Animals Archive
09 June 2015, 10:00 AM ET
The 1.2 million photos taken by remote cameras in Serengeti National Park may be cute, but they're also valuable for science. Researchers hope to use the photos to answer questions on how animals interact with their ecosystems, according to a new study.
09 June 2015, 03:02 AM ET
Chipmunks are rodents that are a type of squirrel. They are identified by their stubby legs, bushy tails and the white, black and brown stripes that run down their backs.
08 June 2015, 07:18 PM ET
From loggerheads to scallops, seismic blasting on America's East Coast could cause devastating damage to wildlife, and coastal economies.
08 June 2015, 07:41 AM ET
Only five northern white rhinoceroses are left on Earth. Can reproductive technology save a subspecies driven to near extinction?
08 June 2015, 07:38 AM ET
Just five northern white rhinoceroses remain in the wild. And chances of them breeding, without human intervention, to bring numbers back up are slim.
06 June 2015, 10:45 AM ET
In an opener worthy of "Jurassic Park," a top-secret vehicle carries a Tyrannosaurus rex to a nondescript building sheltered behind a barbed wire fence, where four people anxiously await T. rex's arrival.
06 June 2015, 01:25 AM ET
Sea star wasting disease is just one more harbinger of weakened oceans.
06 June 2015, 12:40 AM ET
Without elephants, hippos and rhinos, the world will not be the same.
05 June 2015, 03:26 PM ET
A rare striped rabbit, seen only a handful of times, has peeked out of its tropical forest home, and a graduate student got the chance of a lifetime, holding and photographing the little guy.
05 June 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Triceratops is known for its distinguished trio of horns, but the dinosaur's teeth are just as distinctive, a new study finds.
05 June 2015, 09:26 AM ET
Tyrannosaurus rex got first-rate autopsy service from a team of experts that literally dove into the belly of the beast to determine its likely cause of death.
05 June 2015, 09:26 AM ET
Tyrannosaurus rex may be long gone from this Earth, but that won't stop special-effects gurus and enthusiastic paleontologists from dissecting one. Live Science talked to one such paleontologist, Matthew Mossbrucker.
05 June 2015, 07:37 AM ET
A stroll on the beach turned strange for two co-workers this week when they stumbled upon a giant (and newly deceased) deep-sea creature that had made its way ashore.
05 June 2015, 07:27 AM ET
They lurk in the deep sea but on occasion these long, slender fish come ashore, possibly because they are injured.
04 June 2015, 03:25 PM ET
The bristly, sex-crazed antechinus has two previously unknown species in its family, a new study finds.
04 June 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A research team from Queensland University of Technology captured the antechinus in its natural Australian habitat. Threatened species listing is pending by the state.
04 June 2015, 01:40 PM ET
About 70 million years ago, a bizarre-looking relative of Triceratops with a crownlike frill, tall nose horn and tiny eye horns tread over the ancient landscape of southeastern Alberta, a new study finds.
04 June 2015, 01:25 PM ET
Two chubby marsupial species that would literally die for sex (albeit 14-hour sessions) have been discovered Down Under, researchers now report.
04 June 2015, 11:47 AM ET
When Gregory Erickson and Brandon Krick cut open 66 million-year-old Triceratops fossil teeth they found five different well-preserved tissue types.
04 June 2015, 10:01 AM ET
One woman recently became the heroine of her own modern-day fairy tale after she was bitten by a dragon and lived to tell the tale.
04 June 2015, 08:29 AM ET
Each smaller than a thumbnail, seven new species of frog have been discovered in the cloud forests of Brazil. Some have warty coverings while others are smooth with spots.
04 June 2015, 08:25 AM ET
Seven new species of miniature frogs, each fitting onto the tip of a thumb, have come out of hiding in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. The teeny-tiny frogs live on isolated mountaintops in cloud forests. Here are photos of the colorful cuties.
03 June 2015, 02:50 PM ET
You may not want to hand them an apron and spatula just yet, but chimpanzees have many of the smarts to cook food, researchers found in a series of experiments with sweet potatoes and carrots.
03 June 2015, 02:27 PM ET
Researchers Felix Warneken and Alexandra Rosati have discovered that chimpanzees have the cognitive skills needed to cook food, suggesting that cooking probably came soon after control of fire in human evolution.
03 June 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Researchers unearthed several giant vertebrae from a giant shark that trolled the seas about 100 million years ago.
03 June 2015, 12:15 AM ET
Chameleons are lizards that are known as one of the few animals that can change skin color.
02 June 2015, 11:00 AM ET
A bird with spotted, ribbonlike tail feathers once flew around the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, a new study finds.
02 June 2015, 11:00 AM ET
About 115 million years ago, a teenage bird with spotted, ribbonlike tail feathers flew around the trees of the supercontinent Gondwana, until it perished and fossilized in what is now northeastern Brazil, a new study finds.
02 June 2015, 02:33 AM ET
Bird migration is at its peak — catch a glimpse as they pass through, a sign of the health of our planet.
01 June 2015, 12:09 PM ET
To the surprise of scientists, giant endangered fish with sawlike snouts in Florida are experiencing virgin births, reproducing without sex. This is the first solid evidence of such asexual reproduction in the wild for any animal with a backbone, scientis
01 June 2015, 11:25 AM ET
Researchers have found, for the first time time ever, 'normally sexually reproducing vertebrate' are having ‘virgin births.'
30 May 2015, 08:04 AM ET
Many forest critters glow — here are a few tricks to finding bioluminescent insects in your own neck of the woods.