Naked mole-rats live underground and are the only true eusocial mammals, spending their lives in large colonies with a single breeding female. Watch as the Zoo’s colony eats, sleeps and explores its brand new habitat, which features 16 chambers and nearly 25 feet of winding tunnels to patrol.
Wednesday, Dec 12th 2018 (12:27am)
A bobcat kitten that has been named "Mr. Murderbritches" is gaining notoriety as a video of him snarling and swiping at wildlife officers attempting to release him out of a cage in Utah circulates on social media. The video, posted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Twitter, shows the growling Murderbritches as he is relocated out of town after he was caught eating chickens in Kanarraville, Utah.
In Tasmania it's breeding time for the critically endangered swift parrot - but something is very wrong. With three times more males than females, the traditionally monogamous bird is having extramarital affairs, a new study has found. Sugar gliders, which predominantly prey on female parrots, have created a gender imbalance and pushed the population into critically endangered levels.
Friday, Dec 7th 2018 (12:00am)
The evacuation comes after an expert trapper was brought in late last week in an attempt to relocate the otter. Officials had been hoping to avoid relocating the koi, as draining the pond and moving the fish could cause stress and possible damage. But after the otter was able to evade a set trap, stealing the bait and prancing off unscathed, officials are now forced to move the remaining koi.
Here is an abbreviated clip (under four minutes, as the original one at Nova ScienceNow was much longer).
Chaser the Border Collie knows the names of 1,000 toys. But can she make inferences about new ones? Learn more with Neil deGrasse Tyson in this NOVA l PBS tribute to Chaser's owner and trainer, former Wofford College Professor John Pilley, who passed away in June 2018.
Thursday, Nov 1st 2018 (12:00am)
"If you see my dog @ the McDonald's on shields, quit feeding her fat ass bc she don't know how to act & be leaving the house all the time to go walking to McDonald's at night. She's not even a stray dog. She's just a gold diggin ass bitch that be acting like she's a stray so people will feel bad for her & feed her burgers."
Tuesday, Oct 30th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: skot
The best photos usually end up being the most unexpected ones, that were shot at the perfect moment. The timing in these adorable animal photos is truly impeccable, and it makes you wonder how it’s even possible that these pictures were taken at exactly the right time.
Take a look at 40 fascinating and stunning animal photos that were perfectly timed.
Tuesday, Sep 18th 2018 (12:03am)
The worst wildfire season in Chile's history ravaged more than 1.4 million acres early in 2017, destroying nearly 1,500 homes and killing at least 11 people. A few months later, a unique team was brought in to help restore the damaged ecosystem. They have four legs and a penchant for careening at high speeds through the forest.
Tuesday, Sep 4th 2018 (12:01am)
Pandas often give birth to twins, but only nurse one of them, which is a tragic waste of pandas. Scientists have found a workaround that relies on their innate obliviousness, as you can see in this clip from BBC Earth. One may argue that this only perpetuates the survival of less-intelligent pandas, but that's akin to closing the barn door after the horse has escaped.
Sir David Attenborough narrates.
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Dozens of goats and sheep brought for slaughter escaped from a New Jersey livestock auction house Wednesday night - and the facility's manager believes another goat who had bolted to freedom more than a year ago helped them to make their getaway.
Thursday, Aug 16th 2018 (12:00am)
How do our aminal friends in DC eat? Just like the lobbyists and elected fatcats: Only the finest will do. Here is a look at the epicurean delights served up at the National Zoo.
Saturday, Jun 16th 2018 (4:39am)
VICE magazine interviews Gideon, the 9-year-old kid who loves to pet dogs and has posted their pictures on his blog I've pet that dog! for the last couple years.
Because Tigers, lions, leopards (and every other species of cat) spend so much time grooming themselves, we decided to show them what they look like and we got some hilarious results!
From our friends at Big Cat Rescue.
Saturday, May 19th 2018 (10:45pm)
An Australian behavior modification study has recently shown that sharks will respond favorably to jazz, but are baffled by classical music. Get with the program, Bruces - there's more to music than just eating to bebop.
Monday, May 14th 2018 (12:00am)
This Mother's Day, learn how a wildlife photographer formed an unusual connection with a bobcat family in Texas.
Deadpool 2 (2018)
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