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.
Though a copperhead will bite if disturbed, and it is venomous, its bite is rarely fatal.
Just like bees, wasps are pollinators that are also endangered. But you rarely hear anyone pleading to save wasps. A new study finds out why wasps are despised by the public and researchers alike.
Despite being known as the "lesser panda," the red panda is so totally cute, we simply can't use that moniker. No way. Not now. Not ever.
The parrots of the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco are legendary, but how did they get there?
It's one of the gentle giants of the sea. It loves sunbathing, dining on crabs and taking deep dives to the ocean floor.
As much as human beings have encroached on wildlife over recent decades, there are still several species of big cats living wild in the U.S. today.
The ocelot may look like a slightly wilder version of a domesticated tabby cat, but they are three times the size of house cats, much fiercer and, though abundant in some areas, still endangered.
Garter snakes are harmless, very common and beneficially feed on slugs, leeches, large insects and small rodents in North American gardens.
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.
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