Spotted: Giant panda in the wildA rare sighting of a giant panda leaves the Nature Conservancy’s deputy director in China breathless.

Spotted: Giant panda in the wild
A rare sighting of a giant panda leaves the Nature Conservancy’s deputy director in China breathless.

Not now, dear: Female butterfly closes wings to avoid sexThe small copper butterfly mates only once in its life and then closes its wings to avoid ‘harassment’ when pursued by persistent males.

Not now, dear: Female butterfly closes wings to avoid sex
The small copper butterfly mates only once in its life and then closes its wings to avoid ‘harassment’ when pursued by persistent males.

Although monogamy and lifelong bonds are generally rare in the animal kingdom, there are some animals that pull it off.
11 animals that mate for life

Although monogamy and lifelong bonds are generally rare in the animal kingdom, there are some animals that pull it off.

11 animals that mate for life

Don’t miss these 9 newly discovered species.

Don’t miss these 9 newly discovered species.

Pink kittensA peculiar pink-colored kitten — one of four found abandoned at a concrete factory in Cornwall — stands out against a white blanket at a shelter. Shelter staffers were shocked when they realized they couldn’t remove the pink color from the 4-week-old kittens. It is believed that they came in contact with red pigment used in concrete manufacturing, causing their unusual appearance.

Pink kittens
A peculiar pink-colored kitten — one of four found abandoned at a concrete factory in Cornwall — stands out against a white blanket at a shelter.

Shelter staffers were shocked when they realized they couldn’t remove the pink color from the 4-week-old kittens. It is believed that they came in contact with red pigment used in concrete manufacturing, causing their unusual appearance.

If it weren’t for the opaque outline around the wings, the average observer might not see the glasswing butterfly perched on a leaf or flower.Don’t miss these other 11 intriguing transparent animals

If it weren’t for the opaque outline around the wings, the average observer might not see the glasswing butterfly perched on a leaf or flower.
Don’t miss these other 11 intriguing transparent animals


The phrase “man’s best friend” has new meaning when you consider these brave canines. We highlight some of the bravest dogs in history, from a black poodle who fought in the Napoleonic Wars to the Belgian Malinois involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
11 bravest dogs in history

The phrase “man’s best friend” has new meaning when you consider these brave canines. We highlight some of the bravest dogs in history, from a black poodle who fought in the Napoleonic Wars to the Belgian Malinois involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.

11 bravest dogs in history

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