Animals & Pets News

  • Liberia investigating animal link after …
    Liberia investigating animal link after … Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    By Alphonso Toweh and James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia confirmed a third Ebola case on Thursday, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola … More »

  • Seahorse's Amazing Tail Could Inspire …
    Seahorse's Amazing Tail Could Inspire … LiveScience.com - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Slinky snake robots could get a better grip when climbing, thanks to new research on how a seahorse's tail works, according to a new study. "Human engineers tend … More »

  • World must cut pollution to save marine …
    World must cut pollution to save marine … AFP - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world's oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying … More »

  • Thousands evacuated after freight train … Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and a car caught fire in Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people on Thursday, while 10 … More »

  • Nyah! Nyah! How Goldfish Eluded Huge … LiveScience.com - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The goldfish was tossed into the tank of an arapaima, a massive, predatory fish native to South America. Though it sounds far-fetched, the goldfish's survival in … More »

  • How Not to Get Stung by a Portuguese … LiveScience.com - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Like cast members on a distasteful reality show, Portuguese man-of-war "jellyfish" are descending upon the Jersey Shore in increasing numbers. Last week, one of … More »

  • Wild 'Jesus Lizard' Once Walked …
    Wild 'Jesus Lizard' Once Walked … LiveScience.com - Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    About 48 million years ago, a distant relative of the "Jesus lizard," named for its knack for walking on water, darted around the tropical rainforests of ancient … More »

  • I'll bite: ancient saber-toothed …
    I'll bite: ancient saber-toothed … Reuters - Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ferocious saber-toothed cat Smilodon was a star in Hollywood long before it became Tinseltown, with extensive remains of … More »

  • Fishing groups ask court to halt ocean … Associated Press - Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Five fishing groups asked a federal court to stop scientists from blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, arguing their … More »

  • Epic Pluto Flyby Occurs This Month
    Epic Pluto Flyby Occurs This Month SPACE.com - Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A NASA spacecraft is less than two weeks away from a historic flyby of Pluto that will cap a nine-year trek across the solar system. NASA's New Horizons probe will … More »

  • Sometimes, views on science are not …
    Sometimes, views on science are not … AFP - Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The science of climate change divides the United States along political lines, but ideology matters little when it comes to views on space exploration, animal … More »

  • Crocodile 'nanny' brings reptile …
    Crocodile 'nanny' brings reptile … AFP - Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The hungry baby crocodiles wriggle in Jose Antonio Villeda's hand. One by one, he squeezes open their jaws and uses a plastic tube to prod pieces of fish down their … More »

  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born … Associated Press - Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an … More »

  • Meet Hades, the Centipede from Hell
    Meet Hades, the Centipede from Hell LiveScience.com - Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Named for the mythological god of the underworld, Geophilus hadesi is a newly discovered species of centipede that inhabits the deep caves of the Velebit Mountains … More »

  • Toxic Fish Poisons More People Than … LiveScience.com - Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    An illness called ciguatera poisoning, which is caused by eating certain fish, is more common in Florida than previously believed, a new study finds. Each year, 56 … More »

  • Camel Spider's Fierce Jaw Is Focus …
    Camel Spider's Fierce Jaw Is Focus … LiveScience.com - Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The camel spiders star in a new publication designed to help researchers better study the Solifugae order. Of course, the camel spider's huge jaws, or chelicerae, … More »

  • Spiky little sea 'monster' thrived …
    Spiky little sea 'monster' thrived … Reuters - Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Scientists on Monday announced the discovery in Yunnan Province of beautifully preserved fossils of one of the stranger animals ever to call Earth home. The … More »

  • Armored Spiky Worm Had 30 Legs, Will …
    Armored Spiky Worm Had 30 Legs, Will … LiveScience.com - Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A spiky, wormlike creature with 30 legs — 18 clawed rear legs and 12 featherlike front legs that likely helped it filter food from the water — once lived in the … More »

  • Mice of Mars: Rodents Pave Way to Red …
    Mice of Mars: Rodents Pave Way to Red … SPACE.com - Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Such experiments began as far back as the late 1940s in initial tests to see if living things could withstand the extreme g-force of a rocket launch. Mice continue … More »

  • Brazil to open Latin America's first …
    Brazil to open Latin America's first … AFP - Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Brazil will soon open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary, and its three initial residents will be retired circus animals in need of a safe haven, a report … More »

  • Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later …
    Python Eats Porcupine, Regrets It Later … LiveScience.com - Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    One of these giant snakes — which kill prey by suffocating it and then consuming it whole — recently dined on a porcupine and didn't live to brag about it. On June … More »

  • First lions to return to Rwanda after …
    First lions to return to Rwanda after … AFP - Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was wiped out following the … More »

  • Beehive Yourselves: A million honeybees …
    Beehive Yourselves: A million honeybees … IB Times - Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The big buzz in a small town in New York is all about the one million honey bees hanging out beneath the siding of a local house. "Save the bees, save the world," … More »

  • New Dinosaur Discovered ‘Hidden’ in …
    New Dinosaur Discovered ‘Hidden’ in … Yahoo News - Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    A 200 million year-old dinosaur has been discovered hidden among fossils in a South African university storeroom. The bones were then stored at Wits University in … More »

  • Survival of the Feces: Why Some Caterpillars …
    Survival of the Feces: Why Some Caterpillars … LiveScience.com - Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Curling up to look like a pile of poop might not sound appealing, but it's a useful strategy that some species of caterpillars use to hide from hungry birds, a new … More »

  • Ancient, Shell-Less Turtle Sported Whiplike …
    Ancient, Shell-Less Turtle Sported Whiplike … LiveScience.com - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Researchers found the first fossils of the 240-million-year-old creature in 2006, during an excavation of Vellberg Lake, an ancient lakebed in southeastern Germany, … More »

  • Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer …
    Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer … AFP - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Some coral species are better at adapting to climate change than others, and they may be able to pass their hardy DNA onto the next generation, said a study … More »

  • 'Yeti' Crab Grows Its Own Food, …
    'Yeti' Crab Grows Its Own Food, … LiveScience.com - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A yeti, of course! Or, in this case, a yeti crab — a marine creature that lives near the thermal vents in the ocean floor where hot water gushes into the sea. K. … More »

  • 'Endangered' Cougar Has Likely …
    'Endangered' Cougar Has Likely … LiveScience.com - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning to remove the eastern cougar from the endangered species list after determining the subspecies has likely been … More »

  • Watch out for aggressive, big bird, … Reuters - Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Police in central England have warned locals to beware of a large, aggressive bird which has gone on the run saying it posed a "very real threat to the public". … More »