Animals Archive
18 August 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Octopuses and squid possess the amazing ability to blend in with their surroundings, but now, researchers have created a man-made system that mimics this form of camouflage.
18 August 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A bizarre ancient worm finally finds its place in the tree of life. Hallucigenia sparsa is such a strange specimen that its head was originally thought to be its tail, but researchers now know that it was the ancestor of modern velvet worms.
18 August 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the rare Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
18 August 2014, 11:18 AM ET
A dragonfly tumbles after a roadway collision with a University of South Dakota researcher's truck in Door County, Wisconsin. Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
15 August 2014, 10:26 PM ET
The USDA is changing the rules on imported puppies, preventing the exceptionally young and sick from having to endure what can be a deadly journey.
15 August 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Drexel University has conducted a "snake race" and have determined that northern pine snakes move slower on roads than they do on sand and soil, leading to high road kill numbers.
15 August 2014, 02:51 AM ET
Millipedes aren’t particularly well known by the general public, or even by most scientists for that matter.
14 August 2014, 05:40 PM ET
China welcomed the birth of the world's first known surviving panda triplets, a rare event for the endangered, bamboo-loving bears.
14 August 2014, 05:15 PM ET
A Chinese zoo shared photos of a rare trio of giant panda cubs. The pictures show the triplets resting in an incubator while their mother recovers from the birth.
14 August 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The idea of a shark attacking someone in the ocean is scary enough, but this week, a 7-year-old boy was bitten by one of these fearsome fish in a lake.
14 August 2014, 03:03 PM ET
The arapaima is the largest fish in the Amazon River basin. These incredible freshwater fish can measure 10 feet (3 meters) long and weigh more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms).
14 August 2014, 01:50 PM ET
NOAA remote operated vehicles (ROV) observed thriving fish and invertebrate communities around coral colonies. Never before-seen corals and other animal species flourish here, but evidence of the fishing industry's devastation can also be seen.
14 August 2014, 01:28 PM ET
When other predatory fish quit stalking their prey to look for easier targets, lionfish just keep on killing.
14 August 2014, 10:29 AM ET
The European wildcats that live on the Etna volcano are elusive and hard to study, but survey work that relied on heat- and motion-sensing cameras, along with DNA analysis of fresh wildcat scat a healthy wildcat population.
13 August 2014, 07:35 PM ET
Shark Week can be terrifying, but sharks have much more to fear than we do.
13 August 2014, 06:29 PM ET
A healthy population of European wildcats lives in the forest around Mount Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, new research shows.
13 August 2014, 06:07 PM ET
Almost like giggling children, dolphins and whales squeal with delight when they get a fishy treat, a new study finds.
13 August 2014, 06:06 PM ET
A dolphin wearing a “critter-cam” is heard to utter a squeal upon echolocating, then eating, a fish in murky water. Researchers believe dolphins and whales squeal with delight, much like human children, upon successfully performing rewarding tasks.
13 August 2014, 04:05 PM ET
Two new species of jellyfish have been discovered off the coast of Western Australia. One is surprisingly large. The other is tiny. Both are extremely venomous.
13 August 2014, 02:50 PM ET
The world's first known surviving panda triplets were born at the Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park on July 29th, 2014. Its being hailed as a 'miracle', given the animal's famously low reproductive rate.
13 August 2014, 02:09 PM ET
The central North Atlantic is a co-ed baby blue shark nursery, new research finds. Young sharks spend about two years in the region before segregating by sex.
13 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Farmers in China have unearthed the nearly complete skeleton of a juvenile armored dinosaur that may be one of the largest ankylosaurs, suggesting this group of beasts grew big early in their evolutionary history.
13 August 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An ancient flying reptile that had a bizarre, butterfly-like projection on its head has been unearthed in bone beds in Brazil
13 August 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An ancient flying reptile that had a bizarre, butterflylike projection on its head has been unearthed in bone beds in Brazil
13 August 2014, 12:20 PM ET
South Africa will evacuate hundreds of rhinos to reduce the impact of poaching on the population, according to a government minister.
13 August 2014, 12:20 PM ET
Last week, a man in Sweden claimed that his pet, a freshwater male eel named Åle, died after having lived for 155 years in a backyard well. But was Åle really the oldest eel to have ever lived or the star of a fish tale?
13 August 2014, 10:37 AM ET
The Human Society of the United States were alerted to the conditions that the dogs were living in on a property in Blue Mountain, Missouri. One of the dogs, name Sasha, was treated for a broken leg.
13 August 2014, 12:06 AM ET
Measuring 10 feet long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds, it's hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge fish are quickly disappearing from Brazilian waterways.
12 August 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Just in time for World Elephant Day (Aug. 12), New York today banned the sale of ivory in the state.
12 August 2014, 11:20 AM ET
The tough little Antarctic midge has only 99 million base pairs in its genome, making it the owner of the smallest insect genome ever sequenced. The midge lacks repetitive DNA segments once called 'junk DNA,' perhaps because of its extreme lifestyle.
12 August 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Geckos can quickly turn the stickiness of their feet on and off, a new study finds.
12 August 2014, 09:34 AM ET
From tennis shoes to banana bunches, some strange things have been known to wash up on beaches. But one of the strangest has to be the two-headed dolphin whose carcass was recently found on a beach in Turkey, according to Turkish media reports.