Chimpanzees live in social communities of several dozen animals. Sometimes they just need someone to hold them a little closer.

Chimpanzees live in social communities of several dozen animals. Sometimes they just need someone to hold them a little closer.

When polar bears aren’t busy hunting, they are usually sleeping or resting, likely hitting snooze on their internal alarm clock- like us on a Monday morning. 

Find more amusing photos and facts about animals and more in National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014!

When polar bears aren’t busy hunting, they are usually sleeping or resting, likely hitting snooze on their internal alarm clock- like us on a Monday morning.

Find more amusing photos and facts about animals and more in National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014!


Many birds’ feathers weigh more than their bones. Maybe that’s why this guy is so peeved.  

Many birds’ feathers weigh more than their bones. Maybe that’s why this guy is so peeved.  

Komodo dragons have thrived in the harsh climate of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands for millions of years. While they might not thrive in a “Frozen” climate, they can still dream. 

Learn more about the animals of our world in Animal Encyclopedia!

Komodo dragons have thrived in the harsh climate of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands for millions of years. While they might not thrive in a “Frozen” climate, they can still dream.


Learn more about the animals of our world in Animal Encyclopedia!


Female chimps reach reproductive age at 13, while males are not considered adults until they are 16 years old. Still, that does not deter them from trying their hand at some Ryan Gosling charm. 

Read about true animal love connections in our book, True Love: 24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection.

Female chimps reach reproductive age at 13, while males are not considered adults until they are 16 years old. Still, that does not deter them from trying their hand at some Ryan Gosling charm.

Read about true animal love connections in our book, True Love: 24 Surprising Stories of Animal Affection.

The little owl is one of the most diurnal species of owl, meaning it is mostly active during the day. Although, you wouldn’t know it on a Monday morning…

The little owl is one of the most diurnal species of owl, meaning it is mostly active during the day. Although, you wouldn’t know it on a Monday morning…


A skunk’s scent bomb can travel as far as ten feet. In other words, don’t touch them. 
If you’re into icky things, our book, That’s Gross has all of the foul facts and fun you’ll need.

A skunk’s scent bomb can travel as far as ten feet. In other words, don’t touch them.

If you’re into icky things, our book, That’s Gross has all of the foul facts and fun you’ll need.


The black redstart typically feeds on larvae and insects, but in the autumn will incorporate fruits and berries— possibly in an effort to shed some of their “fluff.”

The black redstart typically feeds on larvae and insects, but in the autumn will incorporate fruits and berries— possibly in an effort to shed some of their “fluff.”

We love this Friday photo submission from @mhairi-nisbet. Happy Friday! 
 ”Pucker up, it’s Friday!”

We love this Friday photo submission from @mhairi-nisbet. Happy Friday! 

 ”Pucker up, it’s Friday!”

The quokka, a social and friendly animal, is a vegetarian and feeds mostly on plants. But that doesn’t stop this happy little guy from perking up at the smell of bacon.

The quokka, a social and friendly animal, is a vegetarian and feeds mostly on plants. But that doesn’t stop this happy little guy from perking up at the smell of bacon.

Ring-tailed lemurs live in groups known as troops, which may include 6 to 30 animals. Sometimes they just need a minute to themselves… 

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Ring-tailed lemurs live in groups known as troops, which may include 6 to 30 animals. Sometimes they just need a minute to themselves…

Escape from your day with a dose of zen with Daily Calm: 365 Days of Serenity.

Mother seals and pups find each other using a familiar call. Hey you guys!!

Mother seals and pups find each other using a familiar call. Hey you guys!!

A mouse’s heart is shorter than a Tic Tac. The same cannot be said about their appetite.

A mouse’s heart is shorter than a Tic Tac. The same cannot be said about their appetite.

All booby species are thought to take their name from the Spanish word “bobo,” which means “stupid” (and explains a lot).

All booby species are thought to take their name from the Spanish word “bobo,” which means “stupid” (and explains a lot).