In my latest for Nat Geo’s Weird & Wild news, I write about how a camera trap caught a local legend on film – an albino tapir in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest. To see my whole story, and photos, go here: Super-Rare Albino Tapir Photographed in Brazil.
Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in the Brazilian Amazon with orange sideburns and tails “like a blaze.” Titi monkeys are small primates that live in family groups and often sit on branches with their tails entwined. See photos and read the whole story at National Geographic’s Weird & Wild news blog: New Titi Monkey Found: Fire-Tailed, With Sideburns .
Velvet worms shoot slime at their prey to immobilize it before chowing down. Now scientists have figured out how they manage to produce rapid, oscillating webs of mucus, without super-fast muscles. Read the whole story at National Geographic’s Weird & Wild blog: Bizarre Velvet Worms Shoot Slime Jets – Now We Know How .