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  • In Pictures Flying animals that aren't birds

    BREACHING WHALE: Whales' surface behaviors consist of lunging, porpoising, spyhopping, lobtailing, and breaching, among others. When a whale breaches, at least 40 percent of its body comes out of the water, making it momentarily airborne. Right, Humpback, and Sperm whales breach the most. A 40 ton whale seen here crashed into a South African couple's yacht on July 18.

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  • In Pictures Flying animals that aren't birds

    BREACHING WHALE: Whales' surface behaviors consist of lunging, porpoising, spyhopping, lobtailing, and breaching, among others. When a whale breaches, at least 40 percent of its body comes out of the water, making it momentarily airborne. Right, Humpback, and Sperm whales breach the most. A 40 ton whale seen here crashed into a South African couple's yacht on July 18.

  • How does a panda fake being pregnant?

    How does a panda fake being pregnant?

    Even though she had elevated progesterone levels, was sleeping a lot, and was building bamboo nests, it turns out that Mei Xiang, one of two giant pandas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was not pregnant. Nobody knows why some animals – including humans – experience so-called pseudo-pregnancies.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 02/04

    A young monk in Bangkok, Thailand, plays with the pigeons at Sanam Luang on Thursday. Bangkok authorities have closed the parade grounds near the Royal Palace for renovations and plan to capture and relocate the park's piegons.

  • In Pictures Tai Shan: FedEx Panda Express

    Giant Panda Tai Shan eats and apple off his farewell celebratory frozen cake at the National Zoo in Washington on Jan. 30. The 4-year-old panda was sent to China on Thursday to become part of a breeding program there.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 02/03

    Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from Silverlit during a press preview for the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, on Wednesday. More than 2,700 exhibitors from over 60 countries worldwide will present their new toy products from Feb. 4-9.

  • Baby panda Tai Shan leaves American home for his native land

    Baby panda Tai Shan leaves American home for his native land

    Born in the US, panda Tai Shan won the hearts of visitors to Washington's National Zoo. But under an agreement with China, he'll now be part of a panda breeding program there.