Animals Archive
16 July 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A fossil of a primitive Cambrian sea creature with two grasping claws has been unearthed in China.
16 July 2014, 02:41 AM ET
With the increase of cross-species disease it is important to understand how disease, species-interactions and biodiversity interact.
15 July 2014, 09:25 PM ET
Domesticated animals share a fairly consistent set of differences from their wild ancestors such as smaller brains, smaller teeth, shorter curly tails and lighter and blotchy coats. But why?
15 July 2014, 09:05 PM ET
Few creatures in fiction, and even fewer in real life, are capable of surviving being ripped to bits, but for hydras, it is an every day affair.
15 July 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Fluorescence appears to help deep-diving fish create coloration patterns that would normally be unavailable to them in their blue-green environment, new research finds. With fluorescence, fish can create red markings without red light.
15 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Charla Nash spoke with Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle about the brutal attack by a pet chimp and her trip to Washington in support of the pending Captive Primate Safety Act.
15 July 2014, 02:13 PM ET
This summer, Hawaii's endangered wildlife will be on candid camera, as two kinds of drones survey the numbers and whereabouts of animals in their natural habitats.
15 July 2014, 12:12 PM ET
For African elephants in zoos, obesity is likely contributing to infertility. To combat problem, one group of researchers is looking for a better way to measure body fat on the huge animals.
15 July 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Changyuraptor had long feathers on both its forelimbs and its hind limbs, giving it the appearance of having four wings, researchers say.
14 July 2014, 05:32 PM ET
More than 18 dinosaur skeletons illegally taken from Mongolia were formally returned to their homeland during a ceremony in New York last week, U.S. authorities announced.
14 July 2014, 05:18 PM ET
Unhealthy foods like white bread and crackers cause the wing deformity, which inhibits the birds ability to fly, and can result in death. The Humane Society of the United States strongly advises not to feed wildlife.
14 July 2014, 03:00 PM ET
On a ranch in northwestern Sonora, Mexico, archaeologists have discovered 13,400-year-old Clovis points mingled with bones from an extinct elephant relative called the gomphothere.
14 July 2014, 09:51 AM ET
CT Scanning has revealed the grim last moments to two ancient mammoth calves that choked on mud more than 40,000 years ago.
11 July 2014, 08:18 PM ET
CT Scanning and detailed analysis has revealed the grim last moments for two baby mammoths (named Lyuba and Khroma by researchers) about 42,000 years ago.
11 July 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Losing yourself in an acting role might be difficult, but imagine how hard it is if the human you're playing isn't human at all. Karin Konoval, who plays the orangutan Maurice in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" talks about the transformation.
11 July 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A new video features a bunch of black swans catching some waves at a beach on Australia's Gold Coast. The swans appear to be having fun, and they're not alone — plenty of animals have fun, experts say.
10 July 2014, 12:21 PM ET
Chimpanzees don't just get their smarts by aping others — chimps, like humans, inherit a significant amount of their intelligence from their parents, new research reveals.
10 July 2014, 12:03 PM ET
Specialized bone structure makes skinny giraffe legs sturdy enough to support 1 ton of body weight.
10 July 2014, 10:48 AM ET
A new snapshot of U.S. methane emissions in 2004 found 40 percent higher methane levels from livestock than had been estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
09 July 2014, 06:31 PM ET
A group of black swans were spotted catching some waves on Australia’s Gold Coast, apparently for fun.
09 July 2014, 05:43 PM ET
Satellites could be a promising tool for tracking Arctic wildlife on the ground, a new study suggests.
09 July 2014, 05:25 PM ET
A Northern anchovy school was the largest group of anchovies ever seen offshore of La Jolla in the last 30 years.
09 July 2014, 03:44 PM ET
A massive school of anchovies swarmed offshore of La Jolla, San Diego, on July 8, 2014. Scientists with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography swam with the silvery fish and collected samples for study. FULL STORY:
09 July 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Gorillas can turn on and off their musky, pungent smell depending on the social situation — in essence, communicating by scent.
09 July 2014, 01:19 PM ET
Seahorses don't neigh, but they do click when feeding or courting and growl when under threat, new research finds.
09 July 2014, 01:14 PM ET
Audio from long-snout seahorses have been recorded by researchers. Clicking sounds were recorded during courtship. Growling sounds were induced grabbing the seahorse and holding it in place under water.
09 July 2014, 12:48 PM ET
A new study blames the "long tail" for mass extinction of the amazing sea creatures called ammonites.
09 July 2014, 12:44 PM ET
Eighteen baby mountain gorillas were named during Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
09 July 2014, 12:30 PM ET
During the 2014 Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, 18 baby gorillas got their names.
09 July 2014, 09:27 AM ET
The gait of a 410-million-year-old precursor to spiders has been recreated based on fossilized specimens.
08 July 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Gigantic sea scorpions that lurked in the ocean more than 400 million years ago weren't as scary as they sound, a new study suggests.
08 July 2014, 05:02 PM ET
Researchers have studied X-ray images of a 410-million-year-old arachnid (8 legged invertebrate) to recreate how they moved. FULL STORY: