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Rare, Blue-Colored Red King Crab Attracts Visitors

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska. KNOM report...

SPOTTED: Totally Adorable And Very Rare Wallaby In ... Hawaii?

Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

Almost a hundred years ago, two clever little wallabies escaped their fate in a private Hawaii zoo and ran off together into the Kalihi Valley on Oahu...

LOOK: World's Rarest Whale Seen For First Time

Posted 11.06.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 11/05/2012 12:18 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet The world's rarest whale has been spotted for the first time, in...

An Afternoon With Africa's Hunting Dogs

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.27.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Under the watchful eye of an adult, the cubs played relentlessly, probably developing skills that would, in adulthood, make them the most effective carnivores of Africa.

Lobstermen Finding More Odd Colors In The Catch

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine -- When a 100-pound shipment of lobsters arrived at Bill Sarro's seafood shop and restaurant last month, it contained a surprise &ndas...

Rare Turtles Come Home

AP | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Turtles represent longevity and good luck, and that's certainly true for 18 rare smuggled turtles that were returned from...

PHOTOS: Rare Snow Leopard Caught On Camera In Tajikistan

Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

A recent biodiversity survey in a remote corner of Tajikistan has yielded surprising results. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) recently teamed up ...

WATCH: Rare All-White Penguin Spotted In Antarctica

Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

This penguin seems to have decided to go against the grain, sporting a cream tux instead of the traditional black and white as he waddles around Antar...

PHOTOS: Google's 10 Most Popular Rare Wild Animals In 2011

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

Each year, Google releases its Zeitgeist review of the most popular and fastest rising search terms of the year. Analyzing the world's queries, Google...

Watch: AMAZING 'Cyclops' Shark Discovered

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green

A one-eyed 'cyclops' shark fetus discovered in July is the real thing, according to scientists. The animal was discovered inside its mother, a dusk...

Rare White Rhino Dies, Further Reducing Dwindling Population

AP | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

PRAGUE — A 39-year-old northern white rhinoceros has died at a Czech zoo, further reducing the world's dwindling population of the endangered an...

The Cutest Pygmy Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What is it about small animals that puts us in the mood to say, "awww?" In the case of these pygmy animals it might be because they are much more rare...

Madagascar's Lemurs Endangered Once Again

The Guardian | David Smith in Berenty, Madagascar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The lemur, a furry primate that symbolizes Madagascar's unique biodiversity, is under renewed threat from a "timber mafia" pillaging the island's fore...