Wildlife

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Ant gets bee-slapped, and other strange bug moments

Some honey bees in parts of Asia have an effective way of keeping intruders out of their hives. They slap them–with lightning speed. Video included in a study published July 10 in the journal Ecology shows how they send ants tumbling away. Ants are often attracted to beehives due to their large stores of larvae, […]

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106 critically endangered Siamese crocodile eggs spotted in Cambodia

In a conservation victory, 106 eggs belonging to rare Siamese crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) were recently discovered in Cambodia’s Cardamom National Park. Sixty of the eggs have successfully hatched since they were found. According to conservation organization Fauna & Flora, this number sets a century-long breeding record for this critically endangered reptile. “The recent discovery of

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Expedition finds a 10-inch long millipede lost to science for 126 years

An expedition into Madagascar’s largest and most intact forest found 21 species that had been considered lost to science. A team studying the Makira Forest found three iridescent, nearly translucent species of fish and the first documented sighting of a roughly 10-inch-long millipede in 126 years. However, the dark brown millipede was likely never considered

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The best bird feeder camera is at its best price ever—don’t let this deal fly by

The Bird Buddy is one of the coolest products we reviewed last year. It looks like a typical bird feeder, but it has a built-in, high-res camera that allows you to see your new avian pals up close. It typically costs $300, but it’s just $209 if you act fast. That’s $20 cheaper than even

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Ssssso many snakes: Watch a ‘mega-den’ of rattlesnakes in real time

A group of rattlesnake researchers from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) have installed a camera system called the RattleCam at a “mega-den” of rattlesnakes in Colorado. The cameras live stream the footage to YouTube and offer a new look into a very rare habitat. This mega-den attracts hundreds of rattlesnakes due to its geologic

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Beluga Whale Live Cam brings the ‘canaries of the sea’ to your screen

Glittery white, ice-dwelling beluga whales log hours of chattering from their melons as they navigate their frosty world. These canaries of the sea are also among some of the most charismatic summer visitors to Canada’s Hudson Bay, where they arrive with their babies in tow to feast on fish and kick back.  Now, viewers from

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Hunters’ bullets are poisoning bald eagles

After reaching critically endangered population levels in the mid-20th century, bald eagles continue to steadily rebound across the US. But hunters still pose a major problem for America’s mascot—it’s not the poaching, necessarily, but their bullets used on other animals. Specifically, lead ammunition. According to a 2022 study published in Journal of Wildlife Management, bald

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Chinese Customs caught man with 104 snakes in his pants

Milk, corn, gopher, Texas rat, and Western hognose snakes are some of the most common snake species in the US. In other parts of the world like China, however, the non-native reptiles are illegal due to their potential to become invasive species. Unfortunately, this has also created a highly lucrative on the exotic pet black

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Lion brothers take risky swim across crocodile-infested channel

Despite their mighty roars, fearsome jaws, and ambush hunting tactics, lions are not well known for their swimming. Other large predators are often lurking in the water, so these big cats must have a major motivation to get wet.  In February, a team of scientists documented two African lion brothers swimming across some dangerous waters

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Frog saunas could help the amphibians cope with a deadly fungus

Green and golden bell frogs used to be so common in Sydney, Australia that residents would find them hiding in their mailboxes and toilets. “They’d be everywhere,” says Anthony Waddle, a biologist at Macquarie University in Sydney. In the 1960’s though, the population started to slump. More recently, it’s plummeted. Surveys from the past 15

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