CAPE TOWN, South Africa — They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the...
Baby Seals: The Cutest Animals in the Midst of Controversy (+ Photos)
Forget about kittens and puppies—baby seals are the epitome of cuteness. Just look at how furry and helpless they look, and those big black eyes …... Read more
How Dogs Know a Face When They See One
Dogs have a natural ability to process faces, a small study that put dogs in an fMRI machine shows. The discovery that dogs have neural... Read more
A Call for Saving Leviathan, for Saving the Whales
“From Hell’s Heart I stab at thee” decried Melville in “Moby Dick.” In the heyday of whaling, tens of thousands of sperm whales were destroyed... Read more
Too Much Stress Makes Hyper Dogs Crack
People aren’t the only ones who perform better on tests or athletic events when they are just a little bit nervous—dogs do too. But in... Read more
Amazing Elephant Draws Better Than Most Humans!
Watch this elephant paint a beautiful image of an elephant holding a flower. You’ll be amazed at how her talent unfolds as she carefully completes... Read more
Is It Too Late to Save Mountain Lions in Southern California?
Humans are the biggest threat facing mountain lions in southern California, where the animals only have about a 56 percent survival rate. The findings of... Read more
Watch Pets Around Wildlife as Attacks Rise in Summer
LOS ANGELES—A 1-pound squirrel and 90-pound dog didn’t let their size disparity stop them from dueling. The rodent died in the recent run-in with Kimberlee... Read more
Do Dolphins and Bats Use Sound the Same Way?
Most mammals primarily process sound in a single area of their brain, but a new study shows that dolphins use at least two. “Dolphins are... Read more
The Trouble With Using Synthetic Rhino Horn to Stop Poaching
In 2014, one rhino was killed every eight hours. That was in South Africa alone, where most of the world’s rhinos live. At this rate,... Read more
Quick Peeks Let Lovebirds Maneuver in Flight
Lovebirds are famous for their ability to quickly maneuver through densely cluttered airspace. New research shows that this is likely due to the birds’ ability... Read more
Smithsonian Gives The Public a Peek at Its Adorable New Baby Red Pandas (Video)
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute has shared some images of the adorable red panda cubs they recently welcomed to the institution.…... Read more
World’s Ugliest Dog Competition Crowns a Winner (Video)
The Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA has announced the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog competition.…... Read more
No-Kill Middletown Shelter Can’t Correct Human Behavior
MIDDLETOWN, New York—Animals communicate in their own ways, but if they could talk to us in our language, they would no doubt tell us about... Read more
Study Shows the Paw-Sitive Effects of Watching Cat Videos
According to ReelSEO.com, a website about video marketing, there are more than two million cat videos on YouTube. People have watched these videos more than... Read more
Some Birds ‘Sign’ Eggs to Weed out Impostors
In the scrublands of southern Zambia, birds are practicing what’s known as “brood parasitism”—laying eggs in the nests of another bird species. And the victims... Read more
Watching Cat Videos Can Boost Your Mood (Video)
Watching cat videos online offers a positive emotional reward, according to a recent study. It also makes viewers feel more energized and reduces negative feelings... Read more