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Five New “Flying Monkeys” Identified in Amazon

Five species of acrobatic monkey that have long flown under the scientific radar have been named in South America, a new study says.

Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Alligators and Regenerators

How long can alligators live out of the water? Are there more animals out there that can re-grow body parts? Read this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.

Watch Death Valley’s Rocks Walk Before Your Eyes

Scientist believe they’ve solved the mystery of Death Valley’s “walking” rocks.

Wolves Vulnerable to Contagious Yawning

Contagious yawning in wolves give researchers a glimpse at the roots of empathy.

Washington, D.C.’s Snowy Owl Found Dead in Minnesota

A snowy owl that ventured out of the Arctic and into Washington D.C. this past winter dies in Minnesota.

4 Videos: Threatened Birds Face Polar Bears, Poop-Sniffing Reporters

The ultimate “canaries in the coal mine,” these threatened birds are giving researchers clues to the kind of world we could lose if climate change ranges unchecked. Watch as these feathered dynamos strut, dance, and sway.

See-Through Frogs With Green Bones Discovered in Peru

Researchers discover four new species of frog in the Peruvian Andes, three of which are see-through.

Watch: Grouper Slurps Down A Shark, Not A Typical Meal

A massive grouper gobbles down a shark in one bite. The unfortunate victim seems to have been a meal of opportunity rather than part of a steady diet, according to an expert.

Scientists Solve Mystery of How Hummingbirds Taste Sweetness

How hummingbirds acquired their sweet tooth has been quite the mystery. But scientists think they may cracked the case.

Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Pterosaurs vs. Dinosaurs, Spider Venom, and a Wasp’s “Drill Bit”

What was really the biggest flying dinosaur? Where do wasps get their zinc drill tips? Read this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.

Antelope and Lion Have Unlikely Meeting—Only One Walks Away

Two National Geographic-funded researchers working on different projects, were in for a surprise when they checked the tracking collar data on a lion and a kudu they were separately following.

Can Artificial Insemination Save Endangered Species?

Assisted reproduction is becoming one of the tools conservationists use to help manage endangered species populations.

Mystery Solved: How Snakes Climb Trees

Researchers discover that for snakes climbing trees, it’s all about safety first.

Female Turtles “Talk” to Their Hatchlings, Scientists Discover

New research finds that female giant South American river turtles “talk” to their hatchlings.

Why Are Jellyfish Swarming This Summer?

Swarms of jellyfish that have appeared recently in the Pacific Northwest and the United Kingdom are not unusual, but may signal an ocean out of balance, experts say.