Animals Archive
10 June 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Dinosaurs were once thought to be the cold-blooded kings of the Mesozoic era. But new research on their growth rates suggests the prehistoric beasts grew just as fast as mammals, indicating they were warm-blooded creatures.
10 June 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Dreadnoughtus — the immense, long-necked dinosaur recently uncovered in Patagonia — may not be as heavy as scientists once thought, a new study suggests.
10 June 2015, 03:07 AM ET
There are 47 species of deer, including caribou, elk, moose and wapiti.
09 June 2015, 07:13 PM ET
Our closest living relatives may have a drinking habit. Scientists spied intoxicated wild chimps soaking up palm wine with leaves and squeezing it into their mouths. It's the first time scientists have confirmed nonhuman primates habitually drink alcohol.
09 June 2015, 12:53 PM ET
A West African chimp (Pan troglodytes verus) uses a leaf sponge to steal drinks from a palm tree sap container. This species can get intoxicated on the fermented  sap. 
09 June 2015, 12:40 PM ET
What's cuter than a baby deer? A baby deer you can hold in the palm of your hand, of course.
09 June 2015, 10:00 AM ET
Motion-triggered cameras helped to capture more than 320,000 photos of wild animals living in the Serengeti in Tanzania.
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.