Animals

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

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

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...




  • An African elephants throws mud onto himself at the Mpala Research Center and Wildlife Foundation, in Laikipia District, Kenya, on Jan. 31, 2016. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Saving the Great Being of the Elephant

    If, as Gandhi said, the mark of a civilization can be measured by how it treats animals, then our planetary civilization is failing. The latest... Read more

  • A market for buying and selling ornamental freshwater crabs has led to the discovery of a new species. An international team of researchers located the crustacean at a collection site in southern China, an area which has become known for its eye-catching finds. (AOL Screenshot)

    A Crab From Pet Market in China Found to Belong to New Species (Video)

    A market for buying and selling ornamental freshwater crabs has led to the discovery of a new species.  An international team located the crustacean at... Read more

  • Biologists found out there are actually four different giraffe species instead of just one. (AOL Screenshot)

    Study Finds There are Four Kinds of Giraffes, Not Just One (Video)

    You probably think you know everything you need to know about giraffes. They have long necks, live in Africa, eat leaves and that’s it. But... Read more

  • In this Nov. 30, 2007 file photo, a gorilla looks on at Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri, Rwanda. The eastern gorilla has been listed as critically endangered, making four of the six great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Red List of Endangered Species, released Sunday Sept. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

    Largest Gorillas Now Critically Endangered, Poaching and Islamic Terrorists Hurt Conservation Efforts

    The largest primate on Earth, the Eastern gorilla, has been marked critically endangered as hunting threatens the tiny population and Islamic terrorists complicate conservation. There are... Read more

  • Two Irish wolfhound puppies are the first documented identical twin dogs ever. (AOL Screenshot)

    First Documented Identical Twin Puppies Born in South Africa (Video)

    This one’s for the dog-lovers. An Irish wolfhound has given birth to the first documented set of identical twin puppies. Kurt de Cramer, a vet... Read more

  • A fishing boat navigates past icebergs that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier on July 23, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland. Greenland sharks are the Earth's longest-lived vertebrates, with a lifespan that can last as long as 400 years, international researchers have said. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Greenland Sharks May Live 400 Years, Researchers Say

    Greenland sharks are the Earth’s longest-lived vertebrates – or creatures with a spine – with a lifespan that can last as long as 400 years,... Read more

  • A red jelly was recently spotted 'dancing through the water column' during a NOAA deepwater mission near Wake Island. (AOL Screenshot)

    A ‘Spaceship’ Jelly Was Spotted Dancing Through Water Column (Video)

    A red jelly was recently spotted ‘dancing through the water column’ during a NOAA deepwater mission near Wake Island.…... Read more

  • Remember the goblin shark? That's old news compared to these unusual finds. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Keep Finding Strange, New Creatures in the Oceans (Video)

    We really don’t know much about the ocean. Like, practically nothing. Experts say we have yet to explore 95 percent of our world’s oceans. Which... Read more

  • An adorable stubby squid was recently spotted by the E/V Nautilus crew off the shore of California. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Recently Spotted Googly-Eyed Sea Creature Has Become an Internet Star (Video)

    An adorable stubby squid was recently spotted by the E/V Nautilus crew off the shore of California.…... Read more

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    Flight Attendant Adopts Dog That Waited for Her Outside Hotel

    A flight attendant adopted a stray dog who apparently never stopped waiting for her outside her hotel. Olivia Siervers said that she regularly travels from... Read more

  • William Leonard Dodson arrested on animal cruelty charges by North Charleston, South Carolina Police. (Charleston County Sheriff); Charleston Animal Society campaign Justice for Caitlyn (#TagYourPix)

    Man Pleads Guilty to Taping Dog’s Mouth Shut

    A South Carolina man who taped the mouth of a dog shut pleaded guilty to animal cruelty on Aug. 8. Local newspaper Post and Courier reported that... Read more

  • Cats love their naps and generally don’t like to be disturbed when taking them. One ensured a blissful and uninterrupted slumber by perfecting the art of camouflage. (AOL Screenshot)

    Cat Hiding in Plain Sight Stumps the Internet (Video)

    Cats love their naps and generally don’t like to be disturbed when taking them. One ensured a blissful and uninterrupted slumber by perfecting the art... Read more

  • An Australian white humpback whale named Migaloo is seen off the coast of Byron Bay, Australia's most easterly point, on September 28, 2009 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Rob Dalton/Getty Images)

    Migaloo the Rare White Whale Is Spotted in Australia

    Migaloo the whale continues to tease Australians with brief, unsuspecting appearances. The all white humpback whale was spotted off Caves Beach near Newcastle in New... Read more

  • K-9 Idol. (Porterville Police Department)

    Police K-9 Dies After Vehicle Air Conditioner Fails

    A police dog in California’s Porterville Police Department died in the back of a patrol car on June 20, the department announced Wednesday. The K-9, named Idol, was... Read more

  • The vehicle was parked outside of a hotel, and the truck’s air conditioning was turned on and plugged into the hotel, providing power to the truck’s air conditioning.

    14 Dogs Die When Air Conditioning Power Shuts Off in Kennel Truck

    Fourteen dogs died in a box truck after the vehicle lost its power, The Humane Society of St. Joseph County announced on its Facebook page on... Read more

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    Activists Petition to Free ‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ Kept in Chinese Mall

    Animal welfare campaigners are trying to free a polar bear kept in a cage in a shopping mall in China. Animals Asia launched a petition earlier this... Read more

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