Hoofed animals are generally herbivorious and very diverse. Learn about antelopes, cattle, deer, pigs and sheep.
The okapi may look like a zebra-horse combo, but its closest relative is the giraffe. Here are nine fascinating facts about this curious creature.
While yaks share the bovine family tree with cows, they're a different species altogether. And, unlike cow dung, yak poop doesn't stink.
Known in some circles as a 'musk hog' or 'skunk pig,' the javelina's good looks may be in the eye of the beholder, but there's a lot more to this beauty than meets the eye.
Elk are some of the most majestic animals in the world, but also some of the most aggressive. Here's what you need to know about the territorial elk.
Reindeer are, of course, best known for their main gig om Christmas Eve every year, but there's more to them than just their flying and sleigh pulling prowess.
These impressive and intimidating animals have an illustrious past that helped them wend their way through America and settle in the heartland of the South.
Clearing land with goats rather than machinery is eco-friendly, effective and adorable.
Your favorite cashmere sweater is super-soft and luxurious. It probably cost you an arm and leg, too. Here's why.
The annual bison roundup in South Dakota's Custer State Park is a spectacle full of cowboys, horses and of course wild buffalo, all set against the backdrop of the rolling Black Hills. It's also about as Americana as you can get.
A new study found that those spot patterns are not only inherited from mom, they help camouflage baby giraffes in the wild.
Domesticated animals like dogs and horses are known to respond to human facial expressions, but a new study finds that goats also like it when we smile.
Could such a simple change make a major impact? A new study says it's possible.
Today, horses have one huge toe on each leg — but they weren't always that way. Why the single digit now?
Humans may not be the only animals that dig a soothing whiff of lavender oil.
Rhino herds defecate in giant, shared dung piles called midden, then they stick their noses in the stuff. Here's why.
The feral pig population in the U.S. is a growing issue in nearly 40 states. The USDA hopes to wipe out the billion-dollar problem within a decade.
Zookeepers in Europe feed their elephants surplus holiday foliage, giving the animals a treat they both eat and play with.
In research that showed intentional expressions of desire, horses have been added to the short list of animals that can use symbols to communicate with humans.
Can you tell one species of giraffe from the next? We've got some pics to help you out.
For some horses and ponies, Diet Coke can be a literal lifesaver.
Talk about filthy lucre! Trace amounts of the precious metal turned up when scientists looked into bovine bathroom business.
Late-stage albinism? Disastrous paint spill? Marty McFly in giraffe form? Maybe the African mammal just has something in common with Michael Jackson.
The baby camel is definitely cuter than his namesake, don't you think? No word yet on how Alexander Camelton feels about Federalism.
When it comes to zebras, humans have a lot of questions. Why can't we ride them? What are the stripes for? Turns out some scientists may have just answered that last one.
Groups of European bison make movement and grazing decisions by popular vote, choosing to follow or ignore potential leaders' suggestions.