Learn about some of the strange and unusual facts and terms in the animal kingdom.
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How do you refer to a group of goldfish or a gathering of butterflies? This list shows some of the strange and interesting names that are used for a particular group of animals. Learn 22 peculiar names for groups of animals in this article.
By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
Officials at a nursing home in Rhode Island claim a cat named Oscar knows when patients are going to die. Can a cat predict death? What about animals that allegedly predict earthquakes or natural disasters? Learn whether your pet has a "sixth sense."
By Jacob Silverman
While humans try to create a variety of different types of light, some animals make their own. Find out what bioluminescence is and how these animals create light.
By Tracy V. Wilson
Search-and-rescue dogs are called upon to work after natural disasters, mass casualty events and other incidents to locate missing people. They're smart, agile and obedient, and search-and-rescue work is like "play" for them.
By Julia Layton & Sarah Gleim
What is the biggest animal ever to exist on Earth? The largest animal that is currently living on the planet is the blue whale, but was it the largest animal to have ever existed in history? Find out the answer in this article.
What do tropical lizards and polar bears have in common? Camouflage - the ability to adapt their appearance to their environment. Learn how camouflage works, how it helps animals survive and what different types of camouflage look like.
By Tom Harris
Fish have the ability to move in any direction in the water. In fact, they have the ability to rise and sink while swimming through the water. What allows a fish to rise and sink? Find out the answer to this question in this article.
Mad cow disease is in the news again, with tests confirming the second case in the United States since December 2003. Learn how this brain disease affects livestock and people.
By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.