Animals Archive
10 April 2014, 02:23 PM ET
Watch the fly's body roll as it executes a hard banked turn after seeing a looming shadow (off camera). The video has been slowed down 300 times. The maneuver is also depicted in an animated sequence.
10 April 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Catching a fly isn't easy, as anyone who has ever tried to swat a fly knows. The reason? The insects maneuver like fighter jets, a new study shows.
10 April 2014, 12:31 PM ET
Researchers have discovered an ancient harvestman fossil in eastern France.
10 April 2014, 12:28 PM ET
A 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil, ancestor of modern day arachnids, is more closely relates to the scorpion than spiders. Scientists discovered unusual features: it has 2 sets of eyes on the center and lateral sides of the body.
10 April 2014, 02:12 AM ET
Pet poop is a million-ton problem, but what's the solution?
09 April 2014, 08:14 PM ET
Fossilized bee pupae found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles suggest the region experienced a very moist period during the Ice Age, a new study says.
09 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
An ancient Australian relative of the recently extinct Tasmanian tiger could hunt prey larger than itself, unlike its more modern, unlucky relative, new research finds. The discovery comes from a rare full fossil skeleton of the ancient marsupial.
09 April 2014, 03:08 PM ET
A new crayfish, Gramastacus lacus, discovered in southeast Australia's coastal lakes is one of the world's smallest examples of the species.
09 April 2014, 03:11 AM ET
The reason why pandas are going extinct is nothing to do with their cycles. It is because so much of their natural environment has been destroyed.
08 April 2014, 03:24 AM ET
Soring is torture, and it has no place in horse training.
07 April 2014, 02:26 PM ET
An extinct marine predator entombed in a seafloor "Pompeii" for 520 million years had a sophisticated heart and blood vessel system similar to those of its distant modern relatives, arthropods such as spiders, lobsters and millipedes.
04 April 2014, 09:08 PM ET
While humans aren't good at reading guilt in animals, it doesn't mean dogs don't feel it.
04 April 2014, 02:33 PM ET
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., runs a clinic that rescues sick, injured and orphaned seals, sea lions and other marine mammals.
04 April 2014, 12:09 PM ET
A new hospital for sick or injured Hawaiian monk seals is nearing completion, and will open to its doors to seagoing patients this summer.
04 April 2014, 01:30 AM ET
Wolf packs, like people, organize themselves for maximum success, only the goal in the case of wolf hunting packs is to kill for survival.
03 April 2014, 02:43 PM ET
Scientists put a Siamese crocodile through a CT scanner at an Ohio hospital to get a detailed picture of the endangered animal's insides.
03 April 2014, 12:33 PM ET
Recent whale deaths are further support for declaring certain waters off-limits to naval sonar exercises.
03 April 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Hummingbirds diversified quickly over the past 22 million years, and continues to diversify today.
03 April 2014, 11:56 AM ET
Actress Anne Curtis was stung by a deadly box jellyfish while shooting a TV show in the Philippines Wednesday night (April 2).
03 April 2014, 10:36 AM ET
A group of researchers from Ohio University put a Siamese crocodile measuring 8.5 feet (2.5 meters) through a computed tomography (CT) scanner at the OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in late March 2014.
03 April 2014, 01:13 AM ET
Zebra stripes turn out to have a surprising function.
02 April 2014, 05:22 PM ET
A three dimensional reconstruction of a dinosaur trackway found in Texas shows prints put down by a sauropod, followed by a theropod dinosaur.
02 April 2014, 05:06 PM ET
The overlapping footprints of a long-necked sauropod dinosaur and a meat-eating theropod have been reconstructed in full, 70 years after a portion of the trackway was lost.
02 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Blindfolding a shark or plugging its nose isn't enough to deter it from going after prey. When this mammal gets hungry, it will use all the senses it has available to hunt down something to eat, a new study reveals.
02 April 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Mexican blind cavefish don't need eyes to navigate through dark waters – they use mouth suction to detect objects, according to a new study.
02 April 2014, 01:32 PM ET
Researchers videotaped sharks hunting prey. The first three clips show sharks with senses intact. In the others, the researchers blocked various senses to see how or if the sharks would compensate.
02 April 2014, 01:32 PM ET
A three dimensional reconstruction of a pair of dinosaur tracks from the Paluxy River in Texas. A long-necked sauropod passed through, followed by (or perhaps chased by) a meat-eating theropod.
02 April 2014, 09:09 AM ET
The biggest pterosaur had a wingspan stretching about 33 feet (10 meters), longer than that of a small airplane. The hefty beasts, however, remained aloft above stomping dinosaurs due to three anatomical secrets, scientists say.
02 April 2014, 12:29 AM ET
Shelter pet numbers are falling, but are still nearly 3 million too high.
01 April 2014, 12:29 PM ET
Bats don't just use supersonic sounds to navigate — they also send out the high-pitched squeaks to warn other bats to "back off."
01 April 2014, 12:07 PM ET
Eating a calorie-restricted diet may help rhesus monkeys live longer and stay healthier, a new study suggests.