In a series of marine-disease studies, researchers have for the first time linked warming oceans to the rise of lobster shell disease in New England and to the sea star wasting disease plaguing the U.S. West Coast.
Prehistoric claw marks found inside Australia's Tight Entrance cave reveal a bit more about the continent's extinct predator, the marsupial lion. It turns out the animals were agile hunters that reared their young inside the cave.
To rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned elephants that lost their mothers to ivory poachers, Silent Heroes and the African Wildlife Trust has partnered to build the first elephant orphanage in Tanzania and is expected to open in March.
Researchers have for the first time modeled how locusts behave in swarms. Their findings may ultimately help disrupt swarms and curb the environmental devastation of a locust invasion.
Newly discovered fossils suggest human lineages diverged from gorilla ancestors two million years earlier than previously thought. After dating the remains, researchers say they indicate that apes, and therefore humans, originated in Africa, not Eurasia.
Stegodon dinosaurs are thought to be prehistoric cousins of modern elephants. A team of scientists in Pakistan recently unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old tusk belonging to one of these prehistoric animals in a central province of Punjab.
Tonight on "Wild Things" Dominic Monaghan travels to Brazil in search of the giant anteater. Along the way he encounters some horrific creepy crawlies and witnesses small crocodiles called caimans attacking capybara--rodents of unusual size. His adventure doesn't stop there, as he gets a taste of Sao Paolo's nightlife and gets stuck herding cattle in an electrical storm.
Peacocks may soon be termed vermin in Goa, India. State officials proposed reclassifying the majestic birds after concerns were raised about the agricultural damage they cause. Listing them as a "nuisance animal" will make it easier for them to be hunted or culled.
Invasive snowshoe hares were introduced to Maine's Bay of Fundy Islands in 1959 and rapidly became widespread pests that eliminated most trees from the landscape. After several attempts and a bit of determination, the last invasive rabbit was removed in 2007. Since then the islands' natural landscape has returned to normal.
Rare fossils recently found in Idaho represent at least three new small to mid-sized species of theropod, which is the group of carnivorous dinosaurs that includes the Tyrannosaurus rex.
Seven cold-stunned sea turtles were recently rescued from frigid waters off the coast of Florida. Four of the animals are expected to undergo surgery to remove debilitating tumors.
Bum, a cross-eyed cat from California, was abandoned at five months old and brought to the San Diego Humane Society. With only one look at him, Courtney Morman was smitten and decided to rescue the funny-looking feline, who has proven to be nothing less than loveable and fun. Morman recently created an Instagram for her kitten in hopes of encouraging people to adopt pets from shelters, too.
A new study estimates that a staggering four billion people experience water shortage for at least one month out of the year. This is far more than previously thought, researchers say.
A new beetle species from Central America has been found with a never-berfore-seen heart-shapped leg joint. Since only males have been found, researchers have yet to determine what exactly the peculiar joint is used for.