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These Might Be The Loneliest Whales in the World

Humpback whales can be found all over the world's oceans, despite the heavy beating they took in the era of industrial whaling. They undertake one of the longest annual migrations feeding at high latitudes and breeding near the equator. But there's one peculiar group of humpbacks who live life a bit differently. » 12/04/14 3:39pm 12/04/14 3:39pm

Why Are Killer Whales Suddenly Hunting Humpbacks?

Not for nothing are Orcas called Killer whales, but reports of their hunting the "great" whales (baleen & sperm whales) have been rare, and there is little consensus as to the importance of such predation. But new evidence suggests that Humpback whale calves are a regular snack for the black and white killers. » 12/03/14 7:51pm 12/03/14 7:51pm

This Nature Documentary Was Made Inside the World of Grand Theft Auto

Lots of things are wrong with the Grand Theft Auto franchise - violence, sexism, and so on - but I think it's still pretty cool that the GTA 5 universe has wildlife running (and swimming) around. A YouTuber recorded the CGI wildlife and created a tribute to the Attenborough "grandeur of nature"-style documentary. » 12/01/14 4:18pm 12/01/14 4:18pm

Painted Dogs Took Down A Pregnant Impala and Nat Geo Streamed It Live

In the run-up to Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Week, the network has been livestreaming video from South Africa's Kruger National Park twice each day online via WILDSafariLive.com. Last week, viewers got a surprise: a pack of wild dogs brought down a pregnant impala. Fair warning: this video is hard to watch. » 11/19/14 9:30am 11/19/14 9:30am

A Hippo Learns The Only 100% Effective Birth Control is Abstinence

As part of their management of their animals, zoos get together to create breeding recommendations for each species. But sometimes the animals have their own plans. Despite being on contraceptives, a Los Angeles Zoo hippo delivered a surprise baby on Halloween. » 11/06/14 3:52pm 11/06/14 3:52pm

Divers Remove 57 Tons Of Junk From Hawaii's Northwestern Islands

A team of 17 divers from the NOAA has returned from a 33-day mission to remove marine debris from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. You're not going to believe the amount of crap they had to pull out. » 10/31/14 11:47pm 10/31/14 11:47pm

A Fascinating Documentary on Crows, One of the World's Smartest Animals

There's no better way to celebrate Halloween than by snuggling up with this mesmerizing PBS documentary, A Murder of Crows, first aired in 2010 and now available free online. We actually get to see some of the experiments that offered solid evidence that crows are breathtakingly smart tool users. » 10/31/14 11:41pm 10/31/14 11:41pm