Large carnivores see bigger declines when prey goes away.
Never get between a predator and its prey — unless you’re a gutsy scientist with a generous life insurance policy. Here is the latest news and findings on creatures that hunt, kill, and make Shark Week the best week.
The bugs make like ensnared prey to catch snakes off-guard before stabbing them with their sharp mouthparts.
The flightless carnivores may have killed prey with well-targeted, hatchet-like jabs, similar to Muhammad Ali.
The monkeys either mistook the squirrels as a predatory bird or they wanted to flaunt their prowess.
A prehistoric leviathan related to modern sperm whales hunted other whales rather than giant squid. The ancient monster takes its name in part from Herman Melville, author of the novel Moby Dick.
Ancient sea monsters were able to chase down prey thanks to a warm body temperature that kept their muscles humming even in cold water.
The colossal squid, with a body longer than a school bus and sharp tentacles, is no monster predator.
Acting as super-predators, humans are forcing rapid changes to body size and reproductive abilities in some species.