Carnivores

Carnivores are meat-eating mammals. Learn about tigers, coyotes, and other predators of the animal kingdom.


By frightening top predators, the fear of humans may be distorting ecosystem processes even more than previously imagined.

A new scientific study reveals that the smells unique to meerkat communities aren't produced by the meerkats themselves.

The two elephants studied even went some days without sleeping at all.

House cats seem to love chasing laser pointers. But what about their larger, wilder cousins?

One Finnish town is trying out an unconventional method for protecting their pets from protected wolves.

The cuddly cubs were born in the same zoo that experienced disastrous flooding in 2015.

Who's ready for operation iCow?

A study finds wolves howl differently depending on the species.

Motion-sensing cameras, detailed maps and a special poop-detecting dog all played a part in finding the jaguar nicknamed "El Jefe."

Breaking multiple records, Sarah set speeds never matched by any other animal. She was euthanized earlier this week by the staff at the Cincinnati Zoo, where she lived.

A new study shows how animal's pupils have evolved to help them survive in their ecological niche as predator or prey.

Can endangered species be saved with insemination from the Great Beyond?

Cheetahs share so much DNA that they're practically clones of one another. But what does this mean for the future of the species?

As fans of George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series know all too well, a person encountering a dire wolf will likely end up in dire straits. But while these fearsome beasts make for great fiction, do they have any grounding in reality?

You may be surprised to learn that the lion's worst enemy is the size of a small dog. Learn more in this article.

With less than five thousand snow leopards left, the chances of seeing a snow leopard in the wild are slim. In addition to being endangered, this creature is crepuscular and nocturnal.

In this guide to the Lion, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Learn all about tigers with these HowStuffWorks Tiger Facts!

You'd like to trap the skunk in your backyard, without getting sprayed. Find out here how to trap a skunk without getting sprayed.

Because of their fierce jaws, cunning hunting tactics and nocturnal nature, spotted hyenas aren't exactly known for tee-heeing the day away. So what do those spine-chilling peals of laughter mean?

Most jackals have the same nuclear family as the one portrayed in "Leave it to Beaver" -- a father, a mother and the kids. So do Mama and Papa jackal call a babysitter when they want date night?

The bobcat and lynx may not be much larger than your house cat lounging on the couch, but these felines rely on specific adaptations to survive in the wild.

If you've been sprayed by a skunk, you probably ended up in a bathtub filled with tomato juice. But is there any truth to this treatment, or should we debunk the skunk?

If the animal world were school, otters would be those kids who never leave the playground. Always begging for five more minutes of recess, otters take playtime very seriously.

If you come across a cougar, you might scream in fear. So if this predator could easily devour you, why might it harmonize your screech with its own tone-deaf shriek?