Valencia Aquarium
(L'Oceanografic)

The Oceanogràfic is the largest complex of its type in Europe and it houses more than 45,000 specimens of 500 different species Continue>
Cetacean Watching on Pride of Bilbao
Take a trip on the Pride of Bilbao and travel through the Bay of Biscay which is one of the best places in the world to view cetaceans. Continue>
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
South Lakes Wild Animal Park has a variety of animals from all over the world and they are kept in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. Continue>









A badger looks for food at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey. The animals are considered a risk to cattle because they may transmit bovine tuberculosis.
The Pros and Cons of Culling Animals
(March 05, 2014) Last fall, the U.K.'s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs targeted badgers for culling - the selective killing of a species as a population control measure. Read More>
An olive python has a Johnson's crocodile in a stranglehold, as seen in a mobile phone image from Queensland, Australia.
How a Python Can Swallow a Crocodile
(March 03, 2014) In an epic battle in northern Queensland, Australia, a 10-foot olive python got the best of a Johnson's crocodile, and a lucky passerby snapped photos.
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Emperor penguins, adults and babies, cluster in December 2013 at recently discovered Ragnhild colony in Antarctica. On its second visit, a team from the International Polar Foundation estimated the population at 15,000 birds.
Explorer Returns to Emperor Penguin Colony
(February 19, 2014) Alain Hubert counts penguins as a hobby. His day job is collecting climate data as a summer resident at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station. For someone needing a penguin fix, he is in the right place. More than a million emperor penguins inhabit the rugged Antarctic coastline. And when satellite images revealed a previously unknown colony near the research center, the Belgian adventurer knew he had to find them and bring back a count.
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Asian elephants caress each other when stressed.
Elephants Comfort Upset Friends
(February 18, 2014) The short list of animals that console stressed-out friends just got longer and heavier.
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The beetle was collected by Darwin in Argentina but had gone unnoticed since then.
New Beetle Collected By Darwin 180 Years Ago
(February 14, 2014) Call it a 205th birthday present: A beetle collected by Charles Darwin was declared a new species on the anniversary of his birth, February 12, 1809, a new study says. Read More>
A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife technician examines a baleen whale that washed ashore dead in June 2013.
More Humane Way Euthanize Stranded Whales
(February 05, 2014) If you saw an animal slowly suffocating to death - and there was no hope of saving it - what would you do? This is a question faced by the researchers, veterinarians, and trained volunteers who respond to whale strandings around the world. Read More>
A monarch butterfly rests in South Carolina.
Migrating Monarch Butterflies in "Danger"
(February 02, 2014) Migrating monarch butterflies are in "grave danger," according to a report that shows their colonies in Mexico now occupy the smallest area since records began in 1993. Read More>
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Snowy Owls Make Rare Southern Appearance
(January 22, 2014) The snowy owl is in town. Bird-watchers, and Harry Potter fans, across the Eastern Seaboard are capturing rare photos of the revered snowy owl, thousands of miles south of its native Arctic home. Read More>
A newly born white rhinoceros walks with it's mother in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
1000+ Rhinos Poached in 2013
(January 17, 2014) For South Africa's white rhinos, 2013 was perhaps the worst year in modern history. Read More>
Bottlenose dolphins leap from the water in the Caribbean Sea.
How Do Dolphins Swim So Fast?
(January 15, 2014) Believe it or not, how dolphins can swim so fast has been something of a riddle for researchers since the 1930s. Read More>
Male Lion
Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa
(January 08, 2014) Lions may soon disappear entirely from West Africa unless conservation efforts improve, a new study predicts. Read More>
Scientists say that starfish, like this blue starfish, use their eyes to stay close to home.
Starfish Eyes Actually See
(January 07, 2014) Starfish have eyes - one on the end of each of their arms - but what they do with them has been anyone's guess until now. Read More>
The American pika is adapting to a warming environment by eating papery, nutrient-poor mosses.
Tiny, Rabbit-Like Animals Eating "Paper"
(December 19, 2013) As the planet continues to warm, conservation biologists worry about the future of species that depend on the cold, such as the furry pikas that live in mountainous areas of North America, Europe, and Asia. But American pikas (Ochotona princeps) may be able to survive a warming planet thanks to a most unusual food source.
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A southern right whale breaching off of Peninsula Valdes, Argentina.
Mysterious Death Threat Southern Right Whale
(December 01, 2013) Surprisingly large numbers of southern right whale calves are dying off the coast of Argentina, sparking concerns among marine scientists and conservation officials. Read More>
A polar bear watches over two cubs in Hudson Bay, near the town of Churchill, Manitoba.
Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way
(November 22, 2013) In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada. It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, they traverse Churchill, Manitoba, the "polar bear capital of the world." Read More>
Black Rhinoceros
Rhino Hunt Permit Auction Sets Off Debate
(October 28, 2013) A group called the Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off the chance for one hunter to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia. The club claims all proceeds will support conservation of the embattled species, but the the announcement has touched off a firestorm of criticism around the world. Read More>
Cocoa Frog
Remote Rain Forest Expedition 60 New Species
(October 03, 2013) Scientists exploring Suriname's rain forests, some of the most remote on Earth, discovered 60 new species and a pristine region in need of protection.
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An adult male saiga in the Torgay region of Kazakhstan
World's Oddest Looking Antelope, Comeback?
(September 20, 2013) With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character from a Dr. Seuss book or the bar scene in Star Wars. But don't be fooled by its droll appearance: The saiga antelope is one of the animal world's great survivors. Read More>
The olinguito is the first carnivore species to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.
Newly Discovered Carnivore
(August 15, 2013) A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says. Read More>
An African rock python in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.
African Rock Pythons: Explaining the Snake
(August 06, 2013) Two boys found strangled to death by an African rock python in New Brunswick, Canada, on Monday were victims of one of the world's most vicious snakes.
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Bottlenose dolphins swim in the Sea of Cortez.
Dolphins Have "Names," Respond When Called
(July 22, 2013) We already knew that bottlenose dolphins can follow "recipes" in preparing mollusks, help other species in distress, and possibly do math. So it may come as no surprise that the marine mammals also call each other by whistles that act as names. Read More>
Two male spring field crickets engaged in a fight.
Crickets Act Differently When Others Watching
(July 09, 2013) Everybody loves an audience, even crickets.
A new study shows that the insects change their aggressive behavior when they know other crickets are watching, the first time this phenomenon has been observed in any invertebrate. Mammals, birds, and fish are all known to be influenced by others. Read More>




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Giant Eland
Giant Eland
Giant Eland live in the broad-leafed savanna, woodlands and glades of central and western Africa. They also live in forests as well as on the fringes of deserts. Continue>
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagles are found throughout North America and they are able to live anywhere with adequate nesting trees, feeding grounds and roosts. Continue>
Pygmy Tree Shrew
Pygmy Tree Shrew
Pygmy Tree Shrews can be found in the forests of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo and some off-shore islands. They are active during the day and they can often be seen up to 20 metres above the ground running along lianas and branches of trees. Continue>
Grevy's Zebra
Grevy's Zebra
Grevy's Zebra can be found on the savannahs and grasslands of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. They feed on a variety of grasses, bark, shrubs, roots, leaves, buds and fruits. Continue>
Banteng
Banteng
Banteng can be found in open areas close to dense thickets and forests in south east Asia. They feed on grasses and other vegetation. Continue>
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroo
Red Kangaroos inhabit the dry scrub areas and open savannahs of Australia. They live either alone, in small groups or they gather together in larger groups when resources are scarce. Continue>
Fleay's Barred Frog
Fleay's Barred Frog
Fleay's Barred Frogs are found in small pockets of rainforest in eastern Australia. They often hide among leaf litter and vegetation and prefer to live near fast flowing streams. Continue>
Osprey
Osprey
Ospreys are medium/large birds of prey and they are found throughout the world, except in Antarctica. They are brown and white in colour, their underside and head being mostly white, and their upper side being mainly brown. Continue>














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