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Meet the Olinguito, America’s Cute New Mammal

The discovery of new mammals is quite rare, but the olinguito escaped scientific attention while hiding in plain sight. A number of specimens already existed in field museum collections, but were prev…

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The Whale That Changed the World’s View of Marine Mammals

Orcas have become iconic animals on the West Coast and people love them, but it wasn't always that way. The CBC's Chris Brown looks at the Canadians and the whale who changed the world's view of marin…

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10 Small Furry Animals Who Need a Home (Photos)

We love our dogs and cats, of course, but what about our rats, hedgehogs, and ferrets? In animal shelters around the country, there are thousands of small mammals up for adoption. These domesticate…

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What’s Your Rodent IQ? (Quiz)

Rodents... some people love them and keep them as pets, some people disdain them as troublesome pests, and still others are terrified of them. There are thousands of different rodent species, from ago…

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Extinction Rates Soar in Brazil’s Fragmented Forests

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger While much is made about pervasive threats faced by Brazil's Amazon Rainforest (and rightfully so), the nation is home to another biologically diverse region that'…

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8 of the World’s Rarest Mammals (Slideshow)

  With populations ranging from a few hundred to just a few dozen, these mammals are among the rarest, and most endangered, creatures on earth. Click through to discover some of the planet's m…

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These Chimpanzees Make Tools as Weapons

In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Exp…

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Dolphin Strandings Continue in Massachusetts

Rescue teams from the International Fund for Animal Welfare are trying to save 10 stranded dolphins. Last month 177 short-beaked common dolphins stranded on Cape Cod, that's five times what researcher…

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A Race Against Time for Whales Stranded on New Zealand Beach

22 Pilot whales died after their pod beached in New Zealand. Rescuers are trying to save the 77 animals that are left, dousing them with water, waiting for high tide to take them back out to sea. …

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Brain Size Linked to Maternal Care

Researchers at University College London and University of Cambridge say mammals with large brains may have evolved their larger brains due to the long-term investment of maternal care. The British…

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