When leaving their nests in the morning, wasps look back on their nests to take in distinct land markings to ensure they can find their way home after flying about all day searching for food.
Advanced tagging technology has captured never-before-seen data on how deep beluga whales will dive for food. Researchers say their foraging patterns are largely based on the abundance of Arctic cod and sea-floor topography.
Researchers have identified why so many sperm whales washed up on beaches in the North Sea. It turns out they were hunting for squid in shallow waters.
A new study involving the ways ravens behave when they think they are being spied on suggests these famously intelligent birds posses the human-like ability of abstract thought.
When darkness falls, bats emerge from their cave dwellings to forage, relying on the echos of their own calls to locate prey. A new study suggests bats avoid noise overlap in large groups by increasing the volume, duration and repetition rate of their own unique signals.
North Atlantic right whales were given some more elbow room in critical foraging and breeding habitats off the coast of New England, Florida and South California. These new designations were made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in hopes of further aiding the whales' recovery.
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.
Storks and other European birds have been cutting their annual migrations to Africa short by stopping to feed at nearby landfills. Researchers say consuming "junk food" is unhealthy, and when the birds alter their travel plans they disrupt ecosystems both at home and at their winter destinations.
Secretary birds are able to kill their prey with one swift kick, exerting a force five times their own body weight. This is particularly advantageous for these lanky-legged birds that hunt venomous snakes -- because a missed kill could have deadly consequences.
In the face of a challenge, practice makes perfect for grey squirrels. Researchers from the University of Exeter found that squirrels were able to quickly learn which lever to either push or pull to release food from a closed box when they remained persistent.
In a 2014 survey of Morocco's island of Mogador, raptors called Eleonora's falcons were observed engaging in a what researchers called a new behaviour that ensures their offspring receive the freshest of meats: imprisoning smaller live birds before killing and feeding them to their young several days later.
Following the arrival of gentoo penguins along the West Antarctic Peninsula, native Adelie penguins have experienced population declines. However, researchers are unsure whether increased food competition among the two species or climate change is ultimately to blame.
New Caledonian crows were caught on camera for the first time making innovative hook foraging tools in the wild.
While bonobos are often regarded as a less sophisticated species than their close chimpanzee relatives, researchers have documented for the first time that the animals are actually able to create stone tools and weapons like chimpanzees and early humans did.