Animals Archive
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.
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.
21 November 2014, 10:50 PM ET
The cottonmouth snake, also know as water moccasin, is North America's only poisonous water snake.
21 November 2014, 09:22 PM ET
They use those tusks to haul out on the ice!
21 November 2014, 04:09 PM ET
When a raccoon was discovered residing in an attic, Wildlife Services were called in. They installed a heavy gauge screening over a damaged attic vent (raccoon's entrance point) and a one-way exit door for the raccoon to exit from.
21 November 2014, 07:06 AM ET
Like Spider-Man scaling skyscrapers, people may someday climb glass walls with the help of a gecko-inspired invention.
21 November 2014, 01:28 AM ET
To find the base of the Arctic food chain, scientists have to venture far out, and into, sea ice.
21 November 2014, 01:00 AM ET
A warming planet is impacting sea-ice algae, triggering a food-chain domino effect that leads to whales and polar bears.
20 November 2014, 09:50 PM ET
Orcas, or killer whales, are the largest of the dolphin family.
19 November 2014, 09:45 PM ET
Stink bug. As names go it is a PR disaster, each of the words alone hardly endearing, and wholly off-putting together. Which is a shame because stink bugs have a perky charm, a distinctive style and, for an insect, a surprising concern for their offspring
19 November 2014, 08:26 PM ET
The Brazilian wandering spider is one of the most venomous spiders on Earth.
19 November 2014, 07:16 AM ET
A rare skeleton of a nearly 10-foot-tall (3 meters), 150-million-year-old Stegosaurus will be unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London next month.
19 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
For the first time nearly 100 years, the almost-complete skeleton of a dinosaur will go on display at the Natural History Museum, in London. The dinosaur, a stegosaurus (Stegosaurus stenops), will be open to the public Dec. 4.
18 November 2014, 11:46 PM ET
Protected areas across the planet are failing, but it is not too late to reverse that trend.
18 November 2014, 05:54 PM ET
All the latest research points to the fact that the deadly DFTD is a transmissible cancer that originated in a female Tasmanian devil. A single cell in this devil (patient zero) developed into a cancer cell.
18 November 2014, 12:30 PM ET
A mysterious species of glow worm discovered in the Peruvian rainforest may lure prey in with their light.
18 November 2014, 12:30 PM ET
A mysterious species of glow worm has been discovered in the Peruvian rainforest.
18 November 2014, 11:26 AM ET
Koalas are an Australian icon that have a keen sense of smell, eat mainly eucalyptus leaves and have fingerprints like humans!
18 November 2014, 07:06 AM ET
Even though deadly spider bites are regular fodder for scare stories, spider experts say it's actually quite rare for anyone to suffer serious injuries from the world's deadliest spiders.
17 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
The mystery surrounding a gruesome disease that affects starfish on the Pacific coast might finally be put to rest.
16 November 2014, 09:20 AM ET
An ancient mammoth preserved in permafrost could yield the best hoping of cloning the extinct beast yet.
16 November 2014, 09:11 AM ET
An ancient mammoth preserved in permafrost could be the best chance of cloning the extinct beast yet.
14 November 2014, 06:32 PM ET
These solitary spiders like to hide in dark places in the house. Their bite is very venomous.
14 November 2014, 06:53 AM ET
If you're bored with all the vertebrates in your wildlife-cam media diet, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is now streaming mesmerizing live footage of its jellyfish.
13 November 2014, 11:00 PM ET
Moose are the largest members of the deer family. Their antlers get shed every winter, and new ones grow back in spring.
13 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
How long can a fish survive out of water? Long enough, it seems, for a 120-foot (37 meter) tube to vacuum up the fish and shoot it upriver, closer to the salmon's spawning grounds, research shows.
13 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Male chimpanzees who are meaner to females tend to sire more offspring, which could have implications for the roots of gender violence in humans.
12 November 2014, 08:29 PM ET
These ocean-dwelling mammals evolved from ancestors that lived on land!
12 November 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A new species of gecko has been found living among the crumbling remains of an old French fort in northern Madagascar. The gecko, nocturnal by nature, is a master of camouflage and seamlessly blends in with the surrounding rocks and fortress ruins.
12 November 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Chimpanzee culture is not nearly as developed as human culture, and a new study suggests that the reason is not cognitive capability, but motivation to learn.