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.
New Species of Glass Frog Is So Transparent You Can See Its Heart
Ants Rescue and Treat Wounded Comrades
Can Different Bird Species 'Talk' with Each Other?
Cuttlefish, Masters of Camouflage, Have Newly Discovered Super Power
Nutria: River Rats Only a Mother Could Love
Boiling Lobsters Alive Is Cruel, Says Swiss Government
Here's Why You Shouldn't Eat a Box Turtle in the Wild
Nutria are jumbo-sized rodents that reproduce and eat at a jumbo-sized pace.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 27, 2018
A species of termite-hunting sub-Saharan ants tend to their wounded.
By John Perritano Feb 26, 2018
Cuttlefish can avoid detection by holding a disguise for long periods of time.
By Amanda Onion Feb 20, 2018
Urban coyotes have a fierce and formidable reputation as midnight predators, but coexistence with humans is possible.
By Carrie Tatro Feb 8, 2018
Naked mole rats are famous for their longevity, but they also don't age like the rest of us do.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 5, 2018
To boil or not to boil ... that is the question.
By John Donovan Jan 17, 2018
Does your parakeet understand the cardinal chirping outside its window? Can a pigeon's noises mean anything to a crow? Yes, it can.
By Mark Mancini Jan 12, 2018
The Gulf corvina is the loudest fish on the planet, helping lead to its overfishing and endangerment.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 11, 2018
Certain urban-dwelling bird species use cigarette butts in building their nests.
By Carrie Tatro Jan 8, 2018
Insects are crucial to the functioning of every ecosystem on the planet. Now they're disappearing, and nobody's sure why.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 4, 2018
Some people mistakenly believe that if chimps are socialized from an early age, they're not a threat to humans. But these five families found out the hard way that chimps will always be chimps.
By Nathan Chandler
Crocodiles are known to eat just about anything. But sharks? A scientific team found evidence that they've chowed down on those predators too.
By Mark Mancini Nov 2, 2017
It seems like flying cockroaches want to dive bomb your face. Are they aggressive? Defensive? Or maybe it's all just in your scared ape mind.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 26, 2017
Why do squirrels exhibit behavior that can get them killed by cars? And how can you avoid them?
By Jamie Allen Oct 3, 2017
The first new rat species found in the Solomon Islands in 80 years has been uncovered. But due to deforestation of its habitat, very few may still exist.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 2, 2017
Don't think you have much in common with a jellyfish? What researchers just discovered may surprise you.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 29, 2017
A new study, along with previous research, suggests squirrels use mnemonic strategies to remember where they put the good nuts.
By Jamie Allen Sep 28, 2017
Researchers discover site of 15 gloomy octopus, a species that has previously been known for being reclusive.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Sep 27, 2017
The magnificent bryozoan is a colonial organism that lives in warm ponds and lakes usually east of the Mississippi River. So what's it doing in western Canada?
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 6, 2017
Entire colonies of half a million venomous ants are one scary threat following serious flooding.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 1, 2017
Today, horses have one huge toe on each leg — but they weren't always that way. Why the single digit now?
By Kate Kershner Aug 31, 2017
Scientists have long known that much of the world's farmed salmon was deaf. Now they know why.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 25, 2017
Scientists have known for a long time that goldfish make their own alcohol. Now, they've just discovered how they do it.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 18, 2017
Due to a quirk in their anatomy, injured hedgehogs can experience skin inflating to the size of a basketball, which can be a painful and life-threatening development.
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 11, 2017
How giant squid process visual information has long been a mystery, but a new study finds their visual processing is surprisingly uncomplicated.
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 31, 2017
10 Dogs Who Made History
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction, With Hallucinogens
Are People Dying to Find Fenn's Treasure?