The Most Extreme
Nothing says holiday romance quite like kissing under the mistletoe, but wait until you see the bird that helps it grow. The mistletoebird eats the parasitic flower's berry and quickly poops the undamaged seed onto high tree branches.
Mistletoebirds Spreading the Seed of Love
Giraffes have a humongous appetite to match their large stature. Dining on 75 pounds of leaves per day, these giant hedge pruners have an extreme way of bending and shaping trees on the African Savanna.
Giraffe Hedge Pruning
Sheep in New Zealand have a foe in an unexpected and sometimes lethal winged predator. The kea is the world's only alpine parrot—with an appetite for flesh.
Seabirds better watch out if they're unfortunate enough to live within range of this aerial pirate. The frigatebird has a cruel strategy for plundering fish right from the beaks of other birds.
Pirates of the Sky
Fights break out between dung beetles over stinky balls of treasure. To the victor goes the smelliest of spoils!
Dung Beetle Poop Battles
The female anglerfish is known for its luminescent, modified fin which it uses to lure prey. However, that's not the oddest appendage on her body. When a male anglerfish is smitten, he gets a little too attached.
Anglerfish Love Bites
Even the champion of a food eating contest would be no match for the average hummingbird. Eating 60 meals a day, the hummingbird never gains a pound and always has room for dessert.
Arachnophobes fear spiders, but what does the biggest spider of them all have to fear? The paralytic sting of a tarantula hawk.
Tarantula vs Tarantula Hawk
In the art of love, the male bowerbird knows that one key to wooing a mate is creating an impressive bachelor pad. This avian Casanova works tirelessly for months on end to set the mood for any lady visitors.
Bowerbird Bachelor Pad
This is one bird who will not be winning trophies for "World's Best Mom" any time soon. The cuckoo bird's parenting techniques are downright cuckoo.
Cuckoo Bird Egg Stealer
Want to have a lush backyard with minimal effort? Get some gardening tips from this tiny species of kangaroo, and a forest will grow in no time!
Any creature that threatens a horned lizard will start to 'see red' and taste it, too. Find out the unusual way this lizard defends itself from predators.
The Horned Lizard's Bloody Defense
Attracting the attention of females with their dancing and natural beatboxing skills, male sage grouses know how to throw one funky party!
There's no doubt that Tasmanian devils live up to their name—even from birth. Once they emerge from mom's pouch, they never stop scrapping whether it's against a sibling, a foe or dear old mom!
These Are Not Mommy's Little Angels
Make a ring-tailed lemur angry and you're in for one foul smelling surprise! Males tell each other who's boss by flinging potent stink bombs of body odor.
Lemur Stink Bombs