The Unusual Difficulty Of Photographing Pandas

Photographer Ami Vitale spent three years taking snapshots of pandas in China, a process both heart-warming and surprisingly challenging.

How Killer Whales Went from Hated, to Adored, to Endangered

The more we’ve learned about orcas, the more we love them. But can they survive the dramatic changes to their world?

Can Today’s Whale Species Survive the Age of Humans?

We don’t even know how many whale species exist, so which will be winners and which losers is hard to guess.

Only Two Known Mammals Like Spicy Food

One is the human and the other, says a new study, is the tree shrew.
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See Extremely Rare Video of Teddy Bear-Like Mammal

Meet one of China's rarest mountain-dwelling mammals, which is tiny, endangered and comes with a teddy bear face. 

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