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What was really the biggest flying dinosaur? Where do wasps get their zinc drill tips? Read this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.
Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. This week, we soar with dogs, look for a peaceful resolution to Middle Eastern conflicts, recover lost treasures high in the Andes, save snow leopards, venture to the North Pole for the last time, preach the dangers of cheap meat, rehab injured city critters, and ponder our climate future.
The mysterious animal is only the 55th confirmed megamouth shark seen since the first one was discovered in 1976 off the coast of Hawaii.
People are fascinated by scarce plants, fungi and animals, and have been documenting the rarity of species for a long time. Following the “gold rush” of the enlightenment era, when taxonomists and collectors were racing to discover new species in exotic and undescribed corners of the world, science settled down to not just discover species,…
National Geograpic Emerging Explorer Lucy Cooke, creator of Slothville, is on a one-woman crusade to show the world why some of the most unlovable animals are actually the most interesting and deserving of our attention, study, and protection. Her new book, The Little Book of Sloth, celebrates the sloth: the cutest, cuddliest, slowest creature on…
The island nation declared a ban on fishing for both species of manta rays that inhabit the country’s exclusive economic zone.
A rare toad species long thought extinct turns up in an Ecuadorian forest.
Some creatures can get remarkably long in the tooth. Here are some of the most elderly known.
Staff at a Dallas aquarium wanted to see if they could supplement the diets of their jellies with protein—so they decided to give the animals peanut butter.
This is the first time researchers have observed fish leaping into the air to prey on birds on the wing.
A common marine worm produces slime with an unusual ability: It glows blue rather than the more normal green thanks in part to riboflavin, or vitamin B2.
It turns out the social lives of hyenas are powered by bacteria that live in their scent glands, according to a new study.
“Whoever has seen these giants marching across the last free open spaces of the world knows that this is something that must not be lost.” – Romain Gary, The Roots of Heaven Several years ago, Marie and I began to mourn the tragic dismembering of elephant society across Africa, an act that caused us to…
A young yak herder, Wangchuk, captured this footage of snow leopards with camera traps provided by the Bhutan Foundation and biologist Tshewang Wangchuk, also a National Geographic Waitt grantee. The yak herder, Wangchuk (who goes by only one name), is a 24-year-old young man who lives in the mountains of Bhutan, in Tsharijathang Valley near…