Carnivores are meat-eating mammals. Learn about tigers, coyotes, and other predators of the animal kingdom.
Leopard Seals Are Apex Predators of the Antarctic
With Fewer Than 10 Left, Can the Vaquita Be Saved?
Humpback Whales Have Made an Amazing Comeback From Extinction
Baby Bats Babble With Moms, Hinting at Human Language Development
Fruit Bats Are the Best Pollinators (and Suppliers of Tequila)
Brazilian Free-tailed Bats Are Way Faster Than We Thought
Alaska's Kodiak Bear Is One of the Planet's Biggest
What's the Difference Between a Brown Bear and a Black Bear?
How Polar Bears Work
Dik-dik: The Tiny Antelope With the Embarrassing Name
Are Mules, Burros and Jackasses All Donkeys?
Tapir: The Ancient Fruitarian With the Tiny Trunk
What's It Like Inside a Kangaroo's Pouch?
Do Kangaroos Really Box?
The Smiley Quokka Is an Australian Super Survivor
The Tarsier Is One Weird Primate, and Yes, We're Related
Marmosets Are Tiny, Upper Canopy-dwelling Monkeys
Why Do Gorillas Beat Their Chests?
How Long Do Squirrels Live?
'Splooting': It's What All the Cool Squirrels Are Doing This Summer
Squirrels Get Jacked During Hibernation; No Weights Needed!
World's Largest Wolves by Weight: The Mighty and the At-Risk
The Pink Fairy Armadillo Is as Mystifying as Its Name
The Coatimundi Is Cute But Doesn't Make a Good Pet
A federal judge reversed a Trump administration ruling that removed the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. Here's why.
By Logan Smith
These wily canines are probably best known because of the phrase "a dingo ate my baby." But come on. Did a dingo really eat a baby? And do they even attack humans?
By Meg Sparwath
The arctic fox is able to thrive in temperatures as low as -58 degrees F (-50 degrees C), largely because it has fur on the soles of its feet and the warmest coat of any animal on Earth.
By Wendy Bowman
Puma, panther, mountain cat, mountain lion, mountain screamer, painter, catamount and, yes, cougar. This cat has a lot of names!
By Wendy Bowman
With lightning speed and incredible vision, the cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth and the best hunter on the savanna.
The proverbial "king of the beasts," lions are second in size to just one other cat in the world, the tiger. But a lion's biggest fear? Tangling with a porcupine the size of a small dog.
By Mark Mancini
It turns out that bobcats do just fine if not actively hunted by humans.
Jackals, formidable members of the canine family, are often portrayed in traditional world folklore as wily tricksters, up to no good. They are actually brilliant survivalists.
By frightening top predators, the fear of humans may be distorting ecosystem processes even more than previously imagined.
A new scientific study reveals that the smells unique to meerkat communities aren't produced by the meerkats themselves.
By Chris Opfer
House cats seem to love chasing laser pointers. But what about their larger, wilder cousins?
Motion-sensing cameras, detailed maps and a special poop-detecting dog all played a part in finding the jaguar nicknamed "El Jefe."
Breaking multiple records, Sarah set speeds never matched by any other animal. She was euthanized earlier this week by the staff at the Cincinnati Zoo, where she lived.