An extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was recently "stumbled upon" outside a cave in Chongqing, China. This creature represents the largest living amphibian in the world, and possibly the oldest.
Two new satyr butterflies, one of which was named after the iconic naturalist named David Attenborough, were recently found hidden among lowland tropical forests in a remote region of the upper Amazon basin.
A rare Eastern Pacific green sea turtle was recently seen swimming in Northern California's San Joaquin River far from its home near Mexico. Researcher believe the animals have been lured north by warmer El Niño waters and that this may be dangerous for the species if more follow.
Rare wood turtle eggs were recently unearthed during a backyard renovation in Nova Scotia. Thanks to the homeowner's care, the eggs were able to fully develop, and the hatchlings have made it safely to the nearest pond where they will hibernate through winter.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have made the first-ever field observations of Omura's whales, which occured off the coast of Madagascar. This study sheds light on the rare species' behavior and habitat preferences.
After capturing a rare bird that hasn't been seen in half a century, researches decided to kill the bird for further studies. Whether or not this decision was in the species' best interest is now the topic of a heated debate.
Western Serpentiform Skinks, a remote species that looks like a snake but has the arms and tongue of a lizard, have been considered extinct for a long time. But a recent photographed sighting in Kenya suggests there is hope – and more to learn about this reclusive species.
It's not very often that you lump a kangaroo and a shark into the same sentence, and yet that's exactly what comes to mind when talking about the rare, cute pocket shark that was discovered deep in the Gulf of Mexico.