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Photographer captures stunning image of eagle in symmetrical reflection

Steve Biro was on his second visit to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario in early May, hoping to capture some good reflection shots of Bruce, the resident bald eagle. The last time he visited, he tells MNN, the water…

Hungry bear climbs 25 feet up to an osprey nest looking for lunch

[embedded content] Ospreys have been around for more than 11 million years. And over the course of that time, those ospreys have dealt with a hungry predator or two. Take the video above for example. A live camera from explore.org…

The government will pay you $1,000 to adopt a wild horse

Although the idea is romantic — wild horses grazing the wide, open plain — government officials say the reality is far from ideal. The number of wild horses continues to grow each year as fewer people take advantage of adoption…

Meddling bonobo moms will stop at nothing to get grandchildren

You may not be under any any obvious pressure to have children. Nobody’s telling you that have absolutely must multiply. But sometimes — maybe during a holiday dinner with the parents — you and your significant other get the hint….

How does a sloth say 'Thank you'?

Sloths aren’t the fastest creatures in the animal kingdom. So when one man saw a sloth in the streets of Brazil, he had to stop and help the poor creature. The video above was taken in Rio Santos. The man…

10 things you didn't know about koalas

Long before we started going loopy for lemurs, slow loris and sloths, we had koalas — the original poster child for cute and cuddly animals that make us go “Aww!” Although most people know that koalas live in Australia and…

4 things that make the humble squid the supergenius of the sea

If there’s one book you should never judge by its strange and squishy cover, it’s the squid — or any cephalopod for that matter. There’s already plenty of proof of octopus intelligence — from their wily hunting skills to their…

Get face to face with wild African lions

[embedded content] Getting up close and personal with a wild African lion may seem terrifying, but it can also be an astonishing — and safe — experience if there’s a live camera and computer screen between you and the big…

New panda park in China will be much bigger than Yellowstone

Long the iconic face of endangered species, the giant panda has made significant progress in recent years. In the 1980s, only about 1,216 pandas were left in the wild, but the most recent census in 2015 counted 1,864 adult bears,…

5 things you didn't know about the weirdly majestic basking shark

Seeing a basking shark swimming through the ocean with its incredible, gaping mouth must be an odd sight. But consider that a fully grown basking shark can grow up to 36 feet in length, its mouth can open up to…