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.
Toad vs. Frog: Differences in Anatomy, Habitat and More
What's the Difference Between a Newt and Salamander?
Mexican Salamander Could Hold Key to Spinal Cord Regeneration in Humans
Flying Ants Aren't a Separate Species, But a Life Stage
6 Facts About How Bees Learn, Think and Make Decisions
Do These Nightmare Parasites Hack Snail Brains to Survive?
The 3 Types of Ducks Every Birdwatcher Should Know
10 Types of Owls: From Tiny Screech-owls to Great Horned Owls
What Do Ducks Eat? Why You Shouldn't Feed Ducks Bread
Pacu Fish: The Piranha Cousin With Human-like Teeth
10 Biggest Sharks in the World
Yes, Male Seahorses Do Give Birth! Here's How
The Largest Bat in the World Has a Wingspan Over 5 Feet
Bison vs. Buffalo: What's the Difference?
Cheetah vs. Leopard: Can You Spot the Differences?
How Do Eels Reproduce?
Sailfish Are Super-fast, Stunning and Smart Ocean Predators
Why No Fish Wants a Tongue-eating Parasitic Louse in its Mouth
Papuan Olive Python: New Guinea's Behemoth in the Rainforest
Amethystine Python: Australia's Largest Native Snake
A Close Look at the Cuban Boa of Guantanamo Bay
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