Scientists have long wondered why zebras have stripes. A recent study seems to show an unexpected reason - to confuse flies so that it's hard for them to land.
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Humans are not the only ones who use dating sites and apps to find a mate. Frogs and cows are also finding partners through creative use of technology.
People who live in Belushya Guba in northern Russia are having some unusual visitors. Dozens of hungry polar bears have been roaming the town, making life difficult for the people who live there.
Scientists believe they have found the first fish able to recognize itself in a mirror. The result is surprising because this ability is usually only found in animals with bigger brains.
As many as 20,000 seabirds have died off the coast of the Netherlands. Scientists are trying to understand what has caused the problem, but so far, it's a mystery.
The recent US government shutdown has had many serious effects. One interesting effect is that it allowed a group of elephant seals to take over a beach in a national park.
Denmark has begun building a 43-mile (70-kilometer) fence along the border that separates it from Germany. The goal isn't to keep people out. It's to keep out a pig-like animal called a wild boar.
As Australia struggles with a record-breaking heatwave, people are staying inside and finding ways to stay cool. Animals are not so lucky. Fish and bats seem to be hit the hardest.
The last person to spot land iguanas on the Galapagos island of Santiago was Charles Darwin - in 1835. Now they're coming back. Experts believe it will be good for both the iguanas and the island.
To recap 2018, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we've covered this year.
Today we're looking at some incredible stories from the world of animals.