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
Earth's 20 Quadrillion Ants Outweigh All Wild Birds and Mammals, Combined
The Potato Bug Is a Super Pest That's Hard to Control
What's the Biggest Spider in the World?
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
The Coatimundi Is Cute But Doesn't Make a Good Pet
'Splooting': It's What All the Cool Squirrels Are Doing This Summer
What's It Like Inside a Kangaroo's Pouch?
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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The elephant hawk moth is breathtakingly beautiful as an adult, but as a baby ... not so much.
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, the colorful little fish with the craaaaazy long name, is Hawaii's state fish, but it wasn't always.
The basking shark, an endangered species, may look like a fearsome predator, but is actually a filter-feeder, gathering zooplankton and other tiny animals, such as shrimp, in bulk as it roams the seas with a wide open mouth.
By Mark Mancini
The anteater has one of the strangest-looking noses in the animal kingdom, a truly fabulous hairdo and a tongue that reaches places never meant to see the light of day.
By Wendy Bowman
The deadly Asian giant hornet, the largest hornet in the world, was spotted in the U.S. for the first time in late 2019. You'll want to stay far away from this creature. Its nickname? The "murder hornet."
A new species of green pit viper found in India has been named after the founder of Harry Potter's Slytherin house.
Mayflies have the shortest adult life span of any animal, but swarms of them can still be seen on weather radar.
What lives in water, has no gills, scales or fins and is not a fish? Yep, a starfish — which is why marine biologists have renamed these creatures sea stars.
By Wendy Bowman
When a half-full plate of dinner sits before you and your overstuffed tummy, have you ever been told your eyes are too big for your stomach? The pelican's got a similar problem.
Work by volunteers and nonprofit organizations, such as butterfly waystations and increased education efforts, has turned around long-term population decline for some butterfly species.
They both have prehistoric looking shells and squatty legs, but how are they different?
Fruit flies are annoying, but we also owe them a huge debt of scientific gratitude.
A bright pink manta ray named Inspector Clouseau is causing a splash on the runway of the Great Barrier Reef.
Locusts are just mild-mannered grasshoppers until they swarm up and become monstrous. In parts of the world, locust plagues are becoming a way of life.
Proactive sluggishness, along with the ability to squeeze into tight spaces, keeps these slugs safe from predators like birds, toads and, well, fires.
By Katie Carman