Historically, crocodile attacks are 100 times deadlier than shark attacks—and far more frequent—ranging from harrowing individual confrontations to a mass attack on World War II soldiers.
Sergeant Reckless was the only animal ever awarded an official rank in the Marine Corps.
These five pooches are living proof that dogs truly are a man’s best friend.
What has two black eyes, a short fuzzy tail, ears that look like pom-poms and can repair international wounds with nothing but their presence?
A team of scientists working on the “de-extinction” of the woolly mammoth say they are on the brink of resurrecting the prehistoric species, in a revised form.
As the famous saying goes, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Find out more about America’s presidents and their pets.
In November 1926 President Calvin Coolidge pardoned a live animal intended for his Thanksgiving dinner and adopted it as a pet. This was no turkey, however, but a raccoon.
Thanks to a new law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, the once extinction-threatened bison is now the official mammal of the United States.
Russian paleontologists found that an ancient rhino species known as the “Siberian unicorn” likely existed for hundreds of thousands years longer than previously thought.
The mysterious ape Gigantopithecus, which roamed Earth some 100,000 years ago, went extinct after climate change made its preferred diet of forest fruit unsustainable.