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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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 learn more.

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,...

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 We Can Help Honeybees Every Day

The honeybee population is dwindling—here are big and small ways you can help protect them.

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.

Why We Need Sharks in Our Oceans

Sharks are incredibly important and keep the delicate balance of the ocean's ecosystem in check.

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...

This Is What the Tyrannosaurus Rex Really Looked Like

The T.rex. The ultimate predator. But is what you're imagining right now really what the prehistoric beast looked like? Science...

This Is How Many Elephants Are Left in the World

While the number of elephants is in steep decline, there are still reasons to be hopeful that we can save...

This Is the Rarest Dolphin Species in the World

Meet the small, stocky, lovable dolphin species that is currently endangered.

9 Extinct Animals That Could Be Resurrected One Day

Science is getting closer to bringing back species we thought were gone forever

8 Things That Will Probably Be Extinct by the Year 2030

New technology is bound to leave these common household items in the dust.

30 of the Weirdest Animals Around the World

Earth has some truly wacky creatures that will surely make your jaw drop.

These 11 Endangered Baby Animals Making a Comeback Will Give You Hope for the World

Conservation efforts are tough, but here's some good news: Adorable babies from a dozen endangered species that represent some of...

This Is How Bee Extinction Would Affect Your Morning Cup of Coffee

Everybody knows the crucial role that bees play in the flower and fruit pollination process, but how would their extinction...

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...

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...