Watch As A Lone Porcupine Fends Off 17 Lions

Lucien Beaumont, a guide at the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, was observing a pride of lions on the move, when they surrounded something. "My imagination started to race, trying to figure out what they had found," he writes on his blog. He never imagined it would be a porcupine—or what would happen next. » 11/05/14 11:00am 11/05/14 11:00am

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 1:11pm 9/29/14 1:11pm

Behold, the world's first known "strawberry" leopard

You're looking at the only known example of what conservationists are calling a strawberry colored African leopard. The big, pink-hued cat — which makes its home at South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve — is affected by erythrism, a poorly understood genetic condition that causes him to either overproduce red pigments… » 4/13/12 1:40pm 4/13/12 1:40pm

How to use dice to stop people from lying on surveys

Whenever we turn on the news, we're treated to statistics about things there seem to be no way of verifying. How many people has the average person slept with? How many crimes has the average person committed? The numbers quoted are often the result of surveys. In a survey, there's nothing to keep people honest,… » 7/30/11 12:00pm 7/30/11 12:00pm