Pets & Animals

Whether you have a fur baby you adore, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, this is the place for you. We’ve got answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about creatures big and small, and, yes, cute pictures.

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Start Counting Down: All Creatures Great and Small Is Coming Back to TV in 2021

Get ready to be transported to England to meet some new four-legged friends.

Here’s Why Reading Aloud Is Good for Your Brain

Reading aloud, even to other adults, yields surprising rewards.


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 cool. For his new book Serpentine,...


6 Extraordinary Animals Rarely Seen by Human Eyes

No ordinary night crawlers, these strange animals are seldom seen in the wild. Here's your chance to get up close.


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5 Photos That Prove Pugs in Costume Will Bring It for Halloween This Year

Those smushy faces! Those puppy-dog eyes! The only thing cuter than a pug, of course, is a pug ridiculously dressed...


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 eminent oceanographer Sylvia...

Under the Sea: Rare Photos of Our Ocean’s Invertebrates Like You’ve Never Seen Them

In her book 'Spineless,' Susan Middleton captures the unique and interesting invertebrate creatures lurking beneath our oceans' surfaces.


7 Photos That Prove There’s Nothing Better Than Being a Dog on Cape Cod

For our four-legged friends, heaven is a place called Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Just take a look at these crazy-happy canines...


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, and...


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)...

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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...


6 Unexpected Animal Heroes

Some of these exceptional creatures are cuddly, some are courageous, but all share an extraordinary spirit.


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A Look at the Secret Lives of New York City Dogs

Photographer Rachael Hale McKenna captures the diversity of what it's like to live as man's best friend in the Big...


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 of...


The Cutest Puppies Are Underwater Puppies: See Why

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

Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?

A new book by Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas takes us inside the world of these magnificent...


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 creatures in his book...


8 Intimate Animal Portraits That Will Stop You in Your Tracks

We're used to seeing animals in vivid color, which may be one reason Boza Ivanovic's photographs are so arresting. The...


There Was Once a Wolf Who Loved Too Much. And What Happened to Him Was a Crime.

One day in Alaska, a black wolf appeared in front of wildlife photographer Nick Jans. This is the story of...


9 Unusually Detailed Animal Habitats

See how birds, oysters, snails, caterpillars, moths, and more rely on their inventive natures to create the perfect nesting place.


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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 pulls.


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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 Z Reader of