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Spotted Zebras, Yellow Cardinals, and Three-Antlered Deer: What Causes these Animal Oddities?

Albinism, extra appendages, unique coat patterns—all are caused by changes in a species’ genetic makeup. Genetic mutations can alter how a species looks, how it behaves, and how its body …

Salmon for Chummies

Scale up your knowledge with these 5 facts Salmon are a well-known fish, showing up in streams, rivers, and restaurants around the country…but how much do you really know about …

Seven! Wildlife Species That Help People

Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we celebrate all species that form the great web of life—of which people are one part. As scientists continue to discover the ways wildlife …

A Scary Ingredient in your Halloween Candy is Destroying Rainforests and Harming Wildlife

This Halloween, we should consider swapping the ordinary images of graveyards, ghosts and witches with that of burnt forests, skeletal trees and dying wildlife – because the scariest part of …

Tundra swans

Swan Song: 5 fun facts about these majestic creatures

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The Untitled Goose Blog

Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Reaches New Heights

To say that blue crabs are iconic in the Chesapeake Bay region would be a severe understatement. From restaurant signs to bumper stickers, you can pretty much find blue crabs …

QUIZ: Can you name all of these animal groups?

Most of us know that a group of fish is called a school. And some might know that a group of crows is called a murder. But did you know …

Awesome-Opossums: How well do you know opossums?

Did you know? Opossums can kill an estimated 5,000 ticks in a single season! They may not be pretty, but opossums are extremely beneficial creatures to ecosystems and healthy environments …

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