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The new dolphin's cousin, Inia geoffrensis. Photo credit: Joachim S. Müller

A New Dolphin and Tapir for the Amazon

2/12/2014 // By Ryan Sarsfield

Wildlife fans rejoice at the frequent announcements of new species. Five to ten new bird species, a few dozen mammals, 100-200 reptiles and amphibians (including a new frog in New York City in 2012), and thousands of plants and insects […] Read more >

NWF Naturalist share a cane toad on NBC's Today Show.

Today Show: Wildlife of the Americas

8/12/2013 // By David Mizejewski

On my most recent appearance on The Today Show I brought on wildlife species form North and South America. These TV segments always go by too quickly, and I can never get in all the cool facts about the animals […] Read more >

A baby pudu was recently born at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Cutest Baby Deer Ever

2/16/2011 // By David Mizejewski

A baby pudu was recently born at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.  Pudus are the smallest deer species in existence and are native to tropical forests of South America.  Our friends at the zoo were kind of enough to […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 4

10/31/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Happy Halloween! We’ve saved the best for last. There are several species of diminutive candiru catfish that inhabit South American rivers. They seek out larger fish […] Read more >