The point has been made time and again that humans, too, are as much ‘animals’ as any other member of the kingdom. Yet what separates us is clearly our instinct to civilize, order, and oftentimes subdue any ‘wild’ instinct that might still persist somewhere in our DNA.

Thus, the wildlife that surrounds us, from insects to lions to dolphins to venus fly traps, captivates us not only out of beauty and the wonderment of their existential differences, but from their ‘wild’ core that has no need for codified systems of living, no sense of the world beyond what they have seen and experienced. It is rare that we might observe wildlife and learn nothing of ourselves.

Wildlife Articles

Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most incredible animals

by Spencer Spellman

Meet the community that lives alongside dangerous lions, and is committed to protecting them

by Jenny Nichols

The Andean condor is in trouble. The reasons are known, and preventable

by Simeon Tegel

22 weird facts about animal sex

by Hyacinth Mascarenhas

Thailand’s controversial “Tiger Temple” forced to give up its tigers

by Yahoo! Travel

This is the last male northern white rhino left on Earth

by Morgane Croissant

16 mind-blowing facts about African wildlife

by James Bailey

This is a huge grizzly, not some black bear

by Morgane Croissant

Either we stop ivory-funded terrorism or we witness the last days of elephants in the wild

by Rory Moulton

Mesmerizing marine and terrestrial wildlife of the Galápagos [PICS]

by Karin-Marijke Vis

This photo shows you why you should take your eyes off your cell phone

by Morgane Croissant

Thailand’s Tiger Temple raided: Hope for endangered animals starts now

by Katka Lapelosová

Ebola has now killed a third of the world’s gorilla and chimpanzee populations

by Allison Jackson

On the trail of pumas in Patagonia

by James Kao

13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015

by Hyacinth Mascarenhas

11 places to swim with whale sharks [PICS]

by Keph Senett

16 images of otherworldly Antarctica

by Tom Richardson

Story behind the shot: Loggerhead turtle

by Petros Mitropolous
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