Animal Facts

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

Hypnotic, Interactive Map Predicts Migration as Animals Become Climate Refugees

Climate change will force animals to relocate as habitats change. Learn more about a new migration map in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

10 Animals That Look Like Monsters

All sorts of animals look like monsters, from the anglerfish to the crazy oarfish. Meet 10 real animal monsters with this list from HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Reasons Tardigrades Will Outlast Us All

Tardigrades are the ultimate survivors. They've overcome the vacuum of space and flirted with absolute zero. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

There Are Multiple Theories for Why Dogs Tilt Their Heads

Why do dogs tilt their heads? Learn more about why dogs tilt their heads in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Your Dog or Cat Can Have Depression, Too

HowStuffWorks Now looks at the parallels and differences between pets and people with mental illnesses. See more »

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 »

Gaze Into the Disappearing Mouth of the Hydra

Researchers have discovered how Hydra rip open then reseal their mouths. Learn how the organisms accomplish this feat at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

New Study: Fear Alone, Replacing Actual Predators, Can Change Ecosystems

The fear of predators can have just as much influence on an ecosystem as the actual predatory behavior. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Feeling Sick? Snuggling With Pets Won't Hurt Them, Could Help You

Humans can't transmit the cold or flu to their pets, and cuddling could offer comfort. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Should Other Animals Have the Same Rights (and Responsibilities) As Humans?

Should other animals have the same rights as people? And what happens if they do? HowStuffWorks investigates. See more »