Little penguins work together to hunt schools of fish to increase their chances of locating prey. However, once a capture is made, it's every penguin for himself.
Dogs are often seen as "messy drinkers," but there is a method behind their sloppy ways. It turns out, they slurp up water using high-speed, precisely timed movements.
Red deer living across Europe prefer to graze on grasses and short shrubs, but when food sources are covered by feet of snow and ice, their stomachs shrink and their bodies take in nutrients more efficiently than in more plentiful summers.
Well-preserved mosasaur fossils represent a new smallish marine reptile that used binocular vision to hunt at night.
Birds that take turns feeding their young prove to be more successful parents, researchers discovered in a recent study of long-tailed tits.
A fossil species of baleen whales sheds new light on the transition from ancient toothed whales to modern baleen whales.
Bison adjust their diet seasonally based on reduced availability of the grasses they perfer but are less nutritious during the spring and fall.
Using fossil teeth, researchers from Stony Brook University have found an ancient nectar-drinking bat was probably omnivorous.
Plants with flowers pointing towards the sky may be more likely to attract moth pollinators, compared to shy sideways-facing flowers. This suggests that flower direction plays a larger role in pollination than scent.
While male bumblebees may be perceived as lazy, researchers recently confirmed the insects can forage just as successfully as their female counterparts.
When cockroaches need to chew through tough materials they turn on muscled mandible boosters that supply them with super-charged chewing powers.
Kelp Gull attacks have taken their toll on southern right whales over the last four decades – in particular, their calves – which the gulls routinely gouge in the back to feed off their skin and blubber. Now researchers are wondering if the wounds the birds cause are contributing to the increasing mortality rate of these majestic whales.
Smaller hatchlings who have to compete with larger siblings for food grow up become obese adults birds, say researchers who tested starling hatchlings to determine whether competition for food after birth had a long-lasting effect.
Some Asian elephants blast air through their trunks like leaf blowers in order to acquire inaccessible food, suggesting the animals have greater situational awareness and are better problem solvers than thought.