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Feed 'Em: Animal Diet Secrets, Guilty Pleasures and Hunting Tricks

Ensuring steady food sources is key for survival in the animal kingdom, requiring animals like songbirds, baboons and even sharks to be a little creative.

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Animal Detectives: Feline Forensics and Intuitive Insects

Bomb-sniffing dogs aren't the only animal detectives, with cats and wasps having a surprising influence in the world of crime solving and law enforcement.

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Bizarre BFFs: Unlikely But Awwwsome Animal Friends [PICS]

Unlikely yet too cute animal BFFs look beyond immense differences for loving acceptance. Adorable interspecies friendships make us wonder, Can’t we all get along?

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Selection Sunday: A Sweet 16 of Cool Animal Discoveries

In honor of NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday, WebEcoist provides a Sweet Sixteen of the most recent bizarre, intriguing and exciting animal discoveries.

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Animal Suicide: Realistic or Illegitimate?

Animal suicide is seemingly easy to dismiss on the surface but merits more thought when considering how captivity, depression and other factors can affect animals.

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Role Reversal: 5 Strange Tales of Animal Male Pregnancies

Male pregnancy is a rare but real phenomenon in the animal kingdom, as evident in male frogs, bass, seahorses, pipefish and leafy dragon fish.

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Shut Up: How Noise Pollution Is Affecting 10 Animals

Often man-made, noise pollution or environmental noise is adversely affecting birds, frogs, whales, dolphins, crabs, elephants and many other animals.

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Examining Killer Whales after the Tragic SeaWorld Attack

This week's tragic killer whale attack at SeaWorld has stirred controversy about the orca in question, Tilikum, and whether these dolphins should be captive.

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A New Breed of Intriguing Animal Breeding Habits

Researchers have recently discovered some interesting mating behaviors by fruit flies, fruit bats, cane toads, beetles and a group of birds called great tits.

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What Is KIDS and Why Should Koala Lovers Care?

In addition to habitat loss, chlamydia and other threats, Australian koalas are now rapidly suffering from KIDS (Koala AIDS) that is similar to human AIDS.

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Carp Attack! Beware of the Invasive Asian Carp

The dreaded, invasive Asian carp could be entering the Great Lakes, posing a serious threat to not only the ecosystem but fishermen on boats.

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Eyes on the Prize: A Super Bowl of Incredible Animal Vision

Just as Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are known for great downfield vision, sea urchins, hammerhead sharks and bees possess quite eye-opening visual skills.

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Unseasonably Cold, Globally Warm Animal Dangers

Unseasonably cold weather and globally warm scenarios pose grave animal dangers to tropical fish, sea turtles, colobine monkeys, gorillas and other marine animals.

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Animal Bad Boys: From Bully Fish to Alcoholic Flies

Seemingly mild creatures like cleaner fish, damselfish and fruit flies have recently shown that they have surprising wild sides when push comes to shove.

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Ouch! That Stings: 6 Intoxicating, Venomous Animal Findings

From past (venomous dinosaurs) to present (venomous jellyfish) to future (venom treatments), the evolution, dangers and benefits of venom continue to surprise.

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