Animals Archive
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.
27 March 2014, 02:05 AM ET
Does conservation demand that a zoo kill healthy lions?
27 March 2014, 01:47 AM ET
I was 12 when I first came across an ocean dandelion. I wish I had known then how strange these animals truly are.
26 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Bamboo isn't the only food pandas crave — the furry giants also have a sweet tooth, a new study finds.
26 March 2014, 03:57 PM ET
Belgium is scheduled to destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory next month, joining the United States, China and several other countries in taking a stand against wildlife trafficking.
26 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A 520-million-year-old sea creature has been unearthed in Greenland. The ancient Cambrian organism used its comblike appendages to rake the seas for tiny shrimplike foods,
26 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A 520-million-year-old sea creature has been unearthed in Greenland. The ancient Cambrian organism used its comblike appendages to rake the seas for tiny shrimplike foods,
26 March 2014, 12:30 PM ET
Willow the goat jumps over a fence in order to access a box that contains food. The box is a cognitive tests the goat has already learned how to use.
26 March 2014, 01:51 AM ET
Sea turtles face extinction as enormous fishing nets drown the animals by the thousands.
26 March 2014, 01:22 AM ET
Airborne surveys find that bald eagles are enjoying tremendous success.
25 March 2014, 06:04 PM ET
The Copenhagen Zoo, which generated controversy by euthanizing a healthy giraffe last month to prevent inbreeding, has now euthanized four healthy lions.
25 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A new video has captured the lightning-fast movement of blowfly wings, which could help scientists develop tiny flying robots.
25 March 2014, 01:43 PM ET
Perhaps unsurprisingly, human-centric portrayals of animals sometimes fail to teach children about the realities of the natural world, even in books peppered with factual information, a new study found.
25 March 2014, 11:01 AM ET
Scientists have discovered ten new snail species in Southeast Asia, but are already going extinct.
25 March 2014, 11:01 AM ET
They look like ephemeral little beings from other planets, but they're actually newly discovered species of snails. And unfortunately, some of them are already going extinct.
25 March 2014, 10:16 AM ET
Mithcell Byrd, Captain Fuzzzo Shermer and Bryan Watts record the breeding success of eagles during a productivity flight by going from nest to nest and counting the young along the Rappahannock River.
25 March 2014, 07:28 AM ET
The last of the woolly mammoths living in the Late Pleistocene in northern Europe may have suffered stillbirths and catastrophic birth defects, as signaled by extra ribs found in mammoth fossils.
25 March 2014, 07:12 AM ET
What at first appeared to be an oddly placed stone turned out to be half of a fossilized sea turtle bone. The other half was found more than 160 years ago. Together, the two halves reveal one of the largest sea turtles ever to have ever lived.
25 March 2014, 06:54 AM ET
The ancient sea turtle may have resembled modern loggerhead turtles (shown here). In this illustration, it is depicted with the outline of a human diver to indicate scale. The turtle lived 70 million to 75 million years ago.