Animal News: Page 2This is page 2 of the animal news archives.
Leaky Skin Protects Cane Toads When Sloughing (June 10, 2017): Researchers have discovered that cane toads have slightly permeable skin that helps them when moulting.
Baby Opposite Bird Preserved in 100 Million Year Old Amber (June 9, 2017): This baby bird was preserved in amber that is around 100 million years old.
Cuban Boas Observed Hunting in Groups (June 1, 2017): Snakes are known as solitary hunters but Cuban boas have been observed hunting bats in groups.
'Faceless Fish' Found During Deep Sea Expedition off Australia (May 31, 2017): Scientists caught a faceless fish during a scientific expedition off Australia. The deep sea fish is thought to be the same species as a fish caught in the 1870s.
New Glass Frog Species Has Transparent Skin on Its Tummy (May 28, 2017): A new species of glassfrog has transparent skin covering its chest and tummy, revealing its organs underneath.
Tree Climbing Goats Help Argan Trees Disperse Seeds (May 27, 2017): Scientists have discovered that tree climbing goats help trees disperse seeds. The goats eat the fruit but spit out the seeds.
New Elfin Mountain Toad Discovered in Southern Vietnam (May 22, 2017): Scientists have discovered a new species of Elfin mountain toad in the elfin forests in southern Vietnam.
Cyclops Baby Goat Born in Village in India (May 20, 2017): This baby goat suffers from cyclopia. It has one large eye in the middle of its forehead.
Dickinsonia Were Flat Bathmat-Sized Soft-Bodied Creatures That Lived 550 Million Years Ago (May 17, 2017): Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have been studying Dickinsonia, one of the oldest fossil animals.
Narwhals Filmed Using Tusks to Stun Fish (May 13, 2017): Narwhals have been filmed using their tusks to immobilize Arctic cod.
Two New Species of African Mole-Rat Discovered (May 8, 2017): Scientists have discovered two new species of African mole-rat. They are found in Tanzania.
Baby Otter Rescued in Arizona (May 5, 2017): This cute baby otter was rescued in Arizona. It had become separated from its mother and was infested with fleas.
Tiny New Species of Tree Climbing Crab Discovered in Hong Kong (May 5, 2017): A new species of tree climbing crab has been discovered in Hong Kong. It is named Haberma tingkok
Ancient Sea Scorpion Slashed Prey With Serrated Tail Spine (April 25, 2017): The ancient sea scorpion grew up to three meters in length and attacked using its serrated tail spine.
Badger Observed Burying an Entire Cow by Itself (April 1, 2017): Biologists from the University of Utah have observed an American badger burying an entire cow by itself.
Turkeys Walk in a Circle Around a Dead Cat (March 3, 2017): A group of about twenty turkeys were spotted walking in a circle around a dead cat.
Amoeba's Carapace Resembles Gandalf's Wizard Hat (February 20, 2017): A new species of microorganism has been named after the wizard Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings. The amoeba's carapace resembles the wizard's hat.
Penguins at Steinhart Aquarium Given Red Hearts for Valentine's Day (February 15, 2017): Penguins at the Steinhart Aquarium were given red Valentine's Hearts. The penguins carried the hearts off to their nests.
Candy-Striped Hermit Crab Discovered in Caribbean (January 27, 2017): The Candy-Striped Hermit Crab is a new hermit crab species that was discovered in the Caribbean by scientists.
Researchers Capture Footage of the Ruby Seadragon in the Wild for the First Time (January 14, 2017): Researchers have captured footage of the rare Ruby Seadragon in the wild for the very first time.