Whether they crawl, fly, swim, slither, walk, run or pounce, wild animals rely on their instincts. Read about all kinds of wild animals, mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
The name dik-dik comes from the repetitive 'dik' sound the tiny female dik-dik makes when she feels threatened.
These two amphibians look similar and are often confused for each other. So how many traits do they share?
The lemon shark isn't as aggressive as some other sharks and it isn't quite as yellow as its name suggests.
Servals have long legs and necks, which allow them to spot prey over the tall grasses of the savanna, but their huge ears give them their best weapon — an acute sense of hearing.
Vampire bats do it and so should we: socially distance when ill, that is. That's what a new study found.
Sperm whales are one of the largest creatures in the ocean. And they have the biggest brain on the planet. So are they also the smartest? We'll tell you.
These snakes are some of the best reptilian actors you'll ever meet, but don't let the act fool you.
This denizen of the frigid deep not only lives a crazy long life, it also can grow up to 24 feet in length and eating its flesh can make humans "shark drunk."
Yes, this terrifying worm was named after the infamous Bobbitt case. And with good reason.
The praying mantis is a powerful predator, and not as robotic (or as romantic!) as it seems.
The blue-footed booby is known as much for its comical mating dance as for its intensely colored blue feet.
Caracals have really cool ears and can also jump 10 feet in the air from a seated position.
Yes, the obvious fur color seems like a dead giveaway, but you can't always judge a bear by the color of its fur.
Are these strong and dependable animals all the same? If so, why the different names? If not, what makes them different?
From the fictional Hedwig in the Harry Potter series, to those that live wild and free, the snowy owl is one of the most captivating species of owl in the world.
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?
There's more to Australia's kookaburra than the cheery song you learned as a kid, but what is it that makes the kookaburra laugh?
To some, the thought of snakes flying through the air is the scariest thought imaginable, but, as we'll explain, flying snakes don't actually fly, they "fall with style."
Macaws mate for life, can speak human words and have even been known to blush when delighted.
Their mamas may be the only ones who can tell them apart, but there are major differences between these cousins, one being the type of water in which they can survive.
Despite their name, rat snakes don't eat just rodents. This huge family of snakes, which lives on every continent except Antarctica, also eats lizards and amphibians.
From the four-headed male reproductive organ to hosting the world's largest flea and sporting a body covered in spiny hairs, this cute little creature takes the cake for mammalian weirdness.
Most species of the rarely seen anglerfish live up to a mile beneath the ocean, where the females lure prey with a head-dangling hook appendage and permanently fuse with male suitors. It doesn't get much stranger than that.
Black widow spider venom can be deadly but how likely are you to be bitten? It might surprise you that these arachnids are on the shy side.
One of the most venomous snakes alive, the black mamba warns off encroachment with a fearsome hiss and the ominous flaring of its two cobra-like neck flaps.