Nov 22, 2013:
In the forest, monkeys scavenge for food as well as useful items. One thing that they look for is piper leaves, which contains an insect repelling sap that the monkeys rub on their bodies to protect themselves against insect bites and skin infections.
Nov 18, 2013:
It takes a lot of practice to become a skilled hunter, but thankfully, these little ones are able to master their techniques through play with their siblings.
Nov 8, 2013:
Baby sea otters, when first born, are unable to directionally swim, and are basically like corks floating in the water. Corks that could fall victim to strong sea currents and be swept away in a moments notice. Otter mothers remedy this by constantly watching, carrying, and protecting their precious pups. Ever the clever animals, otters have learned to adapt and take advantage of their close proximity to humans, often using their machines as tools and resources.
Oct 24, 2013:
When seal pups get stranded from their moms and wash up on the New England coast, the University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center is prepared for them.
Oct 18, 2013:
Recently, two twin golden lion tamarins were born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The pair, Samba and Giselle, is the latest addition to the zoo's collection and part of the zoo's larger program to breed the monkeys for release back into the wild.
Oct 10, 2013:
Years of development and deforestation has caused the dramatic loss of prime koala habitat. It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of their traditional ranges have been destroyed.
Oct 3, 2013:
At the Secret World Rehabilitation Wildlife Centre in the English countryside, workers are busy every day caring for the animals in need of their help. Recently, the centre cared for an adorable cete of badgers kits.
Oct 1, 2013:
Deep in the forests of Madagascar, ring tailed lemurs have found an idyllic place to call home.
Sep 24, 2013:
Big news came out of the Smithsonian National Zoo recently as they announced the birth of two rare Sumatran tiger cubs.
Sep 23, 2013:
Along the banks of the Amazon river, a family of river otters emerges from their den for an afternoon swim. BBC’s Amazon Abyss spotters discover them and capture some remarkable footage.
Sep 16, 2013:
You've probably met Timon, Disney's loveable meerkat from their Lion King movies. But did you know that real meerkat also have a unique charm?
Sep 12, 2013:
Often cited as a favorite attraction to zoo-goers due to their adorable face and distinctive black and white coat, giant pandas are exceptionally rare in the wild.
Sep 10, 2013:
Born small and cuddly, lion cubs will one day grow up to be the 'king of the jungle.' Before they can take their crown and claim the title, however, they'll have a lot to learn and master.
Sep 5, 2013:
Flying foxes are the world's biggest bat with wingspans up to 6 feet across. Residing in the forests of northing Australia, these incredible animals seek out fruit and nectar each night and try to keep cool during the day.
Aug 19, 2013:
Big news came out of the Smithsonian this week when they announced the discovery of a new mammal called the olinguito. This small and fluffy carnivore is closely related to today's raccoons, kinkajous, and olingos.