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Surprising Animals That Sport Mustaches

From the Fu Manchu to the Flanders, there’s no bigger must these days than a mustache. But the more fashionable element in the animal kingdom already has its own built-in staches. We thought these lip liners were so cool, ...

Your Weird Animal Questions Answered

Have a mad question about March hares? Something about squirrels driving you nuts? Want the poop on dung beetles? Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, in which we answer a few of your awesome animal inquiries each week. ...

Your Shot Pictures: More Albino and Oddly White Animals

Readers went wild for our recent post “Special Albinos and Unusually White Animals,” offering more than a hundred comments about their own sightings and interactions. Eric Rose from Kentucky let us know about two albino alligators named Snowball and Snowflake ...

Mystery Picket Fence in Amazon Explained

The animal that built the strange picket fence structure has been found. Six months ago, visitors to the Peruvian Amazon discovered a mysterious picket fence structure nicknamed Silkhenge. Despite watching the structure for several days, naturalists at the Tambopata Research ...

Bugs and Spiders That Have Wreaked Havoc on Transportation

“Don’t bug me when I’m driving!” You’ve said it to kids, chatty friends, and your ringing phone, but you might want to also tell actual bugs and, in some cases, spiders. Last week CNN Money reported that ...

Bugs and Spiders That Have Wreaked Havoc on Transportation

“Don’t bug me when I’m driving!” You’ve said it to kids, chatty friends, and your ringing phone, but you might want to also tell actual bugs and, in some cases, spiders. Last week CNN Money reported that ...

How Do Spiders Fly for Miles? Mystery Solved

As if spiders aren’t unnerving enough, did you know that some of them use an electrostatic charge to leap into the air and fly for miles? They’re probably coming to your house. The flight of the gossamer spider ...

How Do Spiders Fly for Miles? Mystery Solved

As if spiders aren’t unnerving enough, did you know that some of them use an electrostatic charge to leap into the air and fly for miles? They’re probably coming to your house. The flight of the gossamer spider ...

Masters of Deception: 5 Two-Faced Species

When we call a person two-faced, it’s an insult. But for some clever animals, being two-faced is a high compliment. Many animals evolve eyespots and even false heads—like the thorny devil—to look more menacing and fake out ...

Masters of Deception: 5 Two-Faced Species

When we call a person two-faced, it’s an insult. But for some clever animals, being two-faced is a high compliment. Many animals evolve eyespots and even false heads—like the thorny devil—to look more menacing and fake out ...

The Wonderful World of Arthropods

Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team. —–— Invertebrates ...

The Wonderful World of Arthropods

Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team. —–— Invertebrates ...

Franz Josef Land Expediton: Ice and Giant Sea Spiders

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off to explore Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, only 900 km from the North Pole. Home to polar bears, whales, seals and more, the team will investigate ...