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Animals | Animal Facts

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


Scientifically Speaking: Cuddly or Deadly?

 Scientifically Speaking: Cuddly or Deadly?

Cuddly or deadly? Guess whether these scientific names describe adorable or deadly animals in our HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

Quiz: Racehorse or Type of Rose?

 Quiz: Racehorse or Type of Rose?

Racehorses and roses may seem like they have nothing in common, but their names can be similar. Differentiate the two with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

An Unkindness of Ravens: Weird Animal Groups Quiz

 An Unkindness of Ravens: Weird Animal Groups Quiz

You probably already know a group of ants is called a colony. Test your knowledge of weird names for animal groups with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Famous Internet Pets Quiz

 The Famous Internet Pets Quiz

Adorable animals have gained huge followings on the internet. See how much you know about famous internet pets by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Animals With Better Jobs Than You

 10 Animals With Better Jobs Than You

Hate to say it, but some animals have far more interesting jobs — and more lucrative — than yours. Learn about these lucky 'dogs' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Canines With Careers: The Working Dogs Quiz

 Canines With Careers: The Working Dogs Quiz

How much do you know about working dogs and their jobs? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Tardigrades Quiz

 The Tardigrades Quiz

Search the least hospitable parts of our planet to discover the resilient world of the tardigrade. Prove how much you know at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Weird Ways Organisms Reproduce

 10 Weird Ways Organisms Reproduce

Nature has come up with many ways to increase populations. Learn more about the weird ways organisms reproduce at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Did a Russian lake flash-freeze a herd of horses?

 Did a Russian lake flash-freeze a herd of horses?

Horses are powerful and strong, but are they any match for the freezing cold? Learn if a lake can flash-freeze a herd of horses at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do animals laugh?

 Do animals laugh?

Do animals laugh? Researchers have investigated whether animals are capable of making a unique sound in response to joy. See more »