Animals

Giraffes Added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Video)

Their numbers have dropped 40 percent in the last 30 years. (AOL Screenshot)
Their numbers have dropped 40 percent in the last 30 years. (AOL Screenshot)

The world’s tallest land mammal is slowly dying off — but you may not have realized it. Giraffes have just been added to the International...




  • Kya the shiba inu got to meet Santa Claus, and she couldn't have been more stoked. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dog Meets Real-Life Version of Its Favorite Santa Toy (Video)

    This is Kya. She’s a 1-year-old shiba inu, and she’s super into her Santa Claus toy. Kya’s owners thought she’d love the chance to meet... Read more

  • He had a clump of bamboo lodged in his bowel. (AOL Screenshot)

    The National Zoo’s Baby Panda Is Recovering From Surgery (Video)

    Bei Bei, the Smithsonian National Zoo’s resident baby panda, is recovering from lifesaving surgery. The baby bear had to  undergo surgery after a lemon-sized clump... Read more

  • It turns out humans and dogs have more in common than typically believed. According to researchers at Budapest’s MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group, dogs, like people, possess the power to recall past events. (AOL Screenshot)

    Your Dog Remembers What You Do (Video)

    It turns out humans and their dogs have more in common than typically believed. According to researchers at Budapest’s MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group, dogs,... Read more

  • An image of a dog’s extremely swollen head following a snake bite has gone viral about two months after the incident thanks to a recent Reddit post; the dog, named Logar, has since recovered and been adopted. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dog Experiences Extremely Swollen Head After Snake Bite (Video)

    A dog in West Virginia is thriving after a suspected snake bite which left him with an extremely swollen head.  The story of the dog’s... Read more

  • According to National Geographic, two-headed sharks are appearing to be discovered with increasing frequency, and scientists aren’t sure why the mutations are happening. (AOL Screenshot)

    Increased Sightings of Two-Headed Sharks Baffle Scientists (Video)

    Two-headed sharks may seem like science fiction, but National Geographic is pointing out that they seem to be becoming more common around the world. As... Read more

  • Pet owners are being warned about an unlikely danger to their dogs--ladybugs. (AOL Screenshot)

    Veterinarian Posts Photo of Ladybugs in Dog’s Mouth to Warn Pet Owners (Video)

    Pet owners are being warned about an unlikely danger to their dogs–ladybugs. One Kansas-area veterinarian posted about the problem on Facebook along with a disturbing... Read more

  • According to Harvard psychologist Dr. Deirdre Barrett, dogs likely dream when they sleep, and when they do, they are probably dreaming about their human owners. (AOL Screenshot)

    Harvard Expert Says Dogs Likely Dream About Their Owner When Sleeping (Video)

    Many scientists believe that dogs dream while they sleep, and some have even speculated on the contents of those unconscious thoughts. One of them is... Read more

  • If you think a normal shark is intimidating enough, try one with two heads. Scientists recently documented a case of a two-headed embryo belonging to the egg-laying shark species. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Stunned to Find Two-Headed Shark (Video)

    If you think a normal shark is intimidating enough, try one with two heads. Scientists recently documented a case of a two-headed embryo among the egg-laying... Read more

  • Jia Jia was given to the Ocean Park zoo in Hong Kong as a gift 17 years ago. (AOL Screenshot)

    World’s Oldest Panda in Captivity, 38-Year-Old Jia Jia, Dies (Video)

    The world’s oldest panda living in captivity has died.  Jia Jia was born in the wild but rescued as a young cub and taken to... Read more

  • A newly discovered shark species displaying stealth, well-honed skills, and a dark, mysterious appearance has been dubbed the ninja lanternshark. (AOL Screenshot)

    A Bizarre Newly Discovered Shark Has Been Dubbed ‘Ninja Lanternshark’ (Video)

    Ninjas are noted for their stealth, well-honed combat skills, and often sleek yet mysterious appearance. A newly discovered shark displaying all of those qualities has... Read more

  • African elephants. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    Seeing the Elephant in the Room    

    Editor’s note: CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is currently meeting until October 5. Please see this article for more information. As a... Read more

  • Animal species are disappearing at an alarming rate. Some are calling the current trend Earth's sixth mass extinction. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dozens of Animal Species Are Being Given Protection (Video)

    Over the past several weeks, officials worldwide have signed new protections for dozens of animal species. That sounds like good news, and it is. But... Read more

  • There’s a unique species of aquatic animal that appears eyeless and is believed to live in one specific area in the world. It is the Texas blind salamander, a translucent creature of about three to five inches in length, whose existence was first recorded in the 1890s. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Blind Salamander is the Cutest, Creepiest Creature You Will See Today (Video)

    There’s a unique species of aquatic animal that appears eyeless and is believed to live in one specific area in the world. It is the Texas... Read more

  • Pangolins are found in Asia and Africa. (AOL Screenshot)

    Pangolins Are the Most Trafficked Mammals in the World (Video)

    Meet the pangolin. It’s a scale-covered mammal found in Asia and Africa that eats ants and termites. It’s also the most trafficked mammal in the... Read more

  • An animal rescue in North Carolina is raising awareness to the lasting effects irresponsible owners can have on their pets.The subject of the campaign is a Labrador who was dumped at a shelter. (AOL Screenshot)

    Abandoned Dog Paralyzed by Fear Keeps Looking at Wall (Video)

    An animal rescue in North Carolina is raising awareness to the lasting effects irresponsible owners can have on their pets. The subject of the campaign... Read more

  • A pig determined to change her destiny has experienced an extraordinary journey. (AOL Screenshot)

    Piglet Determined to Live Jumps From Truck, Finds Permanent Home (Video)

    A pig determined to change her destiny has experienced an extraordinary journey. A Facebook post by the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, MD tells... Read more

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