Animals Archive
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.
01 April 2014, 11:11 AM ET
Flying snakes called paradise tree snakes can glide so effortlessly by riding on tiny air vortices they create by changing the angle of their bodies, scientists find. The results could lead to flying-snake suits.
01 April 2014, 09:55 AM ET
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of more people than spiders. The eight-legged beasts boast a menacing appearance, and some of them pack a deadly, poisonous bite.
31 March 2014, 05:21 PM ET
In the latest animal-related offense to hit the Sunshine State, a man plead guilty to snatching 316 sea turtle eggs from Juno Beach on the Atlantic coast.
31 March 2014, 04:51 PM ET
The Shelter Pet Project created an campaign focused on the adorable cats and dogs waiting to meet someone at the nations pet shelters.
31 March 2014, 11:34 AM ET
Japan has been ordered to temporarily halt its whaling program in Antarctica, after the UN's International Court of Justice ruled today (March 31) that the practice is not for scientific purposes, as Japan has previously argued.
31 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Six new species of bizarre, blood sucking ant has been identified in Madagascar, and the oddballs don’t conform to the normal rules of ant behavior.
28 March 2014, 05:41 PM ET
Homosexuality is common in nature, including amongst some of humans' closest relatives.
28 March 2014, 04:14 PM ET
The Denver Zoo welcomed two absurdly cute clouded leopards this month. The cubs, which are the first of their species to be born at the zoo, are still awaiting names.
28 March 2014, 12:13 PM ET
In the blue light of the Russian Arctic, scientists captured a rare photo of a polar bear approaching a musk ox carcass Thursday (March 27).
28 March 2014, 10:45 AM ET
In an experimental recreation of "The Crow and the Pitcher" from Aesop's Fables, scientists found that crows actually do have a sophisticated understanding of water displacement.
28 March 2014, 02:21 AM ET
The reptile goes thirsty for up to half a year.
28 March 2014, 01:47 AM ET
Alien species become invasive when their introduction to an ecosystem ends up causing ecological disruption in their new home.
28 March 2014, 01:33 AM ET
Introduced species pose one of the greatest threats to Australia’s fauna and flora, but expensive efforts to control them aren’t working.
27 March 2014, 12:28 PM ET
Following the Russian takeover of Crimea this month, a lot of residents are being asked to switch sides. The combat dolphins that were once part of the Ukrainian Navy have new masters: the Russian Emergencies Ministry.