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Meet the first baby koala born in Australian wildlife park since devastating wildfires

A wildlife park in Australia is offering a tiny, fluffy bundle of good news. Keepers announced the birth of their first baby koala since bushfires devastated the continent. The Australian Reptile Park near Sydney, New South Wales, posted a video…

Bird-watching has boomed during the pandemic

Most animals have been better off without us during the pandemic, but there’s one confluence of humans and nature that may have gotten an enduring boost: bird-watching. It just so happens to be a hobby that’s good for both wildlife…

Historic deal preserves millions of pollination corridors for monarch butterflies

A huge swath of land that wasn’t being fully utilized has been set aside for monarch butterfly habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago have signed an agreement to create habitat for…

These giant invasive lizards are eating their way through Georgia

[embedded content] Beware the tegu. With a name that sounds like it could be Godzilla’s enemy of the week, this ravenous reptile is on a rampage in the American South. Georgia, in particular, is feeling the impact of the tegu,…

Why do squirrels spend their time in trees and chipmunks prefer the ground?

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake a squirrel for a chipmunk. Especially when you spot one, twitching and darting across the yard like an electrified muppet. But given a closer look, the differences between these rodents become obvious. Chipmunks…

A strange and tiny seahorse has been discovered in South Africa

A tiny species of seahorse never seen in African waters before has been discovered in South Africa’s Sodwana Bay. In fact, the pygmy seahorses found among the coral are the first ever known in the Indian Ocean, according to research…

Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know

Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing with it a wide range of wildlife. Warming weather spurs lots of animals to get back to work after winter, including many familiar insects like bees, butterflies, crickets, and ladybugs. And across…

Researchers thought these metallic blue bees were extinct — until they saw them in Florida

An extremely rare blue bee has been spotted in Central Florida, a discovery that thrilled researchers who suspected the insect might have become instinct. Last recorded four years ago, the blue calamintha bee was seen by Florida Museum of Natural…