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News from the Field from Pride in Our Prides Lion Program in Botswana by Florian J Weise – Pride in Our Prides, CLAWS Conservancy It is still dark as our vehicle rattles down the dirt track. Dust everywhere. The smell of camphor and wild sage surrounds us. We are on our way into the Okavango…
Max Allen – Santa Cruz Puma Project Pumas are cryptic carnivores that are among the most difficult animals to observe in the wild. Studying these cryptic animals is often challenging, and it is especially hard to study courtship between males and females. One aspect of my research revolves around using motion-triggered cameras to understand how…
National Geographic filmmaker Bob Poole encounters a giant bull elephant at the worst possible time … mating season. During this time male elephants are known for their aggressive and territorial nature, and Poole may be too close for comfort.
After video of kickboxing kangaroos went viral last week, we take a closer look at more of nature’s impressive fighters.
A poison dart frog from Peru that mimics its neighbors in incredible detail is evolving into a new species, scientists believe.
A female fly’s previous sexcapades can have a profound effect on how her future children look, redefining the way scientists think about inheritance in insects.
Are wood roaches different than cockroaches? Do killer whales usually attack in groups? See this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.
Bigger males may get a lot of attention, but sometimes being smaller and having a different strategy is more successful when it comes to mating.
In the first identified case of “killer sperm,” females that mate with males of another species can become sterile or even die, a new study says.
How sexes evolved in the first place has been a lasting mystery in biology. Thanks to some transgender algae, scientists may have cracked this evolutionary whodunit.
Scientists have revealed new discoveries about mating plugs, which dwarf male spiders insert into females to keep out rival sperm.
Three new species of katydid found in South American rain forests produce the animal kingdom’s highest pitched mating call, according to a new study.
A new species of frog with some bizarre mating rituals has been discovered in India, a new study says.
The spectacular haul more than doubles the number of Indian dancing frogs, a family named for the bizarre courtship displays of their foot-waving males.