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

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Why do spotted hyenas laugh?

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?


Some Wild Elephants Need Only Two Hours of Sleep

In a new study, two wild elephants slept way less than expected. Learn more about these pachyderms' sleep habits at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

Do big cats like to pounce on laser pointers? Learn more about lions, tigers and lasers in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

China Bans Elephant Ivory Trade

China has announced plans to shut down the ivory trade within its borders. Learn about China and elephant ivory in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Elephants Eat Leftover Christmas Trees

Zoos in Europe feed elephants leftover Christmas trees. Learn about elephants in Berlin eating Christmas trees in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Spicy Vest Full of Chili Powder Protects Dogs From Wolf Attacks

How can vests full of chili protect domestic dogs from wolf attacks? Learn more about the Finnish dog chili vest in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Three Rare White Lion Cubs Born in Georgian Zoo

The Tbilisi zoo has a trio of rare white lion cubs. Learn more about the white lion cubs in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Researcher Paints Eyes on Cow Butts to Deter Lions

Stamping cow bums with eyes could save livestock from pouncing lions. It also could save the big cats from retaliatory killings by farmers. See more »

Decoding Wolf Dialects

A new study decodes wolf howls as dialects. HowStuffWorks looks at how this can help us understand the evolution of human speech. See more »

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

A three-year hunt has paid off with video footage of the only wild jaguar in the United States. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Sarah the Cheetah, the World's Fastest Land Animal, Has Died

The cheetah set multiiple land-speed records over her 15 years, and was recently put down. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now video. See more »