Animals

For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows
For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows

Meet Linus, federal agent. He's also a 6-year-old beagle. Last night's NBC Nightly News with… >>

Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don't Step in That
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That

For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend  Barynard Confidential: An A to… >>

Eerie & Beautiful: How Natural Science Works
Eerie & Beautiful: How Natural Science Works

Worn out by the draining combination of Sandy (11 days and counting without power) and the… >>

Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?
Dubious Health Miracle: Did Vodka Save Elephants in Russia?

A recent report from the Associated Press contends that elephants were saved from the harsh… >>

Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes
Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes

With greyhound racing on the decline nationwide, more and more greyhounds (and hound-mix breeds)… >>

Cute Video: Surprised Red Panda!
Cute Video: Surprised Red Panda!

If you need a pick me up to get going on a post-holiday Monday, keep this video in your back… >>

Animal Experts: Link Between Their and Our Health Problems
Animal Experts: Link Between Their and Our Health Problems

As a UCLA physician and Los Angeles Zoo consultant, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz began to notice… >>

America's Most Misunderstood Dog
America’s Most Misunderstood Dog

For all that I'm a dog person, I have to admit that I've been less than enthusiastic about pit… >>

A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More
A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More

We're been big on baby pandas in our house ever since Tai Shan made his debut at the National Zoo… >>

A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George
A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George

Last night I found out that Lonesome George died—the 100-year-old Galapagos turtle, who was the… >>

Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!
Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!

Next time you have a pile of work to get done, find some baby animals to "ooo and ahh" over first… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real
Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real

There's the big news this week- a recovering U.S. economy, North Korea threatening nuclear action… >>

Where the Buffalo Still Roam
Where the Buffalo Still Roam

Every year, visitors from around the world migrate to South Dakota's Custer State Park to witness… >>

White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide
White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide

The White House may be beautifully decked for the holidays, but it's left to the First Dog to… >>

Funny Animal Names, Group by Group
Funny Animal Names, Group by Group

A grumble of pugs, an embarrassment of pandas, a kindle of kittens! The Compendium of Collective… >>

The Scary Side of Adorable Animals
The Scary Side of Adorable Animals

They may look harmless, but these five cute creatures have a dark side. >>

The Sailor and the Whale: Survival at Sea
The Sailor and the Whale: Survival at Sea

A 40-ton gray whale lunges onto the deck, and Max Young seems sunk. What follows is the fight of… >>

6 Crazy Cat Beds
6 Crazy Cat Beds

Cat bed or conversation piece? We say, why not both? Here's a few hot hangouts for your cat or… >>

We Can't Be Friends If You Don't Follow These People on Instagram
We Can’t Be Friends If You Don’t Follow These People on Instagram

At its best, social media like Instagram can connect you with amazing individuals that inspire you… >>

Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time
Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly… >>