Are Minks Really Serial Killers?

Mink are more than just coats, but do they live up to their folklore reputation of being nature’s serial killers?

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Raccoon's secret superpower

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Racoon can shoot, talk and boss around a talking tree. He also shares a secret superpower with the rest of the raccoon species.

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The 12 creatures of Christmas

Why is Santa’s sleigh powered by reindeer? Are partridges actually found in pear trees? And what on Earth do kangaroos have to do with the holidays? We associate a lot of animals with the festive period, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? If so, wonder no more—we’ve dug around and found out the … Continued

Remembering the animals that went to war

War is often regarded as the greatest downfall of humankind. Indeed, no other species commits such wanton destruction on such a grandiose scale and with such horrifying efficiency. It’s tragic too then, that as humanity has domesticated wildlife, we have incorporated them into our fights and conflicts. During the First World War, along with a million … Continued

Top 5 Spookiest Animals

From the masters of camouflage that lurk in the shadows to the most poisonous species known to man, our world is full of strange and mysterious creatures. As All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner, Animalogic host Danielle Dufault counts down the 5 creepiest critters that are sure to send shivers down your spine. … Continued

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Baby animals: Bactrain camels

Bactrain camels are made for the desert. Literally. Their large, even-toed feet allow for steady footing in uneven terrain in central Asian deserts. They even have extra eyelashes, can close their nostrils, and have hair-lined ears all for protection during sandstorms.

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Baby animals: giant anteaters

Giant anteaters may be funny to look at, but they were built to fight and are armored with extremely sharp claws. Labeled vulnerable in the wild, these furry creatures weigh roughly 45 kilograms and have unusually large snouts and tongues. The better to smell you with, my dear. Their sense of smell is 40 times … Continued

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Baby animals: gelada baboons

Humans can learn a thing or two from gelada baboons. Female geladas won’t put up with any nonsense from the males within their blended families, which are often filled with many distinct personalities. At the Dudley Zoo, they are a small family, but in the wild in the high mountain meadows of Ethiopia, foraging families … Continued

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Baby animals: bear tapirs

You’re not likely to find the endangered bear tapir in the wild. Only 5500 of them remain in the wild making them a pretty rare sight. That is unless you visit the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona. Oh, and they like to eat poop.

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Baby animals: black howler monkeys

At the Santa Ana Zoo, a troop of black howler monkeys are a close-knit bunch. The slow pace of life is similar at the zoo as it would be in the wild except for the fact that they’re endangered in the wild.

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Baby animals: Asian small-clawed otters

When they’re first born, Asian small clawed otters weigh roughly 50 grams, the smallest otters out of the 13 species of otters found worldwide. Their survival tactic is to stick together and to maintain strong family ties.

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Baby animals: moose

European elk were extinct in the British Isles until 2007. Twin elk born at the Highland Wildlife Park doubled the species’ population in one fell swoop.

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Baby animals: reindeer

Reindeer, also known as caribou, are the only species of deer in which females have antlers. The antlers develop within two to three weeks of being born and are the second largest antlers of any deer after moose. In the wild, reindeer calves learn the herd mentality since they’re at their safest in large numbers.

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Baby animals: polar bears

When their mother died from her injuries, 11-month-old twin male polar bear cubs Eli and York were flown from the Arctic to the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Although they may not have survived in the wild without their mother for guidance, the cubs are flourishing at the zoo.

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Baby animals: koalas

Eucalyptus leaves might be highly poisonous to humans, but koalas have a long gut with special bacteria that can metabolize the toxins. The Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth, Australia houses a tight-knit koala clan that can sleep up to 22-hours per day based on their diet rich in eucalyptus leaves.

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Baby animals: rhinos

Thanks to strong conservation efforts, the population of white southern rhinos has been brought back from the edge of extinction and continues to grow. The Monarto Zoo in southern Australia is the largest open range zoo in the country and it protects its rhinos from poachers that are after their horns, which can sell for … Continued

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Baby animals: Sulawesi macaque

Summer is a 5-month-old Sulawesi macaque who resides at the Dudley Zoo in England with her close-knit family and protective mother Jasmine. The zoo is on a mission to help endangered species like the Sulawesi macaque and ensure that they are well cared for as they navigate the world around them.

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Baby animals: elephants

Elephants are more like humans than you might think. A baby elephant at the Reid Park Zoo in Tuscan, Arizona gets by with a little help from Mom when her siblings become too rowdy. Just like a baby’s fingers get more nimble, a baby elephant’s trunk becomes more agile. In the zoo, elephants get the … Continued

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Baby animals: Gemma, the eastern quoll

A 4-month-old eastern quoll named Gemma has a hefty and vital mission in life: to help reintroduce her species to mainland Australia for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Baby animals: clouded leopards

Clouded leopard cubs, Faith and Hope, live at the Nashville zoo in Memphis, Tennessee and are adapting well to their new habitat. The rare, charismatic cubs have no fear as they explore their surroundings and evolve into the natural-born climbers that they are.

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Baby animals: zebras

Graham the zebra is the first-ever calf born at the Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, England. His arrival was a happy surprise for his mother, a 14-year-old zebra, the tail-end age for reproduction. That might be why she’s extra protective of her fast-growing Chapman’s zebra (a subspecies of the plains zebras) foal.

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Baby animals: the Chilean flamingo

Young Chilean flamingo Tweedle at the Reid Park Zoo in Tuscan, Arizona hasn’t quite earned his pink feathers just yet. His protective parents appease his cautious attitude as he gets to know the rest of the flamboyant flock that surrounds him.

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Baby animals: red pandas

It is believed that there are only 10,000 or so red pandas left in the wild. That’s why the birth of a baby red panda at the Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, England was so important. Additionally, red pandas rarely breed as they can only conceive on one day of the year. But, before the newborn … Continued

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Baby animals: snow leopards

Their coats may be thick and fluffy, but they’re not to be played with. Snow leopoards are an endangered species with reclusive personalities, so actually seeing one in life is rare and a big deal. Snow leopard twin sisters at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois may look very similar, but they’re two distinct beings.

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