After a pretty long trip for two little kittens, they're safe and sound in San Diego.
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
April 18, 2014 When a box was opened in Southern California, two little fur balls were inside. Now named Mouse and Wifi, the kittens survived a long trip. Their story's a nice change from the week's heavier news.
April 16, 2014 You've swum with dolphins, ridden camels, stalked tigers. Now, try taking a memory test with a chimp — and losing. It's fun, humbling and mind-boggling.
April 3, 2014 There it is: a wild animal, lurking. Here's Andrew, darting so fast, using his bare hands — and bingo! Suddenly, he's holding the animal. He doesn't use weapons — just his lightning-quick reflexes.
April 1, 2014 YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs and chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of "true" dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else?
Jane Goodall holds a baby Cebus capucinus monkey during a 2013 visit to a primate rescue center in Chile.
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March 27, 2014 Our understanding of chimpanzees, and of ourselves, has been changed in spectacular ways by Jane Goodall's work. Next week Goodall will turn 80; let's send her a message of thanks and congratulations.
"Lydia" shortly before a tracking device was attached to her last year near Jacksonville, Fla.
March 12, 2014 Probably not just to get to the other side. Thanks to a tracking device, researchers and anyone on the Web have watched as "Lydia" has gone where no great white shark has been tracked before.
The fossilized remains of a whale that washed up on a shore in what's now Chile more than 5 million years ago.
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February 26, 2014 Millions of years ago, dozens of the massive sea creatures washed ashore. Their fossils were discovered in 2011. Scientists have worked to figure out what killed them. Now they have an answer.
Sky, a wire fox terrier, is shown here competing in the terrier group before winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday.
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February 11, 2014 It was the 14th time a wire fox terrier won best in show, more than any other breed since the Westminster show began in 1877.
A fish that knows the way to go: the Chinook salmon, which appears to use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate ocean waters and rivers.
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February 7, 2014 Last month, there was word that dogs use the magnetic field to decide which way to face when they do their business. Now there's research that indicates Chinook salmon have an "inherited magnetic map" that lets them navigate thousands of miles of ocean waters and rivers.
My what big teeth you have. An African tigerfish.
January 13, 2014 The African tigerfish can apparently leap into the air to catch fast-flying birds as they zoom by. There have been tales about this impressive feat. Now there's video of it.
Caught red-beaked: This eagle grabbed a small wildlife camera in western Australia, flew away with it and then pecked away at the lens.
December 2, 2013 Watch what happens as a bird in western Australia lifts off with a camera and then pecks away at the lens after carrying the device about 70 miles. It's the latest in a series of fascinating scenes from eagle cams.
The profile of a killer (a high-speed digital image of dwarf seahorse).
University of Texas at Austin
November 27, 2013 Thanks to the shape of their heads, the inch-long creatures can creep up on their prey. Then they strike with lightning speed. Researchers have captured the way they attack on video.
Elephants at the Mashatu game reserve in Mapungubwe, Botswana.
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November 21, 2013 Animal emotions are increasingly recognized as genuine by scientists. Yet there's still a tendency to consider human relationships, especially outside the biological family, as exceptional. Commentator Barbara J. King challenges this notion.
November 16, 2013 A claim about a clam leads to a discovery for some of us: Those bivalves in our bowls may be centuries-old.
Seven days old and roaring — or raring — to go. A white lion cub born last week at the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia.
October 4, 2013 Animal lovers' hearts may just melt when they see and hear a little lion born last week at the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia.
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