Animals

Trail Camera in Iowa Spots Mammal Not Seen Since 1800s (Video)

A small and furry yet fierce mammal called a fisher has been spotted in Iowa for the first time in roughly 150 years. (AOL Screenshot)
A small and furry yet fierce mammal called a fisher has been spotted in Iowa for the first time in roughly 150 years. (AOL Screenshot)

A small and furry yet fierce mammal called a fisher has been spotted in Iowa for the first time in roughly 150 years.…...




  • For the first time, scientists have captured the elusive ruby seadragon in the wild. (AOL Screenshot)

    Elusive Ruby Seadragon Captured on Camera in The Wild (Video)

    For the first time, scientists have captured the elusive ruby seadragon in the wild.…... Read more

  • Tilikum's cause of death is still unclear, but his veterinarians and caretakers were treating him for a bacterial lung infection before he died. (AOL Screenshot)

    Famous SeaWorld Killer Whale Tilikum Has Died (Video)

    Tilikum, one of SeaWorld’s most famous killer whales, has died. The marine park announced the orca’s death on its website Friday morning. The cause of... Read more

  • According to a new report, only about 7,000 of these majestic cats are left in the wild. (AOL Screenshot)

    Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Becoming Extinct (Video)

    Cheetahs are getting dangerously close to becoming extinct. According to a new report, cheetahs have been driven out of 91 percent of their historical habitat... Read more

  • A rescue dog from New York is beating the odds despite having numerous birth defects including dwarfism. (AOL Screenshot)

    Rescue Dog Thrives Despite Dwarfism (Video)

    A rescue dog from New York is beating the odds despite having numerous birth defects including dwarfism. The pit bull named Sassy “…was turned into... Read more

  • A cat in Pennsylvania got a new lease on life after being rid of roughly 2 pounds of matted fur. (AOL Screenshot)

    Neglected Cat Gets a New Lease on Life After Being Rid of Pounds of Tangled Fur (Video)

    A cat in Pennsylvania got a new lease on life after being rid of roughly 2 pounds of matted fur. The little one was found... Read more

  • Roads affect 20 percent of Earth's surface, and they're making animals deal with more artificial boundaries. (AOL Screenshot)

    Animals Have to Cross More Roads Than Ever (Video)

    Our roads are reaching farther than ever into what used to be wilderness — and for the animals they share space with, their influence doesn’t end... Read more

  • Meet the world's tallest horse. (AOL Screenshot)

    Meet Big Jake – The World’s Tallest Horse (Video)

    Horses are generally huge animals, but a Belgian Gelding named Big Jake is officially the tallest of them all. The 15-year-old Guinness World Records titleholder... Read more

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

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

    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... Read more

  • Researchers predict nearly a third of the global polar bear population could die out in as little as the next 35 years. (AOL Screenshot)

    Polar Bear Population Faces Sharp Decline as Sea Ice Melts (Video)

    The global polar bear population could decline by more than 30 percent in as little as 35 years. That’s according to a new study in... Read more

  • George, an orphaned baby wombat who has been taken in by an Australian park has become an Internet sensation. (AOL Screenshot)

    George, the Orphaned Baby Wombat, Becomes an Internet Sensation (Video)

    George, an orphaned baby wombat who has been taken in by an Australian park has become an Internet sensation. His journey to stardom began quite... Read more

  • A man who rode his horse from South Carolina to Florida is now facing animal cruelty charges. (AOL Screenshot)

    Malnourished Horse Needed Rescue After Being Ridden for Hundreds of Miles (Video)

    A man who rode his horse from South Carolina to Florida is now facing animal cruelty charges. Though his destination was Key West, authorities in... Read more

  • 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

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