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.
Ninety percent of brown recluse bites don't have any effect at all — but the mythology around these creatures and their bites is legendary.
These adorable little rodents are popular as pets, but they require some special care.
Is the "banana spider" you're looking at the one that sits around harmlessly catching flies, or could its bite kill a small child? If we rely solely on common names, this question is complicated.
It may seem like just the cutest thing in the world to you, but owning a pet monkey is a really bad idea. Here's why.
These little critters are super cute, so why do they have a reputation for being one of the worst of the mammal world?
Alpacas are highly intelligent and they're not pets. They require a lot of research and specialized knowledge if you plan to bring a few home.
Is that a dolphin pancreas? Some extremely firm manatee vomit? Nope, it's sea pork!
Because most of what we know about honey badgers comes from a three-minute comedy video, there are a lot of misconceptions about these wily weasels.
The biggest land-dwelling arthropod can crack into everything from coconuts to carcasses, but they're also really vulnerable.
These nasty little bugs have been reported in 28 U.S. states and can cause an illness called Chagas disease.
These arachnids are aggressive, unbelievably fast and love to murder ants for no reason, but don't worry — they're harmless.
If you think the answer is 1,000, you're way way off.
Wolf spiders might find their way into your house and can look threatening, but they're really harmless.
Sure, hedgehogs are cute as heck, but do you think one really wants to live in your house?
The blobfish is actually pretty average looking in its normal habitat.
There doesn't seem to be much of a gray area. Most people are a hard yes or yard no.
Sure, opossums eat out of your trashcan, but they're also strange little superheroes.
There's a lot of conversation around what we should be feeding our backyard hummingbird visitors, so we threw the question, along with others, to an expert.
After years in decline, monarchs made a spectacular comeback in 2019. Why's that — and will it continue?
Snakes and lizards share a common ancestor, and snakes still have the genetic coding for legs and feet. So where did those appendages go?
Your favorite cashmere sweater is super-soft and luxurious. It probably cost you an arm and leg, too. Here's why.
The world's largest bee, lost to science for 38 years, has been rediscovered on a remote island in Indonesia.
A group of researchers in Shennongjia National Nature Reserve discovered that these female monkeys are essentially happy to feed each other's offspring.
Perhaps it's a mating signal. Or meant to confuse owls and other predators. Or maybe it's just for looks.
There's an old saying that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Scientists have now found out why sour tastes are so repellent to flies.