Whether they crawl, fly, swim, slither, walk, run or pounce, wild animals rely on their instincts. Read about all kinds of wild animals, mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
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The mysterious red fish, discovered and identified in 2015 and related to the seahorse, has finally been spotted alive in waters off Australia's coastline.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 19, 2017
Only three mammal species on Earth lose the ability to reproduce during middle age. Killer whales, like us, are one of that select group. But why?
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 12, 2017
Mining rare minerals from the breeding ground of these newly discovered creatures could endanger their habitat. But hey, then we get batteries.
By Laurie L. Dove Jan 11, 2017
After losing part of her foot to a snare, the 6-month-old elephant named Clear Sky has to learn how to walk again.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jan 10, 2017
Ring-tailed lemurs — perhaps the most iconic species on the tropical island of Madagascar — are in significant decline due to habitat loss, hunting and illegal capture.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 6, 2017
Zookeepers in Europe feed their elephants surplus holiday foliage, giving the animals a treat they both eat and play with.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jan 4, 2017
With the identification of nine intriguing new bee species, questions about survival in the desert abound.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 4, 2017
What motivates these amphibians to rove so far? Let's talk about sex, baby. And endurance.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 3, 2017
Turns out that strange sound may be minke whales getting vocal in the deep ocean.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Dec 23, 2016
Never mind the penis on its head, this weird ghost shark was filmed live for the first time, and hanging out in the wrong hemisphere.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 21, 2016
Thanks to the humanlike pitch awareness of these adorable primates, researchers have more insight into how sound is processed in the brain.
By Alia Hoyt Dec 21, 2016
Turns out the reboot of 'Planet of the Apes' got one thing right — it's the brains monkeys lack, not the anatomy.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 16, 2016
One Finnish town is trying out an unconventional method for protecting their pets from protected wolves.
Scientists have discovered for the first time that animals pollinate flowers in the ocean.
By Alia Hoyt Dec 13, 2016
Cockatoos aren't just excellent dancers — they're also excellent toolmakers.
By Alia Hoyt Nov 28, 2016
They're dirty, hairy, mangy-looking creatures — and they giggle and squirm when tickled, just like us.
By Chris Opfer Nov 21, 2016
Who doesn't love a farsighted ape wearing reading glasses?
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 18, 2016
It turns out that one of the world's most enchanting animals has even stronger superpowers than we previously knew. Surprise!
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 17, 2016
Yes, these nocturnal mammals can fly faster than our most beloved speedy birds. And they beat the record by a long shot.
By Yves Jeffcoat Nov 11, 2016
In the past decade, several two-headed shark fetuses have been discovered. Is there something going on in the oceans we should know about?
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 9, 2016
A recent study has identified why some seabirds mistake the plastic dumped in the ocean for food. The nose knows why.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Nov 9, 2016
Thanks to new technology, researchers have discovered that the common swift flies 10 months a year without landing, setting a world record for uninterrupted time aloft.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 2, 2016
Yep, these adorable Seussian misfits play a key role in the local environment.
By Robert Lamb Oct 21, 2016
And its special endowment is not the thing that intrigues scientists the most.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Oct 19, 2016
In a state already teeming with pythons, tourists and Jimmy Buffett singalongs, the flesh-eating screwworm makes Florida a little more menacing.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 18, 2016
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