"Fingerprinting" cheetahs is a non-invasive way to identify individual cats in the wild. #BigCatWeek
Our video of the day: The cock-eyed squid gets its name from—you guessed it—its mismatched eyes.

Meet a Squid With One Weird Eye

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Named for a gnome of Brazilian folklore, this newly discovered species of opossum has been hiding in plain sight.

New Redheaded Opossum Named After Magical Gnome

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This baby elephant was shot by poachers—but now he's up and walking again.
"Any time I lose a lion, it's like losing a member of my family," says Jeneria Lekilelei of the Samburu tribe. #BigCatWeek

Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them

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Watch: It may look like a sinkhole or a gigantic whirlpool, but this mesmerizing footage actually shows a “spillway” built by engineers.

See Mammoth 'Hole' Open In This Lake

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Photos of school children in rural China making the dangerous climb to school have prompted authorities to take action.

Kids Commute to Clifftop School With Death-Defying Ladders

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Last year the government seized the monastery’s tigers. Now a new zoo that could house up to 500 tigers is nearing completion.

Months After Raid on Infamous Tiger Temple, Plans for Offshoot Zoo Forge Ahead

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“I’m not looking for separate but equal. I’m looking for the same opportunities that my peers enjoy every day,” says Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student.

A Transgender Student's Case Against the School Board

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Playful elephant amusing themselves in the rain. Welcome to #safariLIVE! Join us on a daily live safari as we go in search of wild animals in the African wilderness. Please ask our expert guides in the comments below!
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Watch: The competition for survival unfolds in the cat-eat-dog world of the African grasslands. #BigCatWeek

Landscape of Fear

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What goes on in the jungle when no one’s looking? Thanks to camera trap footage, we have a good idea.
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Following public outcry, the U.S. government has reposted a fraction of the deleted animal welfare data. Here's what we know so far.

U.S. Backtracks on Purge of Animal Abuse Records

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From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky at these amazing archaeological sites.

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

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After 24 days in the field, photographer Steve Winter finally caught sight of a tiger cub. “I cried like a baby … one frame out of five was perfect,” he says. #BigCatWeek

6 Nat Geo Photographers Share Their Favorite Wild Cat Moments

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Chimpanzees are no strangers to lethal violence, but killing within a community is rare.
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See what happens when filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert started filming their neighbor's cat the same way they've filmed lions and leopards for 35 years. #BigCatWeek

Unleashing the Wild Soul of the Cat

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As two divers zeroed in on a fight between a red octopus and a swimmer crab, an unexpected visitor gave their footage a shocking end.

This Battle Between an Octopus and a Crab Has a Surprising Twist

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Travel the world from your armchair with these 12 books set everywhere from India to Sweden.

Around the World in 12 Books

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NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-size worlds orbiting a star just 39 light-years away. Here's what you need to know about the alien planets.

Seven Alien 'Earths' Found Orbiting Nearby Star

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