A genus of tree hole breeding frogs was recently rediscovered in tropical forests of India. Researchers say these frogs – which were thought to be extinct – boast some interesting characteristics, such as living high off the ground and eating their own unfertilized eggs.
Most species avoid crowding but prairie voles seem to be the exception to the rule, say Duke University researchers who found that voles become less anxious and stressed when they have to share their personal space.
Previous studies suggest older parents give birth to offspring that, on average, live shorter lives. In a recent study of European shorebirds, researchers believe they have shed some new light on the matter.
Using camera traps, researchers have learned a little more about elusive bush dogs and their distribution across Panama. This could ultimately help conservationists protect these "near-threatened" animals.
Human friendship is not as unique as previously thought, say researchers who tested chimpanzees and found that they are more likely to share with those they trust and consider friends.
Males of a newly discovered species of jumping spiders have been filmed playing peek-a-boo with potential mates. Not all females are receptive to this playful courtship -- females who have mated before will chase off suitors while virgin females hook-up almost immediately.
After delving into the brain of the zebra finch, researchers revealed how the birds are able to learn the courtship songs sung by their fathers. It turns out they have specialized nerve cells that allow them to memorize one note at a time.
Fish chatter with each other in order to stay close to one another and better their chances of safety. While contact calls are generally used for mating purposes or to defend one's territory, this is the first time researchers have observed fish communicating to maintain group cohesion.
A new experiment revealed that capuchin monkeys will punish other monkeys who have been given more food. Yale researchers say this is the first evidence suggesting that the psychology of spite extends deeper into our evolutionary history than previously thought.
Male Brazilian torrent frogs perform interesting dance routines using their toes, feet, hands, legs, arms, vocal sacs, head, and body to attract a mate. Researchers say these diverse visual and audio displays are unlike any others they have observed in frogs.
The noisy claw sounds of snapping shrimp may be a good indication of reef health, researchers say.
Using a special SharkCam, researchers have filmed the underwater predatory behaviors of great white sharks for the first time. It appears they lurk in the darkness before ambushing their prey from below. While this new study offers groundbreaking insight, researchers say there is still much to learn about these mysterious fish.
A mother's diet is largely responsible for keeping animal populations in check, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh
Among the insects known as burying beetles, females are more attracted to smaller males because they are, you know, chill. That is, they're less likely to get into fights when competing for mates. Despite their increased sex appeal, however, smaller males are not necessarily better parents, researchers reveal in a new study.
Along with visual camouflage, Puff adders have evolved a scent camouflage that makes them virtually undetectable to predators. Researchers say these African vipers are the first terrestrial vertebrates known to possess the ability to camouflage their scent.