Most predators are stymied by the cicadas' 17-year life spans, but the insects are still vulnerable to being zombified.
Scientists have finally solved a 25-year-old mystery surrounding a neurodegenerative disease killing bald eagles and other lake animals in the U.S.
Every few years, millions of by-the-wind sailor jellyfish wash up on beaches and die. What is causing so many of them to become stranded? The blob could be to blame.
A dead "river monster" from the Amazon was discovered in Florida, leading to concerns that the fish might become an invasive species there.
Primeval sea creatures share genes with humans, suggesting that we're more like ancient animals than previously thought.
A juvenile humpback whale has washed up on a beach in the U.K. after first being spotted dead weeks ago.
Coyotes originated in prairies and deserts, but are now right at home in big cities across North America. How did this naturally shy creature learn to thrive in crowded urban landscapes?
Zookeepers from two zoos in the Czech Republic have set up big screens to allow their chimps to interact with each other via a video call.
A bizarre shark with wing-like side fins soared through an ancient sea 93 million years ago in what is now Mexico.
A dead sperm whale measuring 52 feet (16 meters) long is rotting away on a beach in southern Australia.
Meerkats and penguins living in zoos had different reactions to the return of visitors after COVID-19 restrictions left them alone in empty parks with only zookeepers for company.
Officials are urging people to take down their feeders, where birds are congregating and spreading a bacterial infection.
Octopuses can "see" light with their arms, even when their eyes are in the dark, researchers have found.
Two species of sacoglossan sea slugs have been found to be able to sever their heads from their bodies and regrow a replacement by researchers in Japan.