When Only a Hippopotamus Will Do

Hippos for the holidays? Some weird stories of human-hippo relations.

Matthew L. Miller

Meet the Dipper, the Songbird That Swims

Meet North America’s only aquatic songbird.

Justine E. Hausheer

There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

Pythons in the house?! When a birdfeeder attracts more than just birds.

Justine E. Hausheer

Tarantulas: Color, Cancer and Cramps

Some consider tarantulas creepy, but these researchers find their venom more helpful than harmful.

Kris Millgate

Nature Nerd Trivia: Bats

How much do you really know about bats?

Justine E. Hausheer

Black Witch Moths: A Night-Time Trick or Treat

Black witch moths are dramatic creatures, feared in some cultures, celebrated in others.

Ken Keffer

Black Deer: Have You Seen This Rare Color of a Common Animal?

Black, or melanistic, white-tailed deer are a rare sight. Here’s what you need to know.

Matthew L. Miller

Meet the Goat Antelopes: Strange, Large Mammals of the Mountains

Goat antelopes, the high-mountain mammals you don’t know – but should.

Matthew L. Miller

Dumpster Diving Helps Urban Wood Storks Survive

New research suggests that urban environments can act as a buffer for wetland bird species when natural food sources become unpredictable.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Think Pigeons Are Boring? Not These Birds

Neon pink pigeons? Rainbow-colored doves? These are 10 of our favorite pigeons and doves from around the world.

Justine E. Hausheer

Discovered: The World’s Highest-Dwelling Mammal

A mammal on a Chilean volcano sets the record for high-altitude living.

Matthew L. Miller

The Weird, Wondrous and Vulnerable American Horseshoe Crab

Can the horseshoe crab, an animal that has survived largely unchanged for 450 million years, continue its remarkable record of longevity in a world dominated by humans? Maybe. Maybe not.

Cara Cannon Byington