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The World’s Largest King Penguin Colony Is Catastrophically Shrinking—and We Don’t Know Why The World’s Largest King Penguin Colony Is Catastrophically Shrinking—and We Don’t Know Why

The last time scientists visited Ile aux Cochons in 1982, an island that is part of an archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean, the king penguin population was booming. Over 500,000 breeding pairs (around 2 million penguins total) huddled together there, making the island the largest king penguin colony in the world.…

Incompetent Thieves Steal Shark From San Antonio Aquarium by Disguising It as a Baby Incompetent Thieves Steal Shark From San Antonio Aquarium by Disguising It as a Baby

Security footage caught three people stealing a gray horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium in Texas in a plot that would be comically stupid were it not likely to result in harm to the animal, with police taking into custody one person of interest and expecting to charge two others, according to the San Antonio…

Arctic Cruise Line Staff Reportedly Shoot and Kill Polar Bear After Attack on Guard Arctic Cruise Line Staff Reportedly Shoot and Kill Polar Bear After Attack on Guard

Guards for Arctic cruise line passengers shot and killed a polar bear on the island of Spitsbergen in the remote Svalbard region of Norway, resulting in condemnation on social media and swift apologies from the tour operator.

Russian Scientists Claim to Have Resurrected 40,000-Year-Old Worms Buried in Ice Russian Scientists Claim to Have Resurrected 40,000-Year-Old Worms Buried in Ice

A team of Russian scientists is lining themselves up to be the opening cast of a John Carpenter film. Earlier this month, in the journal Doklady Biological Sciences, they announced they had apparently discovered ancient nematode worms that were able to resurrect themselves after spending at least 32,000 years buried…

The Monkey That Inspired The Lorax Is Losing Its Trees The Monkey That Inspired The Lorax Is Losing Its Trees

In 1971, Theodor Geisel, writing as “Dr. Seuss”, introduced readers to the Lorax, a grouchy, orange, mustachioed advocate for a habitat being destroyed by the Once-ler and his relatives in their quest for Thneed market saturation. The story has taught generations of schoolchildren that animals and plants depend on one…

Jaguar Escapes New Orleans Zoo Enclosure, Kills At Least Seven Other Animals Before Capture Jaguar Escapes New Orleans Zoo Enclosure, Kills At Least Seven Other Animals Before Capture

A three-year-old male jaguar named Valerio escaped its enclosure at New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo on Saturday and was successfully sedated and captured, but not before it managed to maul and kill several alpacas, an emu, and a fox, CNN reported.

Horses Make This Funny Sound When They're Happy Horses Make This Funny Sound When They're Happy

When horses are happy, they snort, according to new research published today in PLoS One. The finding could help improve treatment of these domesticated animals, the authors say.

I Do Not Like This New Wasp Species Whose Giant Stinger Lays Eggs Inside Spiders I Do Not Like This New Wasp Species Whose Giant Stinger Lays Eggs Inside Spiders

Hi, do you see that long red thing? It belongs to that wasp. Its function is to both sting and lay eggs inside of another creature, which is eventually killed from the inside by the wasp’s horrifying offspring. I do not like this wasp and hope that I never meet this wasp.

More Shipping in the Arctic Is Bad News for Narwhals More Shipping in the Arctic Is Bad News for Narwhals

The Northwest Passage—the fabled maritime shortcut from the Bering Straight to the eastern Canadian Arctic—is increasingly becoming a real thing as climate change causes an Arctic meltdown. But as these icy waters become more and more navigable, the marine mammals who call them home face new threats.

Scientists Have Invented Craigslist For Shark Livers Scientists Have Invented Craigslist For Shark Livers

In order to save endangered species, biologists are often forced to take a step that feels counterproductive: sacrificing wild specimens for study. Now, a pair of grad students have devised a virtual tissue bank that could help reduce the number of rare plants and animals killed in the name of science.

Origin Mystery of Ancient Rhino-Like Mammal Solved By 55-Million-Year-Old Fossil Origin Mystery of Ancient Rhino-Like Mammal Solved By 55-Million-Year-Old Fossil

Tens of millions of years ago, after most land-roaming dinosaurs died out in the Cretaceous Period, a hodgepodge of ancient animals started to fill the landscapes the dinos left behind. One such group was the embrithopods: hoofed mammals, now extinct, whose name means “heavy-footed.”

More Rumors About Patrick Stewart's Potential Return to Star Trek More Rumors About Patrick Stewart's Potential Return to Star Trek

Todd McFarlane wants a wild Spawn/Venom crossover movie. Laurence Fishburne offers an intriguing connection between his Ant-Man and the Wasp character and the film’s villain. HBO’s Watchmen has cast a huge star. Plus, what’s to come on The 100, more hints about Arrow’s new status quo, and teasers for Nightflyers.…

Rat Dies Doing What It Loved: Breaking Into an ATM and Gorging Itself on Nearly $18,000 in Cash Rat Dies Doing What It Loved: Breaking Into an ATM and Gorging Itself on Nearly $18,000 in Cash

There’s that old adage about dogs chasing cars, not knowing what they’d do if they caught one. Well, a rat in Assam state, India knew exactly what it wanted to do when it broke into an ATM earlier this month, and that was feasting on money until it died.

Swamp Sparrows Display Evidence of Centuries-Old Tradition in Their Songs Swamp Sparrows Display Evidence of Centuries-Old Tradition in Their Songs

If you start listening to birds, you’ll realize that they have a species-specific sets of calls. Would you consider these songs a form of culture? Maybe, maybe not—but bird calls are passed down through generations, much as human traditions are. And it appears that some birds may have song traditions that persist over…

First Manta Ray Nursery Ever Discovered Shows Marine Protected Areas Matter First Manta Ray Nursery Ever Discovered Shows Marine Protected Areas Matter

Manta rays are among the most charismatic undersea megafauna, but there’s still a lot we don’t know these flat, ginormous sea-dogs. Now, in trying to understand how their populations are connected in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have made a wild discovery.

We’re Turning Wild Animals Into Night Owls by Scaring the Heck out of Them We’re Turning Wild Animals Into Night Owls by Scaring the Heck out of Them

All around the globe, human activity is driving mammals to become more active at night, according to new research. Likely driven by a fear of people, many animals shift their schedules toward nocturnality to avoid running into us.

Someone Please Save the Raccoon [Update: It's Climbing Down] Someone Please Save the Raccoon [Update: It's Climbing Down]

A raccoon scaled a skyscraper in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday, managing to climb at least 20 stories on UBS Tower as onlookers snapped photos from outside and within the structure.

The Hypnotic Wavy Fins on This Swimming Alien-Like Robot Make It Agile as Hell

Replicating the complicated muscle structure that allows fish to wiggle their bodies and dart through the water is no easy feat. But not every underwater creature moves that way. Cuttlefish instead use long fins that undulate in waves to propel themselves, which is an approach that robotics maker Festo found…

When Real Turtles Sing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Song, God Cries

Are you ready to go ninja, go ninja, go... throw your laptop into the sewer? Nickelodeon has a surprise 30 years in the making: A montage of actual turtles singing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. If you thought it was going to be righteous reptiles jamming with Vanilla Ice, I’ve got some bad news.

Wyoming's Grizzly Bear Hunt Won't Happen Without a Fight Wyoming's Grizzly Bear Hunt Won't Happen Without a Fight

The Interior Department’s proposal to allow Alaskan hunters to shoot black bears in their dens may have sparked more outrage, but some major bear hunting news also came out of Wyoming last week, when a state commission decided to allow the first hunting season for grizzlies in over 40 years.

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