Big or little, cute or ugly, animals of the world can be our companions or our enemies.
Animals can also do some nifty things, or play important roles in the ecosystem. DW looks at animals from every which angle.
Climate change threatens acceleration of species extinction. The Photo Ark is National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore's multi-year labor of love to capture thousands of species, portrait-style, before they vanish.
The global trade in ornamental fish is multi-million dollar industry. But popular movies like "Finding Nemo" can help fuel the demand for colorful home aquariums. Kids in Germany have been waiting in anticipation for "Finding Dory," which features a forgetful tang fish. But conservationists and animal welfare activists have mixed feelings about it.