Top 10 animal stories of 2006
December 20, 2006 8:16pm CST
IT'S been a roller-coaster year for biologists, who were elated by treasure troves of new species in Indonesia, a bizarre dolphin with "legs," and India's first new bird in half a century. But scientists also warned that humans are slaughtering elephants by the hundreds and could even strip the oceans of seafood by 2048. Relive some of 2006's most amazing, bizarre, and heartbreaking tales with National Geographic's most popular animal stories of the year.