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What Do Giant Centipedes Eat? Your Weird Animal Questions Answered

In this week’s column, we tackle the diet of giant centipedes and the life spans of saltwater crocodiles.

April Fools’ Day: Nature’s Wildest Masters of Deception

By Linda Poon April Fools’ Day is when people roll out their best pranks, tricks, and other shenanigans just for the sake of a good laugh. But compared with the tricksters of the animal kingdom, we’re all just amateurs. (Related: “April Fools’ Day Pictures: Seven Animal Hoaxes.”) For nature’s masters of deception, the use of…

Rare Video: Vampire Bats Feed on Baby Penguins

Bat experts weigh in on first ever footage of vampire bats feeding on baby penguins.

Wild Romance: Weird Animal Courtship and Mating Rituals

Valentine’s Day inspires silly displays in the name of romance, but heart-shaped candies and sappy cards are nothing compared to the show that nature routinely puts on. From balloon-blowing seals to penis-fencing flatworms, here’s a selection of some of the flashiest—and weirdest—ways that animals show off and compete to win mates.

Monkeys’ “Do Not Disturb” Sign

A group of mandrills at England’s Colcester Zoo have been observed covering their eyes, possibly an example of a cultural development.