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Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Is It True Bird Moms Abandon Babies?

This week in Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we tell you when you should help a baby animal—and when you should leave it alone.

Sea Otter Moms Risk Lives to Raise Babies

The marine mammals burn through 133 percent of their body mass to raise a single pup, a new study says.

Top 10 Headlines Today: Philippine Volcano Erupts, Powerful Star Explodes…

The top 10 news stories on our radar today: A volcano in the Philippines has erupted and taken the lives of at least five people, NASA telescopes caught a glimpse of the most powerful star explosion ever seen, and…

Cat Hugging Kitten Video: What’s Really Going On?

This brief, adorable home video of a sleeping kitten and its mother has gone viral in the past week, attracting more than 18 million views on YouTube. One version is titled “Cat Hugs Baby Kitten Having Nightmare.” To find out if feline science backs up that anthropomorphic explanation, we talked to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the animal behavior clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine…