Animals: Playful mongoose, wildlife wins, Christmas crabs, and much more

Animals: Playful mongoose, wildlife wins, Christmas crabs, and much more




Plus: The year's best animal stories  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌    ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  
Ye Olde Tree Kangaroo
In this edition: It's been quite a year... and it's time to celebrate. Here are some of 2018's most popular stories, with a sprinkling of seasonal stories. About animals. Mostly. (We've also got one about Christmas trees. Plant folk, rejoice!)
      mongoose moxie     
Is This Mongoose Playing Dead or Just Playing? Video Cracks Up Experts
A dwarf mongoose and a Southern yellow-billed hornbill engage in never-before-seen behavior in footage captured in South Africa.
what's it doing?
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Winter Animals: Creatures that weather the cold in style +
      winning!     
7 ways wildlife won in 2018
Elephants, rhinos, whales, and other imperiled species received a boost this year.
see the winners
      comedian     
These are the funniest animal photos of 2018
Get an eyeful of the year's most humorous animal shots, all for a good cause.
get giggling
      so, so big     
World's biggest pig captured in rare video
The 600-pound giant forest hog is expert at avoiding people, who are increasingly hunting the animal in its African habitat.
show me this big pig
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Can't See Me: Spot the Camouflaged Animals in These Photos +
      scent of peril     
'Chanel No. 5 of Christmas trees' threatened by poachers
The endangered Guatemalan pinabete fir is prized for its scent, making it a target of tree thieves and the police who hunt them this holiday season.
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Good News: Sloths and other animals rescued from the wildlife trade +
      species stories     
Christmas Island red crabs
Gecarcoidea natalis lives on Christmas Island, hence the Latin natalis meaning "birthday of the Lord." Gecarcoidea derives from the Greek root Ge for "earth" and "karkínos" for crab, hence "land crab."
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DID YOU KNOW?
A group of zebras is known as a "zeal."

Savor this last letter—Z—and enjoy a festive end of the year, to begin 2019 with zest.
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