Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.
The Gila monster is the most venomous lizard on U.S. soil. But despite the fact that its bite can be debilitating, its venom can also save lives.
We know dogs have been trained to sniff out everything from burglars to bombs. Now a group of researchers is hoping some savvy canines can help detect coronavirus, too.
More than 70 percent of pet owners play music for their pets so Spotify has created custom playlists just for your furry friends (and your favorite iguanas, too).
The grudge match that was popularized in Rudyard Kipling's short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" is a mystifying one, but a few specialized traits allow mongooses to add venomous snakes to their list of entrées.
The green iguana isn't native to the Sunshine State. So how did this invasive lizard get there and become the state's menace to society?
Gastroliths, or "stomach stones," are found in animals from chickens to sea lions. But what are they for?
A true animal sanctuary should provided excellent and humane care to animals for the rest of their lives. However, many operate under that guise and instead exploit the animals for profit. So how do you know if one is legit?
In some parts of the U.S., the woolly bear caterpillar's color bands tell how bad a winter will be – lots of black means a harsh winter. So, is there any merit to this folklore?
3-D printing is helping animals — both wild and domestic — recover from injuries that might once have meant euthanasia.
The magic of the blacker-than-black Ayam Cemani is in its genetics.
Geckos have abilities that definitely take lizardhood up a notch.
Chameleons change color whenever they feel agitated, exhilarated, threatened or excited. OK, but how?
There's a four-legged security officer patrolling your airport and this canine is on a mission to find illegal fruits and veggies.
Rabbits can be fluffy bundles of laziness or superbly rambunctious, but do they really go crazy in March?
Don't let this fear keep you from using the porcelain throne! Snakes in toilets are extremely rare occurrences.
Many marine and aquatic mammals can survive without breathing by slowing their heart rates and redirecting blood from their extremities to their brains, hearts and muscles.
Called gynandromorphs, half male and half female animals are rare, but they do exist.
The iconic horses step tall to promote wind power, which creates 100 percent of the electricity used to make Budweiser beer.
Miraculously, many animals are able to ride out some of Mother Nature's most powerful storms. But how?
Not all animals have red blood flowing through their veins. Meet some our blue-blooded, green-blooded and, yes, transparent-blooded fellow creatures.
Many of us admittedly keep our televisions on when we leave the house — for our dogs. But does Fido really watch the TV?
Check your chicken's earlobes (yes!) to know what color eggs you'll get.
Animals leave their marks on the ecosystem in ways you probably never imagined.
The common shrew takes some pretty drastic measures to survive winter.
Connecticut new "Desmond's Law" is the first in the nation that appoints legal advocates in animal abuse cases.
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