A team of researchers from the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Zurich (UZH) has revealed that herbivorous mammals have larger bellies compared with their carnivorous counterparts.
A new bipedal dinosaur species called Gualicho shinyae has been discovered in Argentina. It features two short front limbs and a big body just like the T. rex.
A recent study of carnivorous animals foiund that those with large brains (relative to their body size) are better at solving problems than smaller-bodied individuals. Of the 140 animals tested, bears were the most successful at retrieving their favorite snacks from inside a secured metal box.
Fossils excavated from the fossil-rich Bighorn Basin in Wyoming shed new light on the different physical and behavioral traits of early carnivorous mammals known as hyaenodontids.
Hippos are primarily herbivores but it turns out that they actually eat meat, too. But carnivorousness puts them at increased risk of contracting the life-threatening soil-borne disease known as anthrax.
Supercontinent Pangaea covered most of the Earth 278 million years ago and was home to animals unlike modern species. Researchers from The Field Museum describe several new amphibian species and a reptile that help paint a clearer picture of how diverse these ancient species really were.
When studying muscle strain during jaw opening in three dinosaur species, researchers found that the Tyrannosaurus rex could extend its jaw 90 degrees –- a skill that came in extremely handy for carnivorous predators.
While cats have evolved without the ability to taste sweetness, they have retained at least seven receptors that register bitter tastes. This may explain why they're such picky eaters.
Much like people living in packed cities, it may be now that animals of prey in Africa have a smaller number of offspring when living in crowded conditions. Turns out, this is affecting lions and other predators.
Humans have been found to stray from the tradition food web hierarchy and hunt or fish at rates with which wildlife populations cannot keep up.
In the past decade, many of the more exciting finds in paleontology have been taking place in the Far East - in areas like the Jehol region of northeast China, which has come to be known as the country's "Jurassic Park."
New research indicates that extreme climate swings - lasting tens of millions of years - were too much for the dinos and kept them out of the tropics, solving one of science's longstanding mysteries.
Giant pandas are known for their voracious appetite for bamboo, but these furry mammals are actually meant to eat meat.
Chronic disease can wreak havoc on a pack of wild animals living together, but new research shows that if carnivores simply cooperate, they can lessen their impact and increase their chances of survival.
Mushrooms look like peaceful things, minding their own business as they soak up valuable nutrients from the soil around them. However, a rare few kinds of mushrooms are secret killers, lacerating, poisoning, or even strangling hidden prey as they innocently stand around. Now researchers have determined that one of these silent assassins gets the job done with nanoscopic "cookie cutters."