If you have arachnophobia, you may want to shield your eyes. The long lost Carolina wolf spider, which hasn't been seen for more than half a century, was just found recently in Ohio.
A manatee has drowned after getting stuck in a pool service shaft, the owners of a zoo in Paris said Monday.
It turns out that it's 'wabbit season' at Whole Foods. The grocery chain has begun selling rabbit meat in select stores nationwide, and animal activists are up in arms.
In an unusual event on Sunday, a pair of rattlesnakes performing a "combat dance" blocked a California bike path, unfazed by the onlookers staring at their tangoing behavior.
Many octopus and cuttlefish have the remarkable ability to change the hue of their skin to better reflect their surroundings. Now soldiers may one day be able to pull off the same feat, blending into their environment no matter where they go.
In a sort of paradoxical situation, wildlife officials are taking the unusual step of sterilizing endangered desert tortoises, a species that they are in fact trying to protect.
Birds and bats are introducing a surprising number of trees into new forests, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE shows.
The lesser known Indian pangolin and star tortoise are now new targets for poachers, as India increases its efforts to protect more iconic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos.
Fracking's impact on animals is still largely unknown, which scientists see as a real problem given that business is booming.
Researchers studying the behavioral patterns of ant colonies are suggesting that each nest can actually have its own collective personality that is shaped by the environment.
Many animals, including humans, are traditionally selfish creatures. If some organisms were as self-centered about parenting as they are about other lots in life, there would arguably be much fewer offspring in this world. Now researchers have identified brain mechanisms that help prospective parents have a change of heart and bond with their children.
Woodrats are armed and ready to consume any insidious food, for they possess a handful of genes that protect them against the toxic creosote plant, a main part of its diet, according to a new study.
When you think of the purest white, you likely picture obscure concepts such as truth, innocence, or even angels. If you're an entomologist, however, you could just as likely be thinking of beetles. Researchers have recently determined that two types of beetles have shells that reflect light so well, they appear whiter than the whitest paper.
It turns out that turtles use sound to stick together and care for young, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other organizations.