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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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8 Extinct Dog Breeds You Won’t Believe Actually Existed

You won't believe how incredible these extinct dog breeds once were.

13 Dramatic Ways Coronavirus Has Impacted Animals Around the World

For better and for worse, the pandemic’s effects are reverberating throughout the animal kingdom.


14 Prehistoric Creatures That’ll Give You Nightmares

If you're afraid of big bugs and bloodthirsty predators, you'll be glad none of these creatures are going to turn...


13 Things That Could Happen If Dinosaurs Were Still Alive

How different would our world be if "terrible lizards" were still among us?


13 Exotic Turtles You Never Knew Existed

For World Turtle Day on May 23, check out some of the most colorful, strange, and surprising shelled animals on...

14 Beautiful Animals That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime

These beautiful animals are in imminent danger. Read on to find out more about them—and how to help them survive.


14 Wild Animal Species You Didn’t Know Were Endangered

You’d be surprised how many well-known species are in real danger of extinction, many of them because of man-made problems.

17 Incredible Animals That Came Back from the Brink of Extinction

Efforts to protect multiple species have yielded great successes in the past several decades. Find out the animals that have...


Why You Should Think Twice Before Adopting a Turtle As a Pet

It may seem like a good idea, but there are a few important considerations that probably haven't crossed your mind.


How a Tiny Island Saved an Entire Species From Extinction

The Seychelles magpie robin was nearly extinct, with just 12 birds remaining on one small island in the middle of...


How Coronavirus Is Affecting the World’s Endangered Animals

Humans aren’t the only species we need to worry about right now.

30 Photos of the Rarest Animals on Earth

In honor of Endangered Species Day, here's a look at some of the animals holding extinction at bay by the...


Why Saving the World’s Rhinos Matters

These misunderstood mammals are in trouble almost everywhere in the wild. Why should we care?


Is the Ocean Really Running Out of Fish?

It may seem like the oceans are overflowing with fish, but experts say they are actually at dangerously low levels...


How Many Giant Pandas Are Left in the World?

Their numbers are dwindling, and these real-life teddy bears need our help.


Why Do Polar Bears Need Ice to Survive?

A polar bear's entire existence revolves around sea ice. In fact, polar bears will cease to exist if sea ice...

How Many Polar Bears Are Left in the World?

Rumors that their numbers are climbing have been greatly exaggerated.


How Many Koalas Are Left in the World?

This year's bushfires in Australia have decimated already-vulnerable koala populations. Will they ever recover?


This Penguin Species Could Disappear By the End of the Century

A new study notes that the Emperor penguin is marching toward extinction.


How Many Cheetahs Are Left in the World?

December 4th marks International Cheetah Day, reminding us to help protect the world's fastest land animal—the most threatened of the...


What It’s Like to Swim with a Manatee in the Wild

I had the chance to feed and interact with these gentle giants myself and, since then, have been inspired to...


13 Things You Never Knew About Manatees

These gentle giants are not only adorable—they’re also fascinating. Here are a few surprising facts about perhaps the sweetest sea...


This Is How Many Rhinos Are Left in the World

Some rhino populations are increasing, but others are in trouble. Here's the lowdown on this endangered species—and how you can...


How Many Red Pandas Are Left in the Wild?

These lovable critters are sadly at risk of extinction. Find out how many red pandas are left in the world,...

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Why the World Needs Honeybees

You'd be surprised by how much we rely on honeybees!


8 of the Most Endangered Elephants in the World

Elephants are the largest land animals in the world and our fascination with these gentle giants has lasted for centuries....


How Many Orangutans Are Left in the World?

August 19 is World Orangutan Day. While the animals are undeniably cute and intelligent, turns out there are far fewer...


The Most Endangered Tigers in the World

Of the nine tiger species, three are already extinct, and the remaining six remain at risk of the same fate....


How Many Tigers Are Left in the World?

Everywhere they live, tiger populations are threatened.


14 Facts About Animals That Have Gone Extinct in the Last 100 Years

Since 1900, nearly 500 species of animal have gone extinct, according to a 2015 study. The good news is, scientists...