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

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10 Things to Do if You've Been Skunked

Skunks pack a punch, so if you want to avoid being sprayed, it's best to stay away. Otherwise, see our list of 10 things to do if you've been skunked. See more »

7 Animals that Can Be Heard for Long Distances

You think cell phone users are loud? Some of these animals can be heard for miles. See our list of 7 animals that can be heard for long distances. See more »

11 Animals that Use Camouflage

Many animal species are designed with built-in protection in the form of their skin color. Learn about 11 animals that use camouflage. See more »

22 Peculiar Names for Groups of Animals

How do you refer to a group of goldfish or a gathering of butterflies? Learn 22 peculiar names for groups of animals only at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can animals predict death?

Can animals predict death? Oscar the Cat made the news for predicting deaths of nursing home patients. Learn about how animals can predict death. See more »

How Bioluminescence Works

Bioluminescence is an organism's ability to produce light through a chemical reaction. Learn about bioluminescence and how bioluminescent organisms produce light. See more »

How Search-and-rescue Dogs Work

Search-and-rescue dogs are smart, agile and obedient, but their high 'play drive' is what makes them look for a missing person. Learn about SAR dogs. See more »

What is the biggest animal ever to exist on Earth?

What is the biggest animal ever to exist? The current largest animal is the blue whale, but was it the largest animal to have ever existed? See more »

How Animal Camouflage Works

Natural camouflage is an amazing thing - it increases an animal's chances of survival by tricking predators. Learn all about animal camouflage. See more »

How do fish rise and sink in the water?

How do fish rise and sink in the water? With a little help from gravity and buoyancy. Find out your answer to this question at HowStuffWorks.com See more »