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Carnivores

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

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What makes a cheetah run so fast?

Any animal that can go from zero to 40 mph in three strides must have a very specialized body. Why can cheetahs run so fast, and how does their ability make them vulnerable?


That Funky Meerkat Scent Comes From a Surprising Source

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

Some Wild Elephants Need Only Two Hours of Sleep

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

Do Big Cats Freak Out Over Laser Pointers Like House Cats?

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

China Bans Elephant Ivory Trade

China has a voracious appetite for elephant ivory, but the country plans to shut down its ivory market by the end of 2017. Will it be enough to save the elephants? See more »

Elephants Eat Leftover Christmas Trees

Zookeepers in Europe feed their elephants surplus holiday foliage, giving the animals a treat they both eat and play with. See more »

Spicy Vest Full of Chili Powder Protects Dogs From Wolf Attacks

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

Three Rare White Lion Cubs Born in Georgian Zoo

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

Researcher Paints Eyes on Cow Butts to Deter Lions

Who's ready for operation iCow? See more »

Decoding Wolf Dialects

A study finds wolves howl differently depending on the species. See more »

The Only Wild Jaguar in the U.S. Has Finally Been Filmed

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