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'Dementor' Wasps and Long-Fanged Bats! Trove of New Species Found
new species, Soul-sucking dementor wasp
May 28th, 2015
A paralysis-inducing wasp, a color-changing toad and a bat with eerily long teeth — what do all of these critters have in common?
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Endangered Elephants Could Find Savior in Chinese Chat Sites (Op-Ed)
social media, ivory sales, elephants, conservation
May 6th, 2015
In China, social media is changing ivory's social status.
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10 Easy Ways to Help Wildlife, Every Day (Photos)
Lowland silverback gorilla zoo, earth day
April 22nd, 2015
Small actions at home can help wildlife around the Earth.
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Cranky Parrots? Weird Island Animals Described in Long-Lost Report
animals, mauritius, birds, ecology
May 7th, 2015
A newly translated report reveals the dodo bird was not the only wacky animal inhabitant of the island of Mauritius: Bad-tempered parrots, wart-faced pigeons and several other now-extinct but noteworthy indigenous animals called this land home.
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Elusive Siberian Tigers Captured in Brilliant Images (Photos)
tigers, wildlife conservation society
May 6th, 2015
The Siberian tiger is a rare beauty, best seen from not too close.
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Will Mobile Labs Finally Halt Killer Frog Fungus? (Op-Ed)
Marbled four-eyed frog, mobile labs, fungus
April 14th, 2015
With a mobile lab and portable freezer in tow, every time Tracie Seimon boards a plane, she brings hope that the tide is turning against the global scourge that's killing amphibians.
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Freaky Frog Photos: A Kaleidoscope of Colors (Gallery)
Panamanian golden frog with toadlet
March 23rd, 2015
Outside the world of cartoons and children's books, the frog color palette is much more than green.
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Crushing the Ivory Trade in China (Photos)
WCS's 96 Elephants campaign, conservation
May 6th, 2015
The ivory trade is taking a hit as Chinese social media ramps up to protect elephants.
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Stunning Songbirds Return for Spring (Photos)
Blue Jay, climate change, spring
April 23rd, 2015
For many of us, spring has arrived when the songbirds return.
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A Few of the Amazing Spiders I've Met (Photos)
Cameroon Red Tarantula
April 10th, 2015
If spiders make your hair crawl, what do you think about hairy spiders?
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