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12 Great Escapes By Animals in Captivity

Films like Madagascar tell exciting stories of animals escaping from their captors, yet the characters' real-life counterparts still sit behind bars -- except these lucky few.

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7 Symbiotic Wonders of the Natural World

Of all the animal pairings in the world, some of the most uncanny ones involve birds. What? Those flighty animals the flit about and flee at the slightest sign of trouble?

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Happy Post-V Day: 3 Mate-Eating Animals

hile scientists have postulated all kinds of evolutionary reasons for sexual cannibalism, their theories are often confounded by three core conflicts:

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20 Strange, Rare and Exotic Endangered Species

Strange and bizarre endangered animal species: mexican walking fish, coconut crab, giant salamander, bird eating spider, komodo, glass frog, kagu and more.

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12 Exotic & Surprising Natural Predators

These 12 animals may not look dangerous, but they've got surprisingly aggressive instincts and dangerous defensive mechanisms.

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74 of the World's Strangest Animals

Some of the strangest, most amazing and most threatened species in the world. Some of these animals may appear harmless but are all too deadly while others ...

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8 Beautiful Endangered Birds

8 beautiful birds that we hope won't go the way of the dodo. Gorgeous pictures of species threatened by habitat destruction, human carelessness, and invasive species.

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Endangered & Strange Plants, Flowers & Trees

From ugly-but-life-saving to extraodinarily-beautiful-but-killer flowers, here are some of the most exotic or endangered plants, flowers, trees and forests in the world.

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Endangered Fish Species and Marine Life

Some of the world's most amazing and threatened fish species from around the world - endangered due to changes in climate as well as poor fishing practices.

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Rare Endangered Plants Flowers and Trees

Unusual rotten meat corpse flowers, endangered plants, rare trees, unusual cactus and other bizarre flora threatened by global warming and deforestation.

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8 Majestic but Critically Endangered Mammals

An astonishing 1 in 4 mammals worldwide are in critical danger (either threatened or endangered). Here are some of the particularly beautiful species that are on the list.

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Incredible Fainting Goats

You've seen goats that scream like a man, goats that can climb trees but ... goats that faint at the slightest spook?

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20 Very Strange Endangered Animal Species

It is mostly the cute and fuzzy endangered animals that flash across your television screen - but what about the strange, bizarre and ugly ones not normally featured?

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