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.
Wolverines, also known as "stink bears" because of the powerful smell they emit, are the ultimate cold weather survivors — cagey, smart and omnivorous.
Groundhogs don't actually make great weathermen, but they are pretty cool in every other respect.
Kinkajous, or honey bears, are generally docile creatures, but they definitely don't mix well with humans.
Black soldier fly larvae will eat almost anything and they taste pretty good themselves, too.
Jackals, formidable members of the canine family, are often portrayed in traditional world folklore as wily tricksters, up to no good. They are actually brilliant survivalists.
They're swimming in water all day so how could they ever get thirsty? The answer might surprise you.
These adorable marsupials look as sweet as their name. But what, exactly, are sugar gliders?
Tarantulas are the largest spiders in the world and, believe it or not, some can live for up to 30 years.
Not all spiders spin webs, but the eight-legged arachnids that do, spin all kinds of different webs, some big, some small.
The prehistoric looking alligator gar is sometimes referred to as a "living fossil" and, while they may look threatening, are harmless to anything larger than themselves.
Starlings are short and thick, with dark feathers and long, pointy bills. Collectively, however, they transform into something else entirely.
These colorful snakes are found all over the world and are highly venomous, so the best strategy is to avoid them.
Rumors of giant squid have terrified sailors for centuries, but new technology is now helping to bring these mysterious creatures up toward the light.
Those red butts on baboons do serve a purpose, sort of, but it's probably not quite what you think.
Orphaned Bornean orangutans need all the help they can get — the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation steps in to teach them the art of survival.
It's the job of the huge grizzly bears at Montana's Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center to test the everything from coolers and trash cans to food storage containers.
Most jellyfish are more bothersome than threatening, but the box jellyfish is so poisonous you might not make it out of the water alive.
Clearing land with goats rather than machinery is eco-friendly, effective and adorable.
Fisher cats aren't actually cats, but cat-sized members of the weasel family, and their favorite snack is — yikes — the porcupine.
These nasty pests are developing cross-resistance to multiple classes of insecticides.
Arguably the most charming rodent in the world, the capybara is also the largest.
The colorful superstars of backyard water gardens are actually ornamental varietals of domesticated carp.
Cottonmouth snakes are often called water moccasins and are one of only four venomous snakes found in North America.
It is the largest animal ever to exist on the planet.
Though a copperhead will bite if disturbed, and it is venomous, its bite is rarely fatal.
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