Bits of the unexpected from the animal kingdom.

The Risk of a Rat Invasion

Their accidental introduction has been known to wipe out local bird populations in Alaska. Scientists are trying to prevent it from happening again.

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Rare Elephant Twins in Tanzania

WCS researchers in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park got a double surprise recently when they spotted these twin elephant calves.

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On Mongolia's Vast Steppes

The Gobi Desert is home to unique species found nowhere else in the world.

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"Smoke-Breathing" Elephant

Why does this elephant appear to be blowing out a cloud of smoke? WCS scientists are scratching their heads.

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Amazing Video: Baby Gorilla

The WCS-Congo team captured this incredible video of a western lowland gorilla newborn.

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