Watch debris from the sea bottom fly, as octopuses hurl sand and other projectiles at their neighbors in an Australian bay.
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Friendly associations between gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild can persist for decades, and may originate around food sharing and defense against predators.
The longest-living animals can survive for centuries and millennia, even pausing the aging process altogether. Here are the longest-living animals in the world.
An elderly female lion at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas has sprouted a mane. This phenomenon has only been seen a handful of times.
The 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photography Award finalists show wildlife's greatest goofballs, from skeptical owls to barfing fish.
A giant mosasaur species called Thalassotitan atrox had teeth like a killer whale and ruled the oceans around Morocco towards the end of the Cretaceous period.
Long-tailed macaques in Indonesia use stones to masturbate, according to a new study that furthers researchers' understanding of the monkey "sex toy" hypothesis.
Almost all sea turtle hatchlings are emerging from their eggs as females on some Florida beaches. What's going on?
Scientists have identified a woodlouse relative — a 10-inch-long, creamy yellow critter called Bathynomus yucatanensis from deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a behind-the-scenes look at 'Prehistoric Planet,' see how the creators went to extraordinary lengths to make the dinosaur series feel like an authentic nature documentary.
Triops, commonly called tadpole shrimp or dinosaur shrimp, belong to an ancient group of freshwater crustaceans and live in temporary pools.
Asian elephants, like their African cousins, seem to mourn their dead, sometimes carrying their lost infants for days or weeks.
The Cambodian Ministry of Environment has asked people to stop collecting a carnivorous plant that resembles a penis, after footage appeared on social media of people picking the rare plant.
A "mystery monkey" in Borneo appears to be a rare hybrid between two different species competing for habitat, a new study suggests.
Residents of Kommetjie, South Africa were treated to a rare sight this weekend: a giant squid measuring 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) long.
Dingoes are an "intermediary" between wolves and domestic dog breeds, according to a new study that sequenced the genome of a dingo puppy.
Dodos went extinct more than a century ago, and they are an enduring reminder of human-caused extinction.
Spanish police have seized 1,090 taxidermy animals from a warehouse in eastern Spain. Around a third of the specimens belong to species that are endangered or are already extinct.