Animals

Animals Play in the Snow

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Kittens and tigers, birds and foxes, pandas, and puppies – no matter what type of animals finds themselves in snow, they all seem to enjoy...




  • Bao Bao, the baby panda at The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, played in the snow for the first time on January 6. (AOL Screenshot)

    Bao Bao’s First Snow Day (Video)

    Bao Bao, the baby panda at The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, played in the snow for the first time on January 6.…... Read more

  • Just as the shape of a TV or radio antenna is designed to detect electromagnetic signals, the fish's canal system is like an antenna on the body surface, configured to be sensitive to pressure changes. (Shutterstock*)

    Even Blind Fish Get Around Thanks to ‘Sixth Sense’

    New understanding of how fish use a “sixth sense” to detect flows of water helps resolve a long-time mystery about how the creatures respond to... Read more

  • It's not just fishers: The media also tends to exaggerate the size of certain underwater animals. (AOL Screenshot)

    Giants of the Sea Aren’t as Big as You’d Think (Video)

    When you think of the giant squid, you might picture an enormous Kraken-like deep-sea-dwelling beast with tentacles that can wrap around ships and pull them under... Read more

  • The reptilian creature is believed to have made its home in Scotland some 170 million years ago. (AOL Screenshot)

    It’s Not Nessie, But Jurassic Predator Found in Scotland (Video)

    A giant, ancient, aquatic predator trolling the waters of Scotland — hmm, why does that sound familiar? According to HowStuffWorks: “The Loch Ness is one... Read more

  • A condition called bilateral gynandromorphy means the butterfly is split down the middle: half male, half female. (AOL Screenshot)

    Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Butterfly Discovered (Video)

    Right away you can tell this isn’t your typical butterfly. But those mismatched wings are more than just a difference in pattern. The wing on... Read more

  • (Bruce McKay, CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Chilled to the Bone? Pets Can Get Frostbite Too

    Winter’s frigid temperatures and howling wind is the perfect excuse to stay in and curl up in a blanket, but our pets still need to... Read more

  • An albino bottlenose dolphin was believed to be captured on video off the coast of Florida on December 10th. (AOL Screenshot)

    Ultra Rare Dolphin Spotted (Video)

    An albino bottle-nose dolphin was believed to be captured on video off the coast of Florida on December 10, 2014. Footage of the rare white... Read more

  • Scientists discover a new species of frog that is the first known frog in the world to give birth to live tadpoles. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Frog Species Has Fangs, Gives Birth to Live Tadpoles (Video)

    Scientists discover a new species of frog that is the first known frog in the world to give birth to live tadpoles.…... Read more

  • Dog survives 15-story fall

    Dog Lands in Jacuzzi Surviving 15-Story Fall

    Sammy, a 13-year-old Boston Terrier, survived an incredible 15-story fall on Monday. Sammy tumbled from the home of his owner, Bill McCourt, miraculously landing in a... Read more

  • Robbie, a 2-year-old male domestic shorthair tabby with a "personal assistant" feline personality, at the ASPCA adoption center in Manhattan, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 2014. (Courtesy of ASPCA)

    Unwrap an Adopted Pet This Holiday Season

    The National Retail Federation has reported that holiday-period spending will increase this year compared to last. While the average consumer will increase spending on gifts... Read more

  • A cat rests on the throne bed in the King Tut-theme cat playroom at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Feline Fame in Cyberspace Gives Species a Boost

    PORTLAND, Ore.—Cats these days aren’t associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer. We... Read more

  • Colo the gorilla turned 58 on Dec. 22. She's the oldest gorilla living in a zoo and resides at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. (AOL Screenshot)

    World’s Oldest Gorilla in Captivity Is 58 Years Young (Video)

    Turning 58 typically isn’t as big of a milestone as, say, 60, but when you’re a gorilla … it’s worth celebrating. Colo the gorilla was... Read more

  • Many groups of ectotherms, which make up more than 90 percent of all animals, are able to change their physiological function to cope with an altered environment, but the rapid pace and fluctuations of human-induced climate change present serious challenges to acclimation.  (Brian Gratwicke, CC BY)

    How Swinging Temperatures Threaten Many Creatures

    Animals that regulate their body temperature through the external environment may have the resilience to survive some climate change. But they may not be able... Read more

  • Humans and song birds, such as hummingbirds, share nearly 50 common genes that are behind their vocal capabilities. (AOL Screenshot)

    Research Shows Same Genes Control Speech in Humans and Birds (Video)

    Most people would assume that humans and birds don’t have much in common. Now, a recent study has revealed that the genes that enable birds... Read more

  • This cat-lover’s pets have quickly become viral stars . They live exciting and varied lives which often appear to imitate those of their human counterparts. In this amusing recording, see their attempts to play a game of cards together at a table; an ideal way to pass the day, although they may need a little more instruction! (AOL Screenshot)

    Taiwanese Cats Enjoy a Game of Cards (Video)

    This cat-lover’s pets have quickly become viral stars. They live exciting and varied lives which often appear to imitate those of their human counterparts. In... Read more

  • A European wolf is pictured in a wildlife park in Hanau, Germany, on Dec. 18, 2014. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found they have flourished on the continent, decades after being driven almost to extinction by hunting and the destruction of their habitat. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Large Carnivores Gaining Ground in Europe: Study

    BERLIN—Brown bears, grey wolves and other large carnivores are making a comeback in Europe. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found... Read more


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