Animals & Pets

From dinosaurs to dogs, we love animals — extinct, endangered, domesticated and wild! We want to know: why do animals behave the way they do? And how can we…
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4 Kākāpō Facts That Are Almost Too Cool to Be True
The kākāpō (Strigops habroptilus) is a large flightless bird from New Zealand. Also known as the owl parrot and the night parrot.
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Nobody Knows Why the Peacock Tarantula Is Blue
This critically endangered species sports a bright hue that's rare in the animal kingdom.
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The Sumatran Orangutan Faces Large-scale Habitat Loss
These arboreal primates, known as "persons of the forest" in Malay, are highly intelligent and share close genetic ties with humans.
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Meet the Rarest Big Cat in the World
The wild Amur leopard population is down to 200, possibly even lower than that. These big cats are threatened by poaching, deforestation and inbreeding.
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The Hawksbill Turtle Is a Critically Endangered Sea Turtle
The hawksbill turtle is one of the world's rarest and most unique sea turtle species. Its rarity is due to centuries of poaching for its magnificent patterned shell.
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Meet the Black Rhino, aka Hook-lipped Rhinoceros
The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros, is one of two species of rhino found in Africa.
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The Ili Pika May Be the Most Adorable Endangered Species
The Ili pika is incredibly rare; only 29 live individuals have been spotted, and habitat loss due to climate change threatens the elusive species even further.
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The Malayan Tiger, a Critically Endangered Species
The Malayan tiger population is estimated to be a mere 150, putting these wild tigers of Southeast Asia on the brink of extinction.
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The Blue Whale Is One of the Loudest Animals on Earth
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal that has ever lived. The oldest blue whale was an estimated 110 years old.
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7 of the World's Smallest Dog Breeds
Who doesn't love a dog you can carry in your pocket?
the top ten smartest dog breeds in the world, including two dogs and three puppies
Is Your Pup One of the 10 Smartest Dog Breeds?
As a species, the smartest dog breeds are extremely good at attending to their human counterparts, which takes an extreme amount of intelligence. Dogs have been shown to correctly interpret human body language, in some cases better than another person.
a dog laying on top of a bed with the caption how to know when it's time to say goodbye to a pet
How to Know When It's Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet
It's never easy to lose a pet. But it's even harder when you have to make the decision when that time comes. Is there any way to make it easier?
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Why Do Cats Purr? Happiness Isn't the Only Reason
What could be better than the sound of a cat purring in perfect contentment, but have you ever wondered why cats purr?
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Are Table Scraps Actually That Bad for Dogs?
As much as we love to spoil our furry little friends with treats from the table, dogs are not human and there are much better food options for them.
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Why Do Cats Knead?
This quirky behavior known as 'making biscuits' is common in domestic cats. But why do cats knead and what are they saying when they're mixing dough?