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

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Are zoos good or bad for animals?

 Are zoos good or bad for animals?

Are zoos good or bad? You might have asked this while visiting your local wildlife hangout. Learn why zoos are good or bad, depending on perspective. See more »

African Animal Pictures

 African Animal Pictures

Many kinds of animals are native only to Africa. Check out these African animal pictures at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Animal Detectives Work

 How Animal Detectives Work

Animal detectives work to solve crimes committed against domestic and wild animals. Learn who animal detectives answer to and how you can become one. See more »

Are Komodo dragons' mouths deadlier than cobras' venom?

 Are Komodo dragons' mouths deadlier than cobras' venom?

Are Komodo dragons' mouths deadlier than cobras' venom? Learn about the deadly venom and bacteria that is released in a Komodo dragon's bite. See more »

Can piranhas really strip a cow to the bone in under a minute?

 Can piranhas really strip a cow to the bone in under a minute?

Can piranhas really strip a cow to the bone in under a minute? Learn about piranha feeding frenzies at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Arctic Animal Pictures

 Arctic Animal Pictures

Arctic animals have developed amazing adaptations to be able to survive in the arctic tundra. Check out these arctic animal pictures at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Cryptozoology

 Cryptozoology

Cryptozoology is the study of creatures that are rumored to exist. But for true believers, these "cryptids" are alive and well and lurking among us. See more »

Bird Facts

 Bird Facts

Approximately 10,000 species of birds make up the class Aves--a diverse group that has long fascinated the human race with peculiar behaviors. See more »

How Aquaculture Works

 How Aquaculture Works

Aquaculture provides food and replenishes other scarce resources. Learn how aquaculture works and how aquaculture industry supplies the goods we use. See more »

What is filter feeding?

 What is filter feeding?

Filter feeding is a type of aquatic feeding in which animals take in many small pieces of prey at once. See how this filter feeding system works. See more »