Wildlife

northern green anaconda

World’s Largest Snake Found Dead in the Amazon

Five weeks ago, scientists discovered the largest snake in...
man holding a small, oddly-shaped jelly in a glass

‘Spaghetti Monsters’ Menace Texas Beachgoers

This week in “nobody should have to tell you...
a running cheetah against blurred background

Sweet Spot in Size Lets Cheetahs Run So Fast

What makes a cheetah so fleet? According to one...
tropical bird on branch

Birding Controversy: Two Birders Claim 10,000 Species Record on the Same Day

In early February, 70-year-old Peter Kaestner announced he had...
Leaping tiger in the Sundarbans.

Jaw-Dropping Leap: Tiger’s Incredible Stream Crossing Goes Viral

Footage of a tiger clearing a stream in one...
a purple and bright blue 3D scan of a raylike fish

Museum Creates Free Online 3D Scans of 13,000 Vertebrates

The dissection industry just took a major hit. The Florida...
The pink fairy armadillo.

The Pink Fairy Armadillo: A Unique Mammal with Two Layers of Skin

The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest species of...
Air pockets inside pronghorn antelope hairs in summer (left) and in winter (right).

Hollow Animal Hair Becomes Even Warmer in Winter

Many animals withstand freezing temperatures partly thanks to hollow...
beluga whale making an open-mouthed facial gesture

Belugas Reshape Their Melon Heads at Will in Secret Language

Want to learn to talk to a beluga? Better...
close up of a bright yellow and pink bug

Common Insect May Hold Key to Invisibility Devices

Could a common backyard insect lead to future invisibility...
A hybrid of an alligator gar and spotted gar.

New Research Proves Gars are the King of ‘Living Fossils’

Some animals remain unchanged by evolution over millions of...
tiny bright blue sea creature with feathered appendages

Tiny, Venomous Visitors Invade Texas Coast — Don’t Touch

If you’re moderately aware of general outdoor safety, you...
a blind cave salamander on the surface

Blind, Cave-Dwelling Salamanders Sneak to the Surface

Blind cave salamanders in Italy have shocked scientists by...
An artist’s impression of Khinjaria acuta

Atlantic Ocean Used to Teem With Giant Predators

Scientists have discovered a sea monster that once roamed...
Fish swim among pink coral in the Lophelia Reef.

Canada’s First Known Coral Reef Found

No Canadian coral reef had ever graced the radar...
the grey whale surfacing in the Atlantic Ocean

Grey Whale Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

Orla O’Brien and research partner Kate Laemmle were looking...
The tiniest vertebrate in the world.

The Smallest Vertebrate in the World Lives in Brazil

A tiny frog only discovered in 2011 is the...
a coiled bushmaster

We’re Closer to a Universal Antivenom for Snake Bites

BY STUART AINSWORTH AND CAMILLE ABADA   If you're bitten by...
A platypus preying on a worm

Platypus Stings Woman in Rare Event

Platypus survival may be jeopardized — but don’t tell...
The two male humpback whales copulating in 2022

Two Male Humpback Whales Seen Having Sex — With Each Other

For the first time, humpback whales have been spotted...
The tiny transluscent fish

One of the World’s Tiniest Fishes Makes a Sound Like a Gunshot

Barely the size of a thumbnail, a Myanmar fish...
blue whale

Blue Whale Back on Top as Heaviest Animal Ever

Last year, the Blue Planet’s heaviest ever animal lost...
A female skywalker gibbon.

Love Songs Lead Scientists to Skywalker Gibbons

Scientists have found a previously unknown population of skywalker...
Northern green anaconda on a riverbank. Photo: Bryan Fry.

World’s Biggest Snake Found in Amazon

Scientists have discovered the largest species of giant anaconda...

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