Biological Species

Found: A Fluffy Monkey Scientists Last Observed in the 1930s

A team on a houseboat found the Vanzolini’s bald-faced saki in a Brazilian forest.<p>The Vanzolini’s bald-faced saki was last observed in the wild by …

Animal Behavior

Crab invasion in northern Israel has restoration efforts to blame

Work being done to rehabilitate the beaches in the Haifa area is one of the reasons for the swift spread of an invasive swimming crab, according to a …

Beaches

'Invasive' American red crayfish spotted daily in Berlin park

Originally from North America, red swamp crayfish that grow up to 15 centimetres long have been creating quite a fuss amongst passersby in the …

Life Sciences

Researchers discover how fish recognise toxic prey

Predator animals have long been known to avoid devouring brightly coloured and patterned prey, and now an international study has revealed more about …

Ecology

Ancient 'Strange-Face' Dolphin Used Its Snout to Vacuum Up Food

A now-extinct dwarf dolphin whose name means "weaponless-snouted strange face" may have once used its toothless mouth to suck up fish and squid, a …

Life Sciences

Do Adult Dogs Still Recognize Their Mothers?

Source: Creative Commons License CC0<p>I was at a gathering of emeritus faculty members at my university, and a small group of us were standing around …

Animal Behavior

Can YOU spot the snake in this photo? Sneaky reptile lurking in back garden leaves viewers baffled

At first glance, this picture appears to show a typical back garden, complete with lawn equipment, fencing and a clothes drying rack.<p>But take a much …

Life Sciences

Help Name This Rare White Baby Koala

The youngster was born in January, but just emerged from her mother’s pouch for the first time.<p>At Queensland’s Australia Zoo, “joey season” is always …

Animal Behavior

Public urged to drown wasps in beer in bizarre conservation project, condemned by wildlife experts

The public has been urged to drown wasps using beer in a bizarre conservation project, which has been condemned by wildlife experts.<p>Ecologists at the University College London (UCL) and the University of Gloucestershire are encouraging drinkers to set alcohol traps in their gardens then post the …

Bees

Leaping Lizards! Live Gecko Found Inside a Man's Ear

Talk about an earache: When a man in China went to the hospital because of severe ear pain, doctors found a live gecko curled up in his ear canal, …

Life Sciences

Toothless, dwarf dolphin, a case study in evolution

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an extinct species of toothless, whiskered and objectively cute mini-dolphin that plied Earth’s oceans some 30 …

Life Sciences

Snake Experts Weigh in on Slithery Taylor Swift Teaser Videos: 'Their Venom is Potent'

Millions of Swifties couldn't take their eyes off of them on Monday (Aug. 21) and then again on Tuesday morning (Aug. 22): a pair of mysterious, …

Taylor Swift

The frogman of India will take you on tour of Maharashtra's amphibian diversity

Hylarana caesari or the Maharashtra Golden-backed Frog named after Dr Caesar Sengupta (below) in 2014. Pic Courtsy/SD Biju<br>Last year, when amphibian …

Life Sciences

Captive lemurs get a genetic health checkup

Careful matchmaking can restore genetic diversity for endangered lemurs in captivity, researchers report.<p>Ring-tailed lemurs born at the Duke Lemur …

Zoology

Do Animals Overeat in the Wild?

<b>Q. Do any animals overeat in the wild?</b><p><b>A.</b> A wild animal’s food consumption is determined as much by the availability of food as it is by appetite. What might appear to be gross overconsumption sometimes turns out to be a useful adaptation for survival.<p>For most species, eating a quarter of one’s body …

Zoology

Why tiger snakes are on a winner

Australian tiger snakes have “hit the jackpot” because prey cannot evolve resistance to their venom.<p>While that may sound foreboding, University of …

University of Queensland

Lonely dogs' brains shrink due to 'bestial boredom', scientist warns

Pet owners may envy their pampered pooches lying around the house snoring and yawning with abandon, but now scientists have warned that bestial …

Animal Behavior

Meet Dylan Winter, the adventurous bloke slowly sailing around Britain

When you’re sailing, you’re mostly at the mercy of the wind, the weather, the climate. If it’s not a good time to set out, you wait. When the winds …

Animal Behavior

The solar eclipse is going to confuse animals — a lot

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY<p>There's going to be a lot of confused animals come Monday.<p>The total solar eclipse will turn daylight into an eerie nighttime when the moon covers the sun as the celestial event moves from Oregon to South Carolina.<p>Chimps could be "baffled" by the solar eclipse.<p>HBO<p>While humans …

Animal Behavior

Orangutan

Description:<p>A dominant male adult with his distinctive cheek pads, males weigh on average is 75 kg, and 1.2–1.4 m long, the Bornean orangutan has a …

For Kids

New way to get ready for white nose

With the threat of a deadly bat fungus looming over Alberta, the province has revved up its bat monitoring program.

Canadian News

Two new species of earthworm discovered in Kerala

Two new primitive species of earthworm were discovered by a team of Indian researchers in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala.The two new …

Life Sciences

Solar eclipse’s impact on animal behaviour to be monitored by U.S. biologists

Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday …

Animal Behavior

Lioness jumps into arms of ‘lion whisperer’ who rescued her as a cub

For most people, a lioness jumping towards them would be a terrifying experience.<p>But Kevin Richardson is not most people.<p>Mother of Barcelona terror …

Animal Behavior

Numbers shrinking for Tasmania's weird but much-loved giant freshwater lobster

Federal government calls for more areas to be placed in reserve to protect the huge crayfish, the world’s largest invertebrate<p>The federal government has called for more areas of north-west Tasmania to be placed in reserve as part of a conservation plan designed to protect the endangered giant …

Life Sciences

What Humpback Whales Can Teach Us About Compassion

Are these orca-fighting, seal-saving good Samaritans really just in it for themselves?

Animal Behavior

Why are orangutans orange? Fab Orangutan Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Orangutans, also called the “gardeners” of the forests, play a vital role in their habitats. As of 2017, orangutans are now classified as critically …

Lifestyle

Dogs: When They Smell Their Pee They Know It's "Me"

<b>What a dog's nose tell a dog's brain</b>I'm always interested in innovative research on dogs. Thus, I was pleased to see a new study by Barnard College …

Animal Behavior

Watching Animals Watch the Eclipse

Before and after the moon crosses the sun, interested people all over the U.S. will be spying on wildlife.<p>On Monday, August 21, Elise Ricard, like …

Animal Behavior

Two-headed sea turtle found on Florida beach | Miami Herald

The two-headed baby sea turtle, unsurprisingly, almost didn’t make it out of the nest.<p>On Tuesday morning, researchers with the University of Central …

Nature