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Photo of the day: A red fox enjoys the sunset from a path at Katmai National Park
22 things you didn’t know about hedgehogsBeyond their undeniable cuteness, there’s a lot to discover about these wonderfully odd creatures.

22 things you didn’t know about hedgehogs
Beyond their undeniable cuteness, there’s a lot to discover about these wonderfully odd creatures.

Seals may use wind farms as hunting groundsResearchers suggest man-made structures in the oceans may act like artificial reefs that shelter potential prey, making them attractive hunting spots.

Seals may use wind farms as hunting grounds
Researchers suggest man-made structures in the oceans may act like artificial reefs that shelter potential prey, making them attractive hunting spots.

African lake turns animals into statues
Tanzania’s Lake Natron calcifies the animals that die in its waters, and Nick Brandt captures them with eerie photographs.

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Artist creates intricate animal portraits from fabric and thread

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14 surprising foods that contain animal productsIf you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, be armed with knowledge that animal products sometimes show up in the most unexpected places.

14 surprising foods that contain animal products
If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, be armed with knowledge that animal products sometimes show up in the most unexpected places.

With Lifelines, photographer shines a light on homeless folks and their pets
In this heartwarming photo series, Austin-based photographer Norah Levine documents the chronically misunderstood relationship between homeless people and the pets they love.

What species rules Earth? (It’s probably not humans)If humans were wiped out, who would rise up to take our place? Rats? Pigs? Or something else?

What species rules Earth? (It’s probably not humans)
If humans were wiped out, who would rise up to take our place? Rats? Pigs? Or something else?

9 birds that set records for their amazing flights

Tacky lawn ornaments reborn as lemurs’ best friends
The San Francisco Zoo’s lemurs were recently introduced to plastic yard flamingos as part of their enrichment program.