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Animals | Animal Facts

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


Can animals count?

 Can animals count?

Pet owners love to brag about their companions, but can they count? Learn more about animals' ability to count at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can animals understand human language?

 Can animals understand human language?

Many humans are sure their pets understand a variety of commands. Learn if animals can really understand human language at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can snakes really come up a toilet pipe?

 Can snakes really come up a toilet pipe?

Snakes are known to hide out in unexpected places. How can snakes come up toilet pipe? Learn more about snakes in toilet pipes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do mice really love cheese?

 Do mice really love cheese?

If you're plagued by rodents, the only sure way to catch them, right? Learn if mice really love cheese at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Cretaceous Animals That Weren’t Dinosaurs

 10 Cretaceous Animals That Weren’t Dinosaurs

Not all Cretaceous animals were dinosaurs. See 10 other animals in the Cretaceous period that roamed the Earth. See more »

Frog or Toad? The Commonly Confused Animals Quiz

 Frog or Toad? The Commonly Confused Animals Quiz

Think you can distinguish between a frog and a toad? Or an alligator and a crocodile? Take our quiz and find out! See more »

5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet

 5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet

Some food animals are smarter than your pet. Really. See this list of five food animals smarter than your pet to get a whole new take on bacon. See more »

10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes

 10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes

Most animals are known for certain personality traits but are they rooted in any accuracy? Learn more about wrong animal stereotypes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Completely Wrong Sayings About Animals

 10 Completely Wrong Sayings About Animals

Ever been told you're as stubborn as a mule? It might be a compliment. Here are 10 completely wrong sayings about animals from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

 10 Superhero Powers of the Animal Kingdom

The animal kingdom is full of superheroes and superpowers. Read about 10 of the coolest superhero powers in the animal kingdom at HowStuffWorks. See more »