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Wild Animals

Lions and Tigers and Kangaroos -- in New York City -- Oh My!

Andrew Stengel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Crime
Andrew Stengel

The list of banned wild animals in New York City also includes pets that could be kept in an aquarium: venomous spiders like tarantulas and many kinds of venomous snakes.

Why Do Animals Attack Humans In The Wild? A Lot Of The Time, It's Our Fault

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram always seem to be full of photos of people's outdoor adventures. But not everyone who likes spending time in the ...

Coyote Who Found A Ball Proves How Lovable Coyotes Really Are

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.12.2016 | Weird News

Coyotes: They’re just like us! A YouTube video posted Friday shows a coyote in Ontario, Canada, frolicking in sheer euphoria after it managed to...

Stunning Photos Capture The Majestic Beauty Of The Animal Kingdom

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

This week the nation was collectively stunned and saddened by the unexpected loss of Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, who, at 13 years old, was sh...

Police: Don't Get Drunk And Chase Bears

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weird News

Police in northwestern Massachusetts offered an important reminder Monday night: Getting drunk and chasing bears through the woods with a dull hatchet...

Woman Finds Turkey Lurking In Her House

AP | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weird News

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman thought a pipe burst when she returned home to find water pouring from her garage ceiling. But the culprit...

37 Photos of Ridiculously Happy Animals Guaranteed to Make You Smile

DL Cade | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
DL Cade

Smile, it's the weekend! But just in case you had a rough go of it this week and your glass feels more like it's half-empty than half-full, here is a collection of 37 adorable photos featuring animals so ridiculously happy they're guaranteed to send you off into the weekend smiling.

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

Florida Preserve Lets Visitors Hang Out With Wolves

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green


WATCH: Cute Wild Animals Run Amok On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

From baby bears to jaguars to birds, the HuffPost Live studio has welcomed a menagerie of wild animals. Check out the video above to see critters of a...

Pet Bobcat Gets To Stay In Jersey Despite Escaping Last Time

AP | Posted 05.17.2014 | Weird News

STAFFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rocky's mother was 98 percent bobcat. But because a DNA test couldn't determine the 38-pound feline's father's lineage, a jud...

Man Brought His Tiger Into A Bar, Wants Everyone To Chill About It

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News

A suburban Chicago man busted for bringing his tiger cub into a bar just doesn't see what all the fuss is about. John Basile, of Lockport, Ill., sa...

A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.

WildCare Heals a Gunshot Red-tailed Hawk

Alison Hermance | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Alison Hermance

This Red-tailed Hawk arrived as a patient with a shattered left leg from a gunshot.

LOOK: Crocodile Bit Off More Than It Could Chew

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

We've all been there: You try to rehydrate after a rough night, but your head is pounding so hard there might as well be a crocodile latched onto your...

Pet Snakes Are Constricting Our Public Safety

Will Travers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Will Travers

In the summer of 2013 alone, deadly pet snakes were on the loose in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wisconsin after escaping from their owners. The statistics speak for themselves. When will the public listen?

Every Jewish Question About Animals Answered

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I realized that I had an animal expert in my midst and all of a sudden I started to think of the most intricate questions about animals.

The Animals of Alaska, First of a Few Journal Entries: Day 3

Ken White | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Two long days, over three thousand miles traveled in three flights followed by five hours on a train followed by seven hours on a bus to what is literally the end of the road (there's a rather official looking sign saying as much).

Inspired Freedom Vanishing Art Photography Exhibit Helps to Save America's Precious Wild Horses

Zoe Helene | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Zoe Helene

If you're traveling through or live near Tulsa, Okla., in early October, you won't want to miss Kimerlee Curyl's Freedom Vanishing, a special photography exhibition in support of America's legendary wild horses.

WATCH: Be Very, Very Quiet Around A Bison

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

Should you encounter a large bison while strolling the paths of Yellowstone National Park, do keep in mind Elmer Fudd's timeless advice and "be vewy, ...

Struck by a Bat: My Son's Rabies Scare

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

What can you do to prevent this deadly disease in your pet? Be proactive. Have your veterinarian vaccinate your dog, cat or ferret against rabies. Be safe.

10 Islands Teeming With Wild Animals

Scott Keyes | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Scott Keyes

Some you may want to visit. Others you definitely want to avoid. But all pique the imagination, reminding us of the bizarre nooks and crannies that exist in our world.

Bear In The 'Burbs!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Wildlife sightings in suburban Maryland generally mean deer, rabbits or a rare coyote. But a bear?! Residents of Gaithers...

Call of the Wild: 8 Offbeat Places to Connect with Nature

minube | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel

From ancient temples crawling with monkeys and rats to desolate beaches teeming with exotic wildlife, here are 10 unusual places to connect with nature.

Celebrating Animals

Michael Largo | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Michael Largo

We try to imagine how animals see the world, but even our pets are mysterious to us. However, understanding the way their eyes work, or their sense of smell, for example, it helps us to appreciate them even more and adds a measure of empathy, if nothing else.