Great Danes are some of the biggest dogs of all time and also can be some of the cuddliest. They’re generally known as gentle giants, and as with any purebred dog, people will pay top dollar for a pup that has a good bloodline and great temperament. The cool thing about adopting dogs is that there are thousands of breed-specific rescue organizations out there....

There is perhaps no baby animal closer to its mother than the kangaroo. Joeys live inside their mothers’ pouches from the time they’re born until they’re at least eight months old, and they often spend a few more months in and out of this protective home until they’re ready to face the world full time. It’s time to bond with their mothers,...

Even though sharks can be super scary, we don’t see them all that often. They mostly keep to themselves, despite all the bad press they get for being “monsters.” One shark recently proved that it would do almost anything for its dinner, though, and it didn’t have humans in mind. A large fish made its way into the shallow water of the beach...

We didn’t know much about the giant squid until very recently, and so much about them remains a mystery. In fact, scientists hadn’t even confirmed they existed until 2004! That doesn’t mean that people who spend a lot of time in the ocean hadn’t had encounters with them, though. James Taylor is active in water sports and one day decided to...

Taking care of elderly folks is a tiring and thankless job that often gets overlooked. Many adult children become caretakers for their parents and sometimes their spouse’s parents. William Spingler, a former politician in Pennsylvania, took over the duties of caring for his 103-year-old mother-in-law after his wife died in 2007. She lived in his home for eight...

By now, you may have heard of the case of Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III. Roy was a suicidal 18-year-old who was dating Carter (then a juvenile). He would often describe his plans to Carter to kill himself, and instead of reacting as most of us would, she urged him to take his own life. This happened mainly over text message and took place over months of talking...

Sometimes the most adorable friendships are the ones you’d least expect. And when a tiny rodent made its way into a monkey enclosure, it quickly made best friends with four monkeys that would make even the rat pack jealous. There’s no intimidation here! The friendly primates can be seen petting the rat’s head and pulling on its tail in a playful...

Though we live in a very progressive time, some people still feel it’s necessary to hide who they are because of how they might be treated by others who don’t agree with their lifestyles. Savannah, a 12-year-old girl from Utah, however, didn’t want to mask the part of herself she’s come to accept and love, so in June 2016, she came out to her...

I’ve seen plenty of people take their dogs inside pet stores, but pups shopping by themselves? Not so much. For the people who frequent the Agro Pet store in Paraí, Brazil, however, it’s a normal, everyday sight. That’s because one of its customers is a cute dog named Pituco, who loves doing all of his shopping on his own. “Everybody...

When we think about scientists, it’s likely that many of us initially picture a person working in a clean lab and looking at a sample through a microscope. However, that mental image doesn’t even scratch the surface of what many of these people do on a daily basis, especially when it comes to working out in the field. Biologists, archaeologists, and other...