These Might Be The Loneliest Whales in the World

Humpback whales can be found all over the world's oceans, despite the heavy beating they took in the era of industrial whaling. They undertake one of the longest annual migrations feeding at high latitudes and breeding near the equator. But there's one peculiar group of humpbacks who live life a bit differently. » 12/04/14 3:39pm 12/04/14 3:39pm

Why Are Killer Whales Suddenly Hunting Humpbacks?

Not for nothing are Orcas called Killer whales, but reports of their hunting the "great" whales (baleen & sperm whales) have been rare, and there is little consensus as to the importance of such predation. But new evidence suggests that Humpback whale calves are a regular snack for the black and white killers. » 12/03/14 7:51pm 12/03/14 7:51pm

This Nature Documentary Was Made Inside the World of Grand Theft Auto

Lots of things are wrong with the Grand Theft Auto franchise - violence, sexism, and so on - but I think it's still pretty cool that the GTA 5 universe has wildlife running (and swimming) around. A YouTuber recorded the CGI wildlife and created a tribute to the Attenborough "grandeur of nature"-style documentary. » 12/01/14 4:18pm 12/01/14 4:18pm

Painted Dogs Took Down A Pregnant Impala and Nat Geo Streamed It Live

In the run-up to Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Week, the network has been livestreaming video from South Africa's Kruger National Park twice each day online via WILDSafariLive.com. Last week, viewers got a surprise: a pack of wild dogs brought down a pregnant impala. Fair warning: this video is hard to watch. » 11/19/14 9:30am 11/19/14 9:30am

A Hippo Learns The Only 100% Effective Birth Control is Abstinence

As part of their management of their animals, zoos get together to create breeding recommendations for each species. But sometimes the animals have their own plans. Despite being on contraceptives, a Los Angeles Zoo hippo delivered a surprise baby on Halloween. » 11/06/14 3:52pm 11/06/14 3:52pm

Werewolf Science: Do Dogs Really Bite More People During Full Moons?

Once upon a time, one Dr. Simon Chapman of the University of Sydney received a short note from a local farmer: "Have you university types ever looked at whether dog bites happen more around the full moon? It's a well known fact that they do." Chapman decided to put this urban legend to the test. » 10/29/14 4:28pm 10/29/14 4:28pm