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WebEcoist | Archived Articles on Animals & Habitats

Habitats can be anything and animals are notoriously anywhere – even in our clean-swept streets and well-kept suburban lawns. These articles explore the more amazing, strange, rare, exotic and endangered species of the world as well as the places they live, from far-flung forests to right down the road.

Strange, Bizarre, Unusual and Weird Animals

Strange Animals: Bizarre, Unusual and Weird Animals including the walking fish, giant salamander, star nosed mole and hagfish.

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7 Symbiotic Wonders of the Seven Seas

Symbiotic and mutualistic, never parasitic, here are seven of the most radical underwater symbiotic relationships from the shallowest to the deepest waters of our world.

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Animal Locomotion: Weird Modes of Movement

Strange, unusual, weird, bizarre ways that animals move and odd facts about animal locomotion including flight, rolling, walking on water, bipedalism, and more.

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Radical Rodents: Facts & Stats on Rats

Rats are amazing creatures with amazing skills, abilities, intelligence, memory and traits. Learn rat stories, trivia, and unusual facts about these rodents.

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Most Extreme Points & Places on Earth

This article describes the hottest, wettest, driest, highest, lowest, tallest, coldest and other most extreme locations and places on earth.

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5 Nocturnal Animals You Didn't Know About

Sure everyone knows that bats, but have you ever wondered what other animals are creatures of the night?

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View the World Through 7 Animals' Eyes

How different animals see color and animal vision including rod diversity, color blindness and perspective in dogs, cats, horses, snakes, insects and more.

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(Catur)day Comes Early: 7 Craziest Celebrity Cats

From toilet trained and seeing-eye to station master and ceiling cats here are some of the strangest celebrity felines to make front pages and prime time around the world.

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WebEcoist 121: 6 Months of Awesome

t seems like yesterday that WebEcoist was launched with a mandate to cover "even more of your favorite travel, art, architecture and oddities, but with a twist:

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Art of Animal Abuse, Cruelty & Torture

Let's take a brief look at this hopefully transient trend and think about what art really is. Is it culture, or is it barbarianism?

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Great Goats: Climbing, Fainting and More

Tree climbing, fainting and mountain goats as well as some odds and ends thrown in for entertainment - who knew this one type of animal could be so cool?

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5 Highest (Accessible) Places on Earth

Extreme altitude, highest places in the world, highest cities and villages on the planet, and most remote high altitude geographic locations on earth.

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Handi-Capable Pets & Amazing Animal Heroism

There are some truly amazing animals who have overcome disabilities to help fellow animals as well as their owners - saving and rescuing against all odds.

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7 Architectural Wonders of the Natural World

You thought man-made wonders were impressive? Here are seven of the most awe-inspiring animal architects and architectonic structures of the animal kingdom

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10 Amazing Remote Public & Private Islands

The most remote islands on earth, islands in lakes, the smallest islands, islands in cities and other amazing islands.

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