This is the first time that third-party matchmaking has been observed in non-humans.
The egg of a dwarf emu that's been extinct for 200 years was found in a sand dune on King Island, Australia.
Madagascar may be the ancestral home of coelacanths, 'living fossil' fish once thought to have gone extinct.
Wally was blasted by an air horn and hosed down by lifeboat crews in Wales, and has now reappeared off the coast of Cornwall.
This is the first time that a flower has been found to mimic the scent of dead insects, according to a new study.
Eight dead whales found in Norway had high levels of chemicals, including banned PCBs, in their bodies.
A park ranger wandering through a petrified forest in California has unearthed a trove of prehistoric fossils, including a stunningly preserved mastodon skull and the remains of a monster salmon.
A number of now-emerging Brood X cicadas will fall victim to a zombifying fungus called Massospora cicadina.
Genetic research reveals that wild African monkeys of a locally famous colony are the descendants of escapees from a private zoo that shut down in 1956.
Tardigrades, those adorable, chubby water bears, are notoriously hardy — and they can even survive being shot out of a gun, up to a point.
There are hundreds of different breeds of horse, from the slender Thoroughbred racehorses, to the massive shire workhorses, to the itty-bitty miniature horses.
Megalodon was the largest shark and one of the largest fish on record. It went extinct about 2.6 million years ago.