Animals Archive
17 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
The mystery surrounding a gruesome disease that affects starfish on the Pacific coast might finally be put to rest.
16 November 2014, 09:20 AM ET
An ancient mammoth preserved in permafrost could yield the best hoping of cloning the extinct beast yet.
16 November 2014, 09:11 AM ET
An ancient mammoth preserved in permafrost could be the best chance of cloning the extinct beast yet.
14 November 2014, 06:32 PM ET
These solitary spiders like to hide in dark places in the house. Their bite is very venomous.
14 November 2014, 06:53 AM ET
If you're bored with all the vertebrates in your wildlife-cam media diet, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is now streaming mesmerizing live footage of its jellyfish.
13 November 2014, 11:00 PM ET
Moose are the largest members of the deer family. Their antlers get shed every winter, and new ones grow back in spring.
13 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
How long can a fish survive out of water? Long enough, it seems, for a 120-foot (37 meter) tube to vacuum up the fish and shoot it upriver, closer to the salmon's spawning grounds, research shows.
13 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Male chimpanzees who are meaner to females tend to sire more offspring, which could have implications for the roots of gender violence in humans.
12 November 2014, 08:29 PM ET
These ocean-dwelling mammals evolved from ancestors that lived on land!
12 November 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A new species of gecko has been found living among the crumbling remains of an old French fort in northern Madagascar. The gecko, nocturnal by nature, is a master of camouflage and seamlessly blends in with the surrounding rocks and fortress ruins.
12 November 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Chimpanzee culture is not nearly as developed as human culture, and a new study suggests that the reason is not cognitive capability, but motivation to learn.
12 November 2014, 07:15 AM ET
The female mud snake found May 28 in Georgia had cloudy eyes and patches of white, thickened scales. A strange, dark-gray material covered the inside of her mouth, and the skin on the front of her face had peeled away, leaving behind an angry red mess.
12 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
A mysterious fungus is sickening snakes in the American East and Midwest. The illness, called snake fungal disease, causes a variety of symptoms, including scabs and crusty scales, cloudy eyes and swollen faces.
11 November 2014, 10:17 PM ET
Huntsman spiders are long-legged predators that hunt down their prey. One species of huntsman spider has a leg span of 12 inches — or as big as a dinner plate.
10 November 2014, 10:03 PM ET
Every few months, almost like clockwork, a media hype about these arachnids surfaces in the press. But we rarely find a balanced story about deadly spiders. Just how toxic are they, really?
10 November 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A new study has revealed the genetic changes that led cats to become domesticated, and many are related to reward seeking and fear conditioning.
09 November 2014, 06:15 PM ET
Despite their recognition as an endangered species and the supposed protection that brings, pangolin are now the most trafficked wild mammal species in the world.
08 November 2014, 06:10 AM ET
The bizarre, convoluted nasal passages of tanklike armored dinosaurs may have helped the animals cool the blood headed to their tiny brains, preventing overheating.
07 November 2014, 03:49 PM ET
The fossilized remains of a mare and her tiny, unborn foal tell researchers that reproduction in ancient horses wasn't too different from that of modern horses, new research finds.
07 November 2014, 09:49 AM ET
Flaming sex involves make-up, elaborate group dances and seasonal monogamy.
07 November 2014, 07:40 AM ET
The young woolly mammoth's brain is the only such practically intact specimen known, revealing even the folds and vessels to scientists. The well-preserved remains of the ice age beast were discovered in the Siberian permafrost.
07 November 2014, 07:37 AM ET
Take a look at images of a 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth with a preserved brain discovered in the Siberian permafrost.
06 November 2014, 11:21 PM ET
Sanctuaries are the final stop for many of the most exotic abandoned animals.
06 November 2014, 11:05 PM ET
Every abandoned tiger needs a home, but not all sanctuaries are created the same.
06 November 2014, 05:40 PM ET
Over 400 million years of evolution have contributed to making insects the most diverse group of animals in the world, a new study finds.
06 November 2014, 05:37 PM ET
With over 400 million years of evolution under their belts, it's no wonder that insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth.
06 November 2014, 02:48 PM ET
Just like Navy engineers who jam the sonar of enemy ships, bats can jam the signals of other bats to ward off competition for food, a new study finds.
06 November 2014, 02:47 PM ET
Mexican free-tailed bats use echolocation to hunt, but they also emit jamming signals to fend off competitors. Mexican free-tailed bats use echolocation to hunt, but they also emit jamming signals to fend off competitors.
06 November 2014, 01:57 PM ET
An orphaned sea otter pup, just a week old and underweight, was rescued from a beach in California last month. Now, the camera-friendly creature is starting over in the Midwest, with 24-hour care at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
06 November 2014, 12:59 PM ET
Because bees are big business in the U.S., collecting and sharing data about the insect is important to address the decline in bee populations.
06 November 2014, 12:55 PM ET
Hidden away under frozen ground for nearly 10,000 years, one extremely well-preserved creature is finally ready to give up its secrets.
06 November 2014, 12:45 PM ET
The preserved remains of a Steppe bison (Bison priscus) — an ancient relative of modern bison — was found in eastern Siberia. Scientists have now performed a necropsy of the 9,000-year-old bison mummy.