Animals Archive
08 December 2014, 03:00 PM ET
X-ray video and high-tech computer simulations of a modern bird making tracks reveal the secrets of dinosaur footprint formation.
08 December 2014, 10:01 AM ET
Measurements of bone movement on x-ray video taken as guineafowl made footprints shows how dinosaurs may have walked 250 million years ago.
05 December 2014, 09:10 PM ET
Pandas romp in a range of environments, not just one type of forest.
05 December 2014, 08:39 PM ET
Pandas are not as picky as once thought.
05 December 2014, 07:00 PM ET
A great horned owl went for an unexpected swim in Lake Michigan this week, after two peregrine falcons forced it into the water, according to Chicago birders who saw the territorial skirmish firsthand.
05 December 2014, 12:09 AM ET
Scientists have discovered that electric eels use shocks to “remote control” their prey, causing involuntary spasms that reveal the target’s location and prevent its escape.
04 December 2014, 05:58 PM ET
The panda, whose behavior is being studied, was caught munching on some bamboo at the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China.
04 December 2014, 04:34 PM ET
Tommy the chimpanzee was denied a writ of habeas corpus and will not be recognized as a legal person by a New York state appeals court.
04 December 2014, 03:07 PM ET
While it may seem like pufferfish hold their breath as they inflate, they can actually breathe as they puff up. But this trick may actually tire pufferfish out and put them at risk of being eaten once they've deflated, a new study finds.
04 December 2014, 08:33 AM ET
A large electric eel captures a fish during its high-voltage discharge. Sound comes from a loudspeaker wired to electrodes in the water, which pick up the eel’s discharge.
03 December 2014, 01:36 PM ET
Its distinctive mating call helps scientists distinguish the creature from already known frogs with which it was often confused.
03 December 2014, 07:07 AM ET
Just as lingerie turns on human males, tiny jackets do the same for male rats, a new study finds.
02 December 2014, 08:30 PM ET
Here's how to engineer a mosquito-free environment, and what to do if these annoying insects do bite.
02 December 2014, 05:06 PM ET
Scientists record signals from a rat’s brain while the animal runs on a treadmill in virtual reality.
01 December 2014, 10:20 PM ET
Corn snakes are nonvenomous snakes found primarily in the southeastern United States. They are popular as pets, and selective breeding has produced many varieties, or morphs.
30 November 2014, 09:47 AM ET
Dung beetle sex involves short breeding periods, intense competition and, of course, poo.
28 November 2014, 06:29 PM ET
Despite living as long as 45 years, porbeagle sharks are at risk of being hunted to extinction.
27 November 2014, 06:07 AM ET
More than 8,000 shark teeth that date back millions of years have been found on Banks Island, in the Canadian Arctic.
26 November 2014, 11:44 PM ET
They're the largest cat species that regularly climbs trees.
26 November 2014, 01:13 PM ET
We know that a wishbone grants wishes, but what does it do for the turkey? From the wishbone to the wings, there is more to the physiology of Thanksgiving's central bird than how it tastes.
26 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Dogs process the emotional and semantic context of words in separate parts of the brain, just like humans, suggesting they understand both words and the emotion behind them.
26 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
A young hammerhead's 10.5-month journey through the Gulf of California reveals that the endangered shark often swam outside of protected areas, according to a new research that suggests key areas where protection could help the species survive.
26 November 2014, 07:07 AM ET
Using a small electronic tracker, researchers were able to reconstruct the migratory path of a young female scalloped hammerhead shark living in the Gulf of California, Mexico.
26 November 2014, 07:04 AM ET
For the first time, the movements of a wild hammerhead shark were tracked for a period of 10.5 months.
25 November 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Vultures' faces and large intestines are covered with bacteria that is toxic to most other creatures, but these birds of prey have evolved a strong gut that helps them not get sick from feasting on rotting flesh, according to a new study.
25 November 2014, 10:46 AM ET
New research reveals that dogs process the emotional and contextual content of commands in a different brain region from the one processing words.
24 November 2014, 11:28 PM ET
A decade ago, we set out to unravel deep ocean crime scenes we weren’t even sure existed. The crime? Endangered Steller sea lions were rapidly disappearing in parts of Alaska.
24 November 2014, 08:36 PM ET
Their fur may be white, but their skin is black.
24 November 2014, 05:07 PM ET
An underwater robot exploring the deep seas captured the first video footage ever of a creepy-looking anglerfish — a creature that looks so menacing it is sometimes called the "black seadevil."
24 November 2014, 05:03 PM ET
An underwater sub captured rare video footage of a deep-sea anglerfish in the waters of Monterey Bay, California.
24 November 2014, 07:26 AM ET
A DNA test has confirmed that a lone gray wolf is roaming Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon, far from its home in the Rockies.
23 November 2014, 11:35 AM ET
From their ability to fly to their strange use of stones to break down food, here are six fun facts about turkeys.