Hoofed Mammals

Hoofed animals are generally herbivorious and very diverse. Learn about antelopes, cattle, deer, pigs and sheep.

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Buffalo Roundup Evokes Images of the Wild West

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.

Baby Giraffes Get Their Spots From Mom

A new study found that those spot patterns are not only inherited from mom, they help camouflage baby giraffes in the wild.

Goats Really Like it When You Smile at Them

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.

Changing Livestock Feed Might Help Save the Planet

Could such a simple change make a major impact? A new study says it's possible.

New Research Helps Confirm Why Horses Have Single-toed Hooves

Today, horses have one huge toe on each leg — but they weren't always that way. Why the single digit now?

Aromatherapy Shows Promise for Stressed Horses

Humans may not be the only animals that dig a soothing whiff of lavender oil.

White Rhinos Communicate via Massive Communal Poop Piles

Rhino herds defecate in giant, shared dung piles called midden, then they stick their noses in the stuff. Here's why.

The U.S. Wild Pig Population Is Exploding

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.

Elephants Eat Leftover Christmas Trees

Zookeepers in Europe feed their elephants surplus holiday foliage, giving the animals a treat they both eat and play with.

Horses Can Be Taught to Communicate With Us Using Symbols

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.

Experts Find There Are Four Giraffe Species. Can You Tell Them Apart?

Can you tell one species of giraffe from the next? We've got some pics to help you out.

One Time This Pony Drank a Lot of Diet Coke. Here's Why

For some horses and ponies, Diet Coke can be a literal lifesaver.

Gold Found in Urine of Rare Indian Cows

Talk about filthy lucre! Trace amounts of the precious metal turned up when scientists looked into bovine bathroom business.

This Rare Giraffe Is Losing More of Its Color Every Year

Late-stage albinism? Disastrous paint spill? Marty McFly in giraffe form? Maybe the African mammal just has something in common with Michael Jackson.

Alexander Camelton, the Baby Camel Taking the Internet by Storm

The baby camel is definitely cuter than his namesake, don't you think? No word yet on how Alexander Camelton feels about Federalism.

Well, Yeah. Zebra Stripes Aren't for Hiding.

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.

Bison Embrace Democracy, Often Following Female Leaders

Groups of European bison make movement and grazing decisions by popular vote, choosing to follow or ignore potential leaders' suggestions.

Do rhinos really stomp out fires?

Afraid your formerly humble bonfire has grown a little out of control? Never fear: Your trusty rhinoceros firefighters brigade should be along to stomp it out at any moment. At least, that's the legend. But is there any truth to it?

Running of the Bulls

The running of the bulls is a controversial topic. Read on to learn more about it.

Chamois

Found in the Pyrenees, Caucasus Mountains and in Asia Minor the Chamois is recognized by it curled horns.

Mountain Goat

The mountain goat, perhaps more appropriately called the mountain antelope, has impressive climbing skills permit them to forage in small alpine meadows that are inaccessible to other animals; there they feed on grasses, sedges, lichens is and occasionally the leaves and shoots of shrubs.

Yak

Yak population is on the decline. In fact, its said to be less than a few thousand yaks remaining in the wild.

Asian Wild Ass

Today the asian wild ass lives in small groups led by a male or a mature female, but at one time herds of fifty to one hundred individuals were sighted following rainy periods.

Kirk's Dikdik

Kirk's Dikdik is a small desert antelope has a flexible snout, or proboscis, lined with numerous blood vessels that serves as a heat exchanger. Cooled blood then passes directly to the brain, protecting this vital organ from increased body temperature in the heat of the day.

Southern Pudu

In this guide to the Southern Pudu, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.


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