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French Bulldogs

You may have noticed a number of bat-eared, snubbed-nosed, rolly-looking pups popping up in your neighborhood, on your favorite websites and even in the last movie you saw. If you guessed Pug or Boston Terrier, you're wrong. Meet the French Bulldog, one of the most popular dog breeds in the last decade. More and more, this…

National Bird Day: 15 Endangered Species

Ka-kaw! January 5 is National Bird Day. Although this day should certainly be spent celebrating the beauty of the thousands of stunning species out there, animal advocacy group Born Free USA also encourages us to focus on the protection of endangered birds. Nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 species of feathered…

Sled Dog Breeds

Dashing through the snow, in a five-dog open sled ... OK, we may have the lyrics to this classic Christmas song confused, but we think that sled dogs definitely deserve their own tune, too! Through sleet and snow, these energetic and athletic canines have endured the coldest of temperatures while hauling a sled at super fast…

10 Animal Hermits Celebrate National Hermit Day

It might be fun being the social butterfly, but there's something special about having quality alone time. Although hermit crabs have their own national holiday, they aren't the only animals who will be celebrating it all by their lonesome. In fact, there are many critters in the animal kingdom who prefer going solo. In honor…

10 Surprise Animal Aviators

Wings are obviously favorable for flying, but they aren't necessarily required to soar through the air. These wingless animals are defying the laws of gravity through evolution and adaptation to their surroundings. They learned how to "fly" without wings because they had to. To celebrate National Aviation Day, we're…

Shark Week

Sharks are always intriguing, but for one week every year, everyone everywhere stops what they're doing to give these frightful fish their full attention. This year, Discovery Channel kicks of the 25th anniversary of their shark-filled showcase, Shark Week. We dedicate the next seven days to all the great whites,…