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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

A small study has found that smelling lavender could help stressed-out horses. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

White Rhinos Communicate via Massive Communal Poop Piles

How do communal dung piles called midden help rhinoceroses communicate? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

The U.S. Wild Pig Population Is Exploding

The feral pig population in the U.S. is a growing problem in nearly 40 states. HowStuffWorks NOW looks into how the USDA intends to tackle the issue. See more »

Horses Can Be Taught to Communicate With Us Using Symbols

Can horses communicate desire to humans? Learn more about symbolic horse communication in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

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

Experts have learned there are four species of giraffe, not just one. HowStuffWorks Now finds out why no one noticed before. See more »

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

Strangely enough, Diet Coke and Coke can blast away bezoars in horses — and humans. HowStuffWorks Now investigates this unusual medical treatment. See more »

Gold Found in Urine of Rare Indian Cows

Scientists have extracted gold from the urine of cows in India. Learn more about gold found in cow urine in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

This Rare Giraffe Is Losing More of Its Color Every Year

The first case of vitiligo observed in a giraffe. Learn more about this color-fading vitiligo giraffe in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Alexander Camelton, the Baby Camel Taking the Internet by Storm

Alexander Hamilton has a shaggy, new namesake, a month-old baby Bactrian camel named Alexander Camelton. See more of Camelton in this Reuters video. See more »

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

No less a scientist than Charles Darwin has wondered about zebra stripes. Now we finally may have some answers (and they're not what Darwin thought). See more »