A chance observation led researchers to add the Australian Magpie to the short list of birds that dunk their food in water before eating.
Individuals in packs of African wild dogs appear to sneeze to make their wishes known regarding when to get up and hunt.
The finding was the result of years of searching for the elusive creature
Katrina led to a marine-mammal boom, and Harvey, Irma and Jose might do the same
When cattle graze the desert's natural landscape, birds face changes in food availability—and some species are unable to adapt. Jason Goldman reports.
Even though we do not hunt pumas for food, the big cats have reason to fear us
New DNA-based research suggests dogs were domesticated in a single event, in contrast with a previous hypothesis
Logging, agriculture, mining and fires recently have eliminated a larger chunk of vast expanses of forests or naturally treeless ecosystems than you might think
Brown bears paw the ground to leave one another smelly messages
The answer may surprise you
Memories for birds might be stored in only one of two hemispheres, which could bring advantages
Climate change and overfishing have made the penguins’ feeding grounds a mirage—which has led to a drop in penguin population. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Guppies exposed to predators tend to aggregate into smaller, more tightly knit groups, which may allow them to coordinate their predator avoidance strategies. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The critically endangered birds have done well in captive breeding, meaning they may be ready once more for wild living, and the repertoire of calls associated with it. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The cichlid, a small fish, has one of the most incredible visual systems known—which allows it to adapt to differently colored environments. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Some predators are attracted to the food in bird feeders, and end up targeting nestlings, too. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Untapped human abilities and new technologies could identify criminals and fight crime
Some marine mammals can compare time periods and sense milliseconds of difference
If a weak piglet positions itself next to a strong sibling while feeding, it may get some extra nutrition from inadvertently stimulated mammary glands.
In areas where the white-nose syndrome fungus has been around for awhile, little brown bats seem to have found a way to limit the disease damage.