Animals

Scientists Discover Extremely Rare ‘Pocket Shark’ Specimen (Video)

Scientists recently announced that they have identified the second possible specimen of the species commonly known as 'pocket shark.' (AOL Screenshot)
Scientists recently announced that they have identified the second possible specimen of the species commonly known as 'pocket shark.' (AOL Screenshot)

Thanks to Hollywood, we usually associate sharks with large and intimidating creatures. A new report sheds light on an extremely rare species which is only...




  • JoeJoe the capybara is caught wrestle-kissing Border Collie Zoe .

    Largest Living Rodent Wrestle-Kisses Border Collie (+Video)

    JoeJoe the capybara is caught on video wrestle-kissing Border Collie Zoe. The affection at first appears mutual, but when Zoe tries to pull away, it’s... Read more

  • A bear cub showed up at the gate of family in eastern Russia, and while they've already given it a name, they say they don't want to keep it.

    Russian Family Seeks New Home for Pet Bear (+Video)

    A family in eastern Russia just got a new addition to their family. A bear cub showed up at their gate three weeks ago after its mother... Read more

  • A deep-sea exploration crew was totally surprised to see a rare sperm whale during their expedition. (AOL Screenshot)

    Deep-Sea Exploration Crew Stunned to See Rare Sperm Whale (Video)

    In the Gulf of Mexico, Nautilus Live expedition crew is studying methane seeps using Hercules, a remotely operated vehicle. On Tuesday, to the delight of... Read more

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    Baby Lions Debut at Japan Zoo (+Video)

    Two little lion cubs in a Japanese zoo have been attracting fans since they were born three weeks ago. The cubs, one female and one... Read more

  • Sony teamed up with SEA LIFE in New Zealand to train an octopus to take pictures of visitors for two dollars a snap. (AOL Screenshot)

    Octopus Takes Pictures of Visitors at New Zealand Aquarium (Video)

    If you thought this was the most impressive thing you’ve ever seen an octopus do, the skills of this New Zealand aquarium’s octopus might have... Read more

  • Mother elephant with calf, Amboseli, 2006. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

    The Colossus of Existence: Why the Elephant Is Invaluable

    “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts... Read more

  • Dangerous Animals

    Most Dangerous Animal in America

    When we think of hazardous encounters with wildlife, most people would think of bears,  mountain lions, or maybe even snakes and scorpions. But according to... Read more

  • When goldfish and koi are swimming around in small bowls and aquariums they don’t seem like ferocious, ecosystem-destroying sorts, but it turns out that that's not the case. (AOL Screenshot)

    Monstrous Former Pet Fish Take Over Western Australian Rivers (Video)

    When goldfish and koi are swimming around in small bowls and aquariums they don’t seem like ferocious, ecosystem-destroying sorts, but it turns out that they... Read more

  • A pug rest backstage during the 2009 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York February 10, 2009.  AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pugs, Bulldogs Are Most Prone to Dying While Flying

    Americans love traveling with their pets. Over 2 million dogs, cats, birds, and other live animals fly on airlines in the United States every year. Sadly,... Read more

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    Coyotes in New York City – We Have Nothing to Fear

    NEW YORK—It was a cold day in Cortlandt Park as we walked along a series of snow-covered paths, taking in the vast expanse of whiteness, looking for... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Sunday, March 15, 2015, a Nenets woman rides steers a sled during a reindeer race at the Reindeer Herder's Day in the city of Nadym, in Yamal-Nenets Region, 2500 kilometers (about 1553 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    If You’ve Never Seen Reindeer Herding, You Have to See This

    NADYM, Russia—It’s a holiday celebrated annually in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic. For the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, Reindeer Herders’ Day offers a chance... Read more

  • Weddell seals from Erebus Bay in Antarctica have been studied for decades. One of the scientists, William Link with the U.S. Geological Survey captured a heartwarming moment involving a mother and her pup back in October. (AOL Screenshot)

    Photo of Seal Pup Kissing Mom Goes Viral (Video)

    Weddell seals from Erebus Bay in Antarctica have been studied for decades — and now, two of the creatures are having 15 minutes of Internet... Read more

  • Look, I can fly! (Jimmyweee, CC BY)

    Leatherback Sea Turtles Use Mysterious ‘Compass Sense’ to Migrate Hundreds of Miles

    Imagine yourself swimming in the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic. The color blue dominates this part of the world – there’s nothing to see but... Read more

  • A Brown Pelican sits on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill  on June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Cleaning Up Massive Oil Spills, How Do They Do It?

    In February and March, there have been four oil train derailments—in Illinois, Canada, and West Virginia—spilling gallons and gallons of oil into nearby waterways and... Read more

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    ‘Lock the door!': Lion Opens Car Door, Freaks Out Family

    A lion scared a family in South Africa after it did the unthinkable: It opened a car door with its mouth. The encounter was filmed and... Read more

  • You're about to see a video of a bizarre creature of the deep so rare and mysterious it's been dubbed the "Unicorn of the Sea." (AOL Screenshot)

    Divers Swim With Rare Bioluminescent Worm (Video)

    You’re about to see a video of a bizarre creature of the deep so rare and mysterious it’s been dubbed the “Unicorn of the Sea.”…... Read more


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