Animal Life news stories
What would happen if the hands of time were turned back to an arbitrary point in our evolutionary history and we restarted the clock?
The studies suggest a land bridge connected the West Indies with South America 30 million years ago, allowing the slow-moving animals to reach the islands.
New studies show that humans are not the only intelligent organisms living on Earth, but we are still a long way from fully understanding how smart whales and dolphins really are.
Identifying the movements of extinct species from millions of years ago can provide insights into ancient migration routes, interaction between species, and the movement of continents.
“Storing food and later on retrieving it is an indication that the animals are able to plan into the future,” said Tobias Deschner, primatologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
There are roughly 8 million plant and animal species in the world. One of them — homo sapiens — may soon wipe out a million of the rest. And we’re just getting started.
An ancient graveyard buried at the bottom of an underwater cave in Mexico, has turned up the skull animals and a couple of humans more than 12,000-years-old.
Grass-eating mammals, including armadillos as big as Volkswagens, became more diverse in South America about 6 million years ago because shifts in atmospheric circulation drove changes in climate and vegetation.
Although rock dove and raven remains were the most numerous birds, the remains of golden eagles were also present at 26 sites.
The animal’s body fluids were extracted during an autopsy and tested in the hope of cloning the extinct species.
“It is now possible to try to answer a question no one has asked before: Are there genetic similarities between evolutionary adaption paths in Neanderthals and mammoths?”
Four legs, webbed feet and hooves on its toes: this new fossil discovery from Peru doesn’t sound like a typical whale.