Electric eels have been observed in the Amazon hunting in groups for the first time. By working together, they can send fish flying with a supercharged jolt of electricity.
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Scientists recently documented never-before-seen mating behavior in wrinkle-faced bats, in which males pull a furry flap of skin over their faces.
Scientists have discovered that platypus fur glows under ultraviolet light, in the first example of biofluorescence in egg-laying mammals.
Filmmakers spent three years following pandas in China's Qinling Mountains, capturing never-before-seen footage of males competing over females.
Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced to mainland Australia, where they haven't been seen in the wild for millennia.
Who will be the chonkiest bear of all? As bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park bulk up for winter, rangers invite the public to select one thicc beauty as the favored fattest.
After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning.
How much force must a penguin apply in order to blast a flying poop projectile, and how far can it travel? Fortunately for us all, scientists now have answers.
When an adult male gorilla in a South African zoo developed breathing problems, wildlife specialists diagnosed the ailment with CT scans.
A tiny and very tubby baby pygmy hippo that was recently born at the San Diego Zoo is the zoo's first successful pygmy hippo birth in more than 30 years.
The voice of a Chilean wild cat called a güiña, the smallest wild cat in the Western Hemisphere, was recently recorded for the first time — and it sounds like a cheeping bird.
Photos of allegedly "drunken elephants" quickly went viral on Twitter. But the elephants weren't drunk, they were just resting, officials said.
An undercover animatronic gorilla captured astonishing footage of wild mountain gorillas singing while they ate.
When male lemurs want to attract females, they use their tails to whip up a fruity and floral scent cloud that lady lemurs find irresistible.
The wildfires in Australia are at epic proportions. Here's a look at the havoc these fires are wreaking on wildlife and entire ecosystems.
From raccoons in sewer grates to hedgehogs in cups, this was a sticky year for some unlucky animals.