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Hoofed Mammals

Hoofed animals are generally herbivorious and very diverse. Learn about antelopes, cattle, deer, pigs and sheep.


Aromatherapy Shows Promise for Stressed Horses

Humans may not be the only animals that dig a soothing whiff of lavender oil. See more »

White Rhinos Communicate via Massive Communal Poop Piles

Rhino herds defecate in giant, shared dung piles called midden, then they stick their noses in the stuff. Here's why. See more »

The U.S. Wild Pig Population Is Exploding

The feral pig population in the U.S. is a growing issue in nearly 40 states. The USDA hopes to wipe out the billion-dollar problem within a decade. See more »

Horses Can Be Taught to Communicate With Us Using Symbols

In research that showed intentional expressions of desire, horses have been added to the short list of animals that can use symbols to communicate with humans. See more »

Experts Find There Are Four Giraffe Species. Can You Tell Them Apart?

Can you tell one species of giraffe from the next? We've got some pics to help you out. See more »

One Time This Pony Drank a Lot of Diet Coke. Here's Why

For some horses and ponies, Diet Coke can be a literal lifesaver. See more »

Gold Found in Urine of Rare Indian Cows

Talk about filthy lucre! Trace amounts of the precious metal turned up when scientists looked into bovine bathroom business. See more »

This Rare Giraffe Is Losing More of Its Color Every Year

Late-stage albinism? Disastrous paint spill? Marty McFly in giraffe form? Maybe the African mammal just has something in common with Michael Jackson. See more »

Alexander Camelton, the Baby Camel Taking the Internet by Storm

The baby camel is definitely cuter than his namesake, don't you think? No word yet on how Alexander Camelton feels about Federalism. See more »

Well, Yeah. Zebra Stripes Aren't for Hiding.

When it comes to zebras, humans have a lot of questions. Why can't we ride them? What are the stripes for? Turns out some scientists may have just answered that last one. See more »