Ancient, Predatory "Lobster" is an Ancestor to All Modern Arthropods

More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters. Yawunik kootenayi, a common ancestor to spiders, shrimp and butterflies, was a predatory "lobster-like" creature that ruled the seas half a billion years ago. » 3/28/15 1:45pm Saturday 1:45pm

Sharks Can Remember What They've Learned For A Year, Probably Longer

Last year, we found out that sharks have social personalities. Now comes evidence that they can identify shapes and optical illusions — and remember what they've learned for a full year, and maybe even longer. » 2/26/15 11:20am 2/26/15 11:20am

Why Dingoes Could Be The Solution To Australia's Feral Cat Problem 

Feral cats are a huge problem in Australia, feeding off more than 400 of Australia's animal species. A new study has discovered that tiny, endangered animals fare better in areas populated by dingoes, suggesting these canine cousins could be used as effective conservation tools. » 2/09/15 12:20pm 2/09/15 12:20pm

The First-Ever Footage Of An African Golden Cat Attacking Prey

Using a camera trap, conservationists working in Kibale National Park in south Uganda have captured dramatic video of an African Golden Cat attacking a group of red colobus monkeys. » 1/30/15 6:20am 1/30/15 6:20am

We're in a Technological Arms Race with Bears for Our Food

It's almost impossible to secure yourself against a food raid from bears. That's because these giant mammals are clever tool users, and they share their tech knowledge with other bears nearby. As a result, bear-proofing technology rarely works for more than a couple of decades before every bear knows how to crack it. » 1/28/15 3:29pm 1/28/15 3:29pm

Incredible Images Show A Python Devouring An Entire Wallaby

A park ranger in Australia's Nitmiluk national park recently stumbled upon an extraordinary scene: an 8-foot long olive python swallowing an entire agile wallaby joey. » 12/30/14 6:40am 12/30/14 6:40am

This Bird Chose The Absolute Worst Place To Poke Its Head

Animals living in the wild can't let their guard down for a single second lest they become a quick meal. Case in point: this bird who chose a rather regrettable place to go foraging. Warning: This video isn't particularly graphic, but it is rather sad. » 12/10/14 7:40am 12/10/14 7:40am

This Video of Lion Hunting is Killer

Last month we brought you footage of an African painted dog pack taking down a pregnant impala. Today, we bring you lions hunting a baby buffalo. » 12/05/14 4:28pm 12/05/14 4:28pm

Why Are Killer Whales Suddenly Hunting Humpbacks?

Not for nothing are Orcas called Killer whales, but reports of their hunting the "great" whales (baleen & sperm whales) have been rare, and there is little consensus as to the importance of such predation. But new evidence suggests that Humpback whale calves are a regular snack for the black and white killers. » 12/04/14 1:10am 12/04/14 1:10am

Photo Safari: Lions

I always thought it was odd that lions were called the King of the Jungle when, in truth, they live on the savannah and in the bush. Still, they're definitely royalty among the African megafauna. » 11/22/14 3:37pm 11/22/14 3:37pm

Here's What It Really Looks Like When Birds Attack

Nothing embodies the beauty of the hunt more than a bird attacking its prey. Here is some of the most incredible footage ever captured of what happens when these predators attack. » 11/21/14 3:03pm 11/21/14 3:03pm

Painted Dogs Took Down A Pregnant Impala and Nat Geo Streamed It Live

In the run-up to Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Week, the network has been livestreaming video from South Africa's Kruger National Park twice each day online via Last week, viewers got a surprise: a pack of wild dogs brought down a pregnant impala. Fair warning: this video is hard to watch. » 11/20/14 1:00am 11/20/14 1:00am

Drought Forces Lions Into Desperate Hunt

There aren't many predators that can kill a fully grown elephant, but a juvenile elephant is a different story. When they're young, lions can take down an elephant if they need to. And it isn't a pretty sight. » 10/03/14 2:53pm 10/03/14 2:53pm

Watch A Hyena Climb Inside a Buffalo Carcass And Play Peek-a-Boo

When hyenas and lions get into a shouting match over a buffalo carcass, it's a loud, raucous scene. One hyena apparently had enough of the shouting so it decided to climb inside of the warm, wet, meaty carcass, where the buffalo's tasty muscles no doubt provided an acoustic barrier. » 9/29/14 4:11pm 9/29/14 4:11pm

Watch This Leopard Dive Bomb An Impala From An Impossible Height

Leopards often pounce on their unsuspecting prey from trees. But as a group of tourists visiting Botswana recently found out, these brazen felines are capable of launching their attacks from remarkable heights. Either that, or this leopard is completely nuts. » 9/26/14 10:20am 9/26/14 10:20am

Seal Beach Has Decided to Solve Its Coyote Problem By Killing Them

It's always sad when a beloved family pet becomes dinner for local wildlife, but is trapping and killing wildlife the answer? One Southern California community thinks so. » 9/24/14 5:27pm 9/24/14 5:27pm

Watch A Pod of Orcas Stalk, Attack, and Feast on A Tiger Shark

They don't call them killer whales for nothing. In this gorgeous footage from filmmaker Edwar Herreño, a pod of six orcas make a meal out of a tiger shark in the waters off Costa Rica. » 9/10/14 7:06pm 9/10/14 7:06pm

Ancient Egyptian Art Contains The Records of Past Extinctions

Six thousand years ago, the Egyptian wilderness was a very different place. Lions ruled, zebras gathered in large herds, giraffes foraged from tall trees. We know that, in part, thanks to drawings on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. Can ancient art help us better understand modern Egyptian wildlife? » 9/09/14 4:22pm 9/09/14 4:22pm

This Worm is Truly, Deeply Terrifying

This unsettling creature is called Eunice aphroditois, or colloquially the Bobbit worm. These critters can grow up to three meters long and have pincers capable of slicing its (sometimes larger) prey right in half. Also? It injects a toxin into its prey to make it easier to digest. Yum. » 8/16/14 11:59am 8/16/14 11:59am

Annoyed by Fake Shark Documentaries? Here's A Double Helping Of Reality

Well, Shark Week has done it again. "Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine," about a mythical 30-foot great white prowling South African waters, is another fake documentary. As an antidote, each day this week we'll be sharing videos about sharks that contain actual facts. » 8/11/14 5:30pm 8/11/14 5:30pm