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.
According to the theory of Charles Darwin, it is the species who adapts best that will survive. With news that a god percentage of mammals could survive longer in enclosure, has mankind affected the balance of the environment positively?
Aggression is fairly common among primates, but a lethal attack among Bornean female orangutans was documented for the first time in a recent study.
Exceptionally well-preserved fossils of three 10-armed squid ancestors were recently found in Germany. The specimens reveal how these creatures were able to swim through Jurassic seas so effectively.
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.
A male's sperm has one job -- to fertilize a female's eggs. So why is sperm from rodents so much longer than that of larger mammals, such as primates, tigers and even whales? Researchers may now have the answer.
Animals with four-chambered stomachs that process plants are known as ruminants. Some of them, like cows, produce quite a bit of methane as they process the food. Kangaroos have been thought to produce much less. A recent study from University of Zurich says kangaroos are more gassy than we thought, but has learnings for cows on the planet.