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Mammal Features

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    Animal Conservation

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    Crittercam Helps Study Rare Species

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    Cause an Uproar

    Big cats are quickly disappearing. Now is the time to act. Cause an uproar to save big cats today.

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    Little Kitty of the Week

    Meet this week's Little Kitty of the Week and browse previous featured kitties. Show your support for big cats and upload a photo of your little kitty today!

Animal News

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    Rockpool Gobies: Quick-Change Artists

    These little tidepool fish can change the color and brightness of their skin to blend in with their background, much like chameleons and octopuses do.

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    TV "Channels" Live-Stream Wildlife

    A new technology that takes advantage of unused television broadcast frequencies gives researchers, and the public, a peak into the daily lives of otters, meerkats, and tortoises at the London Zoo.

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Photos

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    Pictures: Tiger Subspecies

    Scientists estimate only about 3,000 wild tigers are left in the entire world. Meet the subspecies and see what threats each is facing.

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From the Magazine

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    The Surprising Lives of Lions

    In case you missed it: See these breathtaking videos and photos from inside a wild Serengeti pride.

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    Gannets Pictures

    Champion divers but clumsy landers, doting parents but hostile neighbors—northern gannets abound in contradictions.