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Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.

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Skeletons and Mummies Litter the Shores of Antarctica

What weird and eerie treasures await on Antarctic beaches? Learn about preserved animal remains in Antarctica in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Poop Duration for Mammals Averages About 12 Seconds, New Study Finds

Is there an average amount of time it takes mammals to poop? Scientists investigated the hydrodynamics of defecation, and HowStuffWorks explains. See more »

Do Animals Have Different Blood Types Too?

Can non-human animals have blood transfusions? Learn about animal blood types in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

How the Beagle Brigade Works

The Beagle Brigade is an important part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Find out what how they protect the borders from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can Animals Experience Culture Shock, Too?

Can animals experience culture shock in the same way people do? HowStuffWorks looks at the notion of animal culture shock. See more »

Can Animals Get Sunburned?

Can the UV light emitted by the sun hurt a non-human animal's skin too? Learn whether animals get sunburned in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Pets Satisfy Kids More Than Their Siblings Do, Study Suggests

What's the relationship between children and pets? Learn more about kids and pets in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How Tardigrades Work

No, a tardigrade's not a type of time-traveling police box on 'Doctor Who.' It's an ancient water bear, of course! Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

These Awesome Animals Got Celebrity Names in 2016

Barack Obama has nine species named after him. Learn about some of the coolest species named after celebrities in 2016 at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Tardigrade Mating Finally Caught on Camera, Is Suitably Weird

How do tardigrades mate? Learn more about new footage of tardigrade sex in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »