Animals

A Tragic Accident, Then One Woman's Bold Fight to Make Horse Racing Safer
A Tragic Accident, Then One Woman’s Bold Fight to Make Horse Racing Safer

Jo Anne Normile discovered a dark side to Thoroughbred racing that most fans don't know about. What… >>

11 Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats That Every Owner Should Know
11 Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats That Every Owner Should Know

Cancer is the number-one disease-related killer of cats and dogs. Many cancer symptoms in cats are… >>

Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?
Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?

Sure, Michele Raffin has 35 aviaries to clean and many, many beaks to feed. But she does have help… >>

Weird Animal Photos: 7 Bizarre Creatures You Won't Believe Are Real
Weird Animal Photos: 7 Bizarre Creatures You Won’t Believe Are Real

It's hard to believe these odd-looking critters actually evolved to look this way. Here, the new… >>

Father Kills Bear to Save Son
Father Kills Bear to Save Son

Deep in the wilderness, all that stands between an attacking grizzly and a hunter's life is a… >>

Photos: The Unbearable Cuteness of Wet Puppies
Photos: The Unbearable Cuteness of Wet Puppies

These dog pictures rely on a never-fail formula for joy: 1) Find an adorable pup. 2) Get it wet. 3)… >>

Here's Proof that No Animals Are Happier than Dogs in Cars
Here’s Proof that No Animals Are Happier than Dogs in Cars

Taking a dog for a drive is the ultimate win-win situation: they revel in the ride while you get to… >>

Gorgeous Glimpses of America's Last Wild Places
Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places

Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful… >>

6 Unexpected Animal Heroes
6 Unexpected Animal Heroes

Some of these exceptional creatures are cuddly, some are courageous, but all share an extraordinary… >>

The Dramatic Rescue of Bärle, the Circus Polar Bear
The Dramatic Rescue of Bärle, the Circus Polar Bear

For 13 years, a female polar bear endured neglect, scorching heat and near-starvation as one of the… >>

The Cutest Puppies Are Underwater Puppies: See Why
The Cutest Puppies Are Underwater Puppies: See Why

In his new book, Underwater Puppies, photographer Seth Casteel shows his passion for (wet) pooches. >>

An Intimate Look at Sea Creatures Large and Tiny
An Intimate Look at Sea Creatures Large and Tiny

"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected" to the sea, writes… >>

7 Extraordinary Animals Rarely Seen by Human Eyes
7 Extraordinary Animals Rarely Seen by Human Eyes

No ordinary night crawlers, these strange animals are seldom seen in the wild. Here's your chance… >>

Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail
Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail

This meezer may be only three years old, but inside he's an old salt who appreciates the many joys… >>

ChiChi the Chihuaha Mix is the 2009 Hero Pet of the Year
ChiChi the Chihuaha Mix is the 2009 Hero Pet of the Year

Last October, 13-pound ChiChi proved to be more than just a pretty face when he alerted his owners… >>

Hero Pet of the Year
Hero Pet of the Year

Meet five families whose pets literally saved lives. >>

Vintage Circus Photos Capture Life Under the Big Tent
Vintage Circus Photos Capture Life Under the Big Tent

Take a special, black-and-white look at the public and private life of circus people in the… >>

Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?
Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?

A new book by Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas takes us inside the world… >>

5 Animals That Live Forever
5 Animals That Live Forever

These lucky creatures have found the fountain of youth. >>

You Won't Believe These Flyingfish!
You Won’t Believe These Flyingfish!

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a…fish with wings! Steve N.G. Howell captures these incredible… >>