Wildlife

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
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This photographer spent 23 years capturing images of whales and dolphins and the result is incredibly beautiful

by Morgane Croissant

These badass sharks were just discovered living inside an active underwater volcano in the South Pacific

by Cathy Brown
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Dear travelers to the Sierras: Please don’t come until you’ve understood these 6 things

by Carrie Pritchard

Finnish photographer takes unbelievably close-up pictures of wildlife and the result is beautiful

by Morgane Croissant

This video will make you rethink how dangerous sharks really are

by Morgane Croissant
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Whale hunting in the Faroe Islands has received a bad reputation. But here’s what social media is getting wrong.

by Megan Jerrard
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This video gives a rare look into the wildlife of the Galápagos

by Blaze Nowara
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13 whales washed up dead on the shores of Germany. What we found is horrifying

by Matt Hershberger
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Stop trying to take selfies with wild animals. You’re killing them

by Morgane Croissant

Can you pass this tricky animal trivia? [QUIZ]

by Matador Team

Video: For the love of god, stay away from the wild animals in Yellowstone

by Matt Hershberger

Officials are finally closing the Thai Tiger Temple, but what they’ve found is horrifying (Warning: Graphic images)

by Matt Hershberger
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The killing of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was a tragedy, not an excuse to shame a mother

by Matt Hershberger

Yellowstone had to put down a bison calf after tourists tried to rescue it

by Matt Hershberger

Kenya just did something incredible to fight poaching

by Matt Hershberger

Meet the first National Mammal of the United States

by Matt Hershberger
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A community came together to save orca whales and the result is heartwarming

by Morgane Croissant
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Guardians of the Great Bear Rainforest

by Matador Media House
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