The lemur, Javan rhino and Santa Cruz kangaroo rat are all lonely animals, but they matter too, according to a new study. As endemic species, living in habitats restricted to a particular area, they are more important to biodiversity than previously thought.
Some female frogs are making their offspring grow faster in the midst of global warming, new research shows, adjusting the rate depending on the date of reproduction.
The rise of the animals millions of years ago didn't happen sooner due to an oxygen deficiency, according to a new study, letting the air out of one of Earth's nagging mysteries.
It seems that this Halloween, bats are only hanging out with their friends, after a new study showed that these mammals will roost solely with their usual social groups.
A gray wolf was recently spotted at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Thursday, the first wolf sighting in the national park in decades, making conservationists everywhere hopeful that it's a sign the species is recovering.
If you have been through one, you understand that breakups are rough. Apparently, they can be just as bad for birds as they are for humans, where many couples will tragically separate when things get particularly rocky. Interestingly, a new study has found that the female is almost always the one doing the dumping.
A new field study of two rival ant species has shown that ant queens will willingly mate with males from the opposing group in order to quite literally serve as "sperm parasites," stealing potential female births. The result is an unusual bedroom arms race between these ants, where they develop new strategies to trick males or to escape a rival queen's lustful clutches.
Tropical coral, the iconic face of coral life everywhere, fuse together with the help of calcareous algae that grow on the crust of the unusual animals' dead branches. However, not every species of coral colonizes in this manner. A new study on cold-water corals has found that even unrelated species can fuse in a unique process that does not require the help of a third party, making for some beautiful combinations of shape and color.
Salamanders throughout Europe are getting sick from a deadly fungal disease, and it threatens to spread to the United States through the pet trade unless international efforts are taken to stop it in its tracks, scientists reported Thursday in the journal Science.
A remarkably rare and threatened North American songbird appears to have found a new home in an unlikely place: the sprawling "biological deserts" of commercial pine farms. Conservationists had been concerned that the Swainson's warbler would ever boast a stable and unthreatened population. Now, with this new discovery, things are looking positive for the first time in decades.
Grizzly bears are making a comeback in Yellowstone National Park, according to a recent assessment of the threatened beasts. And this recovery has a lot to do with the fact that fewer grizzlies are dying in and around the park. Now officials are even considering lifting protections for the hardy animal.
It's very unlikely that you will hear someone say "that guy is so plump! I bet he's a great swimmer." However, according to researchers from the NOAA, that's exactly what we should be saying for sea turtles.
A new frog species was discovered in New York City from a display of odd chorus calls, reports say.
Raorchestes chalazodes, a rare bush frog found in India, has developed the unique strategy of breeding and laying eggs in bamboo despite their extremely narrow openings, new research describes.