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
Do Flying Cockroaches Target Your Face, or Does It Just Feel That Way?
Male Cockatoos Woo Their Ladies With Impressive Drum Solos
Scientists Discover Why Half of All Farmed Salmon Are Partially Deaf
Squirrels Are Hardwired to 'Dance' When a Car's Coming
Jaws and Claws: Alligators Eat Small Sharks More Often Than We Thought
Here's Why You Shouldn't Eat a Box Turtle in the Wild
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
Thanks to the excesses of narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar, Colombian waterways now house a population of these invasive African giants.
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 27, 2017
Sure, these mammals may be cute and cuddly. But that doesn't mean their bite can't pack a punch.
By Kate Kershner Jul 25, 2017
Michael Phelps is racing a shark for TV glory. But does he have a fighting (or swimming) chance?
By Dave Roos Jul 21, 2017
If you thought this underwater creeper looked heartless, you're actually not that far off.
By Chris Opfer Jul 19, 2017
Spider silk adds another notch to its belt of amazing properties.
By Kate Kershner Jul 18, 2017
The transparent skin on the underside of H. yaku, a species of glass frog found in Ecuador's Amazon, exposes the amphibian's tiny organs.
By Shelley Danzy Jul 12, 2017
Aside from humans, these birds are the only ones who make drumsticks for musical purposes.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 11, 2017
Eating wild turtles may sound like an easy catch for survival, but it's a bad idea for several reasons.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 29, 2017
By frightening top predators, the fear of humans may be distorting ecosystem processes even more than previously imagined.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 28, 2017
A new scientific study reveals that the smells unique to meerkat communities aren't produced by the meerkats themselves.
By Chris Opfer Jun 19, 2017
And it's amazing to see if you can finagle a spot at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park viewing in late spring.
By John Donovan Jun 12, 2017
Robotic Camera Can Scan Entire Sky in Just Three Nights
Meet Violet Jessop — Survivor of Three Shipwrecks
Was Amelia Earhart Eaten by Giant Land Crabs?