Do You Know These Weird Hoofed Mammals?

When it comes to large mammals, many species are relatively unknown and receive very little attention.

Matthew L. Miller

The Weirdest Places You Can Find Wild Turkeys

Why you can now find wild turkeys from the Pacific Islands to Germany.

Matthew L. Miller

A Field Guide to Unusual Raptors of the Southern US

Look, everyone loves a red-tailed hawk. But after a while, it can be hard for an avid birder to score […]

Justine E. Hausheer

10 Weird Australian Marsupials You’ve Never Heard Of

Some of Australia’s coolest species are ones that few people know about.

Justine E. Hausheer

8 Cool Wild Cats You Probably Don’t Know

Move over lions and tigers. Meet these cryptic but cool wild cats.

Matthew L. Miller

8 Conservation Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

The Outdoor Writers Association of America, now in its 95th year, is one of the oldest professional communications organizations in North […]

The Editors

Look at that Lek! 9 Birds That Put on a Show

A long list of birds display at leks. Here are some of our favorites.

Matthew L. Miller and Justine E. Hausheer

8 Bird Migration Myths, From Past to Present

Bird migration has long fostered strange myths, some that persist to the present day.

Ken Keffer

Do You Know the World’s Weirdest Wild Pigs?

Think you know pigs? Check out these wonderful, wild swine.

Matthew L. Miller

What’s the Weirdest Animal Courtship? Here Are 4 Candidates

Four tales of love in the wild, from peacock spiders to pufferfish.

Christine Peterson

10 Winter Birds to Spot During the Christmas Bird Count

Here are 10 North American birds to search for during this year’s Christmas Bird Count.

Justine E. Hausheer

Surprising Tales of Toxic Animals

Take a new look at venomous and poisonous creatures. Including ruffed grouse. Seriously.

Christine Peterson