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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Just for fun: Weirdest stories of 2012


National Geographic compiled a list of the ten weirdest nature stories of 2012. Check out their Weird & Wild files to see them all, but here's my favorite:

The maned lioness. 
Yes, this is a female lion. These extremely rare specimens probably received an overabundance of androgens in the womb. You can read the story here.



A maned lioness in Botswana's Okavango Delta. 
Photograph courtesy Deon De Villiers.