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.
What's the Difference Between a Newt and Salamander?
The Huge Hellbender Salamander, or 'Snot Otter,' Needs Our Help
Meet the Toad That Can Mimic a Snake
Do These Nightmare Parasites Hack Snail Brains to Survive?
Earth's 20 Quadrillion Ants Outweigh All Wild Birds and Mammals, Combined
The Potato Bug Is a Super Pest That's Hard to Control
How Do Birds Know When to Fly South and Where to Go?
Birds Migrate Along Ancient Routes and Modern Tech Can Now Track Them
Budgies Are Super Social and Make Great Pets
Yes, Male Seahorses Do Give Birth! Here's How
Do Fish Sleep?
Hagfish: This Eel-like Slime Machine Is a Predator's Nightmare
How Long Do Squirrels Live?
The Coatimundi Is Cute But Doesn't Make a Good Pet
'Splooting': It's What All the Cool Squirrels Are Doing This Summer
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
What Is the Biggest Snake in the World?
What Do Turtles Eat?
Ever Wondered How Snakes Mate?
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