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By Dr. Ahmad Yanuar, Orangutan Program Manager & Primatologist, The Nature Conservancy Indonesia, where I’m from is famous for its diversity of primate species. And some of these primates are found only in Indonesia. Unfortunately, many of them are also threatened with extinction. This is what first made me interested in studying these animals, who…
By Dr. Herlina Hartanto, Director of the Indonesia Terrestrial Program, The Nature Conservancy A glimpse of red fur hanging on a tree branch caught my eye while cruising along the Kahayan River in Central Kalimantan (Central Kalimantan is in Indonesia, on the island of Borneo). The red fur coat turned out to be a young female…
Octopuses, squid, and chameleons can do it. And now, it turns out that a fish can do it too. The rockpool goby is the latest animal discovered to have the ability to change their color and the brightness of their skin to blend in with their background.
What better way to mark International Octopus Day than with a roundup of some of our favorite octopus videos. Watch as they battle it out with other sea creatures.
What was really the biggest flying dinosaur? Where do wasps get their zinc drill tips? Read this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.
Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. This week, we soar with dogs, look for a peaceful resolution to Middle Eastern conflicts, recover lost treasures high in the Andes, save snow leopards, venture to the North Pole for the last time, preach the dangers of cheap meat, rehab injured city critters, and ponder our climate future.
The mysterious animal is only the 55th confirmed megamouth shark seen since the first one was discovered in 1976 off the coast of Hawaii.
People are fascinated by scarce plants, fungi and animals, and have been documenting the rarity of species for a long time. Following the “gold rush” of the enlightenment era, when taxonomists and collectors were racing to discover new species in exotic and undescribed corners of the world, science settled down to not just discover species,…
National Geograpic Emerging Explorer Lucy Cooke, creator of Slothville, is on a one-woman crusade to show the world why some of the most unlovable animals are actually the most interesting and deserving of our attention, study, and protection. Her new book, The Little Book of Sloth, celebrates the sloth: the cutest, cuddliest, slowest creature on…
The island nation declared a ban on fishing for both species of manta rays that inhabit the country’s exclusive economic zone.
A rare toad species long thought extinct turns up in an Ecuadorian forest.
Some creatures can get remarkably long in the tooth. Here are some of the most elderly known.
Staff at a Dallas aquarium wanted to see if they could supplement the diets of their jellies with protein—so they decided to give the animals peanut butter.
This is the first time researchers have observed fish leaping into the air to prey on birds on the wing.
A common marine worm produces slime with an unusual ability: It glows blue rather than the more normal green thanks in part to riboflavin, or vitamin B2.