More Than 70,000 Dogs Live in America’s Research Labs. I Rescued One of Them.
More than 70,000 dogs live in America’s research laboratories. Now there are seven fewer.
These Perfect Photos of Maine’s Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature
Animal lovers will cheer for this only-in-America, good-news story about how one man brought puffins back to a part of...
This Surfer Punched a Shark to Save His Friend
A tiger shark out for blood is no match for cowboy surfer Brian Wargo.
20 One Liners Only Dog Owners Will Understand
Every dog has its day—and that's basically every day if you're a dog owner!
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...
10 Jane Goodall Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Jane Goodall's wise words about peace, evolution, and nature will warm your heart and enlighten your mind.
4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes
Saving lives, comforting strangers, battling bears: Do dogs have instincts to help human beings? These four pets do.
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 she did next...
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...
Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places
Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful landscapes for future generations. Take a look...
6 Unexpected Animal Heroes
Some of these exceptional creatures are cuddly, some are courageous, but all share an extraordinary spirit.
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...
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...
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 star attractions at...
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...
Everyday Heroes: “I Carried Him Down the Mountain”
How hiker Andi Davis saved the life of a 50-pound pit bull.
A Heartwarming Salute to Soldiers and Their Hero Dogs
On battlefields across the globe, servicemen and women rely on their dogs for safety, comfort, and companionship. Here, a glimpse...
This Man Invented Cat Memes in 1906
Photographer Harry Whittier Frees (1879-1953) dressed up live cats, dogs, and piglets in tiny clothes and spent hours posing them...
What It’s Like to Punch a Shark
A few things went through my mind. The first was, Wow, that’s a very large shark. Second, It’s coming right...
Meet the Prisoner With a Gift for Healing Dogs
Sixty dogs changed one man's life as much as he changed theirs.
Sorry: Dolphins Aren’t Smiling
A dolphin's "smile" is actually an illusion. So is our belief that these animals can heal.
The 12 Cats of Christmas: Sing Along!
An updated carol, so you and your feline can haz all the holiday cheer.