Lonesome George, the famous Galápagos Island tortoise that was the last of his kind when he died in 2012, is due to get some company.
Can roaches really get stuck in your ear? Will scarab beetles really crawl into your body and eat you alive? We take on seven more bug myths suggested by our readers.
Bigger males may get a lot of attention, but sometimes being smaller and having a different strategy is more successful when it comes to mating.
Young mantis shrimp that depend on transparent bodies to avoid predators, use reflectors in their eyes to make them invisible, according to a new study.
Turns out finding Nemo could take a while—a new study reveals for the first time that baby clownfish travel up to 250 miles in search of a new reef.
No warm and fuzzy here—a possible boom in a highly venomous but irresistibly touchable caterpillar is sending people in the eastern U.S. to the hospital.
“So I was wrong,” scientist says about extinction—but cautions the purple-and-pink mollusk is still perilously close to dying out.
How many spiders do we really eat in a year? Can cockroaches survive nuclear winter? What’s the difference between venomous and poisonous?
Can elephants track scents? How can a jumping spider travel so fast? Read this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions column.
An ancient ant with a mite attached to its head is the oldest such fossil ever found, a new study says.
A mongoose that survived a tussle with four African lions may have been dealing with playful youngsters, a biologist says.
The impressive array of male weaponry—from horns to antlers to claws—evolved from individual species’ combat styles, a new study says.
Talk about lending a helping “fin”—groupers and eels in a coral reef work together to catch prey, a new study says.
Editor’s note: James Kydd is the creator and editor of the blog rangerdiaries.com and a professional safari guide. A type of catlike creature called a genet has been spotted catching a ride on the backs of buffalo and white rhinos, new camera trap pictures reveal. As cameras, social media, and technology advance, more and more wildlife…
Archerfish, which use water jets to take down prey, are much more skilled and sophisticated target shooters than thought, a new study says.