Why the Nilgiri Tahr Prefers Tea

There’s a myth that goats eat everything. In the case of the rare Nilgiri tahr (pronounced nil-ghi-ri tar), it’s everyone …

Sei Whale

Clocking 48kmh (30mph) or more is pretty impressive for the ninth largest living animal, and handy if some orcas come …


The “African unicorn” can be as elusive as the myth. You would be too, if you lived in the real …

Northern Corroboree Frog

Should you ever find yourself standing on a high, wet heath in south-east Australia and shout loudly, either due to …

Hawai’i Creeper

A volcano is the only refuge this cute little bird has left. What kind of pig would destroy its habitat …

Zhou’s Box Turtle

Zhou’s box turtle already lives in a “box” shell and likely a “box” in captivity. Will it keep out of the underground kind?


The critically endangered vaquita looks like it’s smiling. It’s really not.


The gharial is probably the least deadly croc, but we give it the most crap.

Devil Fish

No, the devil fish’s eyes aren’t comically popping out, they’re just fins.


The bandicoot is cute and eats deadly spiders. Why do we destroy it??