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

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How Animal Domestication Works

Domesticated animals provide us with innumerable products, hours of labor and even loving companionship. Find out why the dog was so easily domesticated and why you'll never see someone riding a zebra.


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 »

5 Animals That Look Like Monsters

5 Animals That Look Like Monsters

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

10 Real Animals That Seem Make-believe

10 Real Animals That Seem Make-believe

The world boasts an incredible diversity of animals, some of which are so colorful and bizarre they seem made-up. Meet 10 of them at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Surprising Things Animals Do With Their Babies

10 Surprising Things Animals Do With Their Babies

Animals have some fascinating ways to rear offspring, and some of those practices prove shocking. Learn more about animal parenting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals

10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals

Did you know that hens can be transgender or that leeches have 3 sets of jaws? Find out 10 amazing facts about animals from HowStuffWorks. See more »