The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees A Scientific Mystery

Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants...

Snowy Owl Invasion! Tracking an Unusual Migration

Late in 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find them—including Florida. What had caused so many of these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home...

The Woolly Monkey Mysteries The Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species

In the cloud forests of the Amazon Basin, scientists are installing extraordinary numbers of camera traps in the hopes of learning more about an elusive species—woolly...

The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats A Scientific Mystery

Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years,...

The Search for Olinguito Discovering a New Species

In the dark, Kristofer Helgen and a group of scientists peered up into the treetops of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Staring back at them was a furry, four-legged creature. Could...

The Great Leopard Rescue Saving the Amur Leopards

In 2007 only thirty Amur leopards remained in the wild. Scientists knew they needed to do more to help these big cats. However, details of the leopards' wild lives in their...

The Great Rhino Rescue Saving the Southern White Rhinos

Southern white rhinos are in trouble. For years, a rumor has been spreading that their horns can be used to cure cancer, and poachers have been targeting these gentle creatures....

Animal Heroes True Rescue Stories

Learn about animals, both domestic and wild, who have become heroes when they came to the rescue of humans.

The Great Penguin Rescue Saving the African Penguins

African penguins waddle around nesting colonies in lower numbers than ever before. Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish...

The Great Shark Rescue Saving the Whale Sharks

Top-selling science author Sandra Markle presents the story of whale sharks—the largest fish on the planet. Facing threats from commercial fishing as well as climate change,...

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