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Experts say a giant panda previously thought to be pregnant may have been more focused on food than giving birth.
“[pregnant pandas] receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life”
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Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images
At London zoo, a mossy frog is measured at the annual weigh-in (Philip Toscano/PA)
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Wildlife on the river Nile - in pictures
Photo: Destination Wild: Wild Nile on S/NGC
Sea plankton have been found on the International Space Station – but how did they get there?
If the science side of Tumblr can’t explain it, read this.
Photo highlights of the day: A hummingbird flies in a garden in Pereira, Colombia. (Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)
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A family taking a trip around Australia were treated to more than they bargained for when crocodilian crowd favourite ‘Brutus’ took on a bull shark in the muddy mangroves. The result? Dinner for Brutus, curtains for the shark.
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Photo: Andrew Paice/Getty
Body paint artist Emma Fay transforms models into stunningly realistic animals. Here, we look at how she did it
Photos: Emma Fay/Barcroft Media
Weekend readers’ best photographs: vibrant
Linda Wride: The vibrant colours of a painted donkey sculpture stand out against the whitewashed walls and blue skies of Santorini
iPhone photography awards 2014 – see more of this year’s winners
Photo by Michael O’Neal from San Francisco, US – first place in the animals category
Fish-eating spiders discovered by scientists – video
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