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Animal Life news stories
The fact the remains were unearthed in North America shows the distribution of different birds around the globe would have been very different in the past.
This discovery provides strong evidence of early human exploitation of creatures, helping scientists understand the extent of our influence on past primate extinctions.
The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
The well-preserved (and nearly complete) skeleton was unearthed in Yixian County, has been dated to approximately 126 million years ago, and has been identified as eutherian.
Researchers just found four frogs preserved in amber at nearly 100 million years old suggesting frogs have been hanging out in the rainforest much longer than previously shown.
The court tied 4-4 in a case pitting Washington state against the northwestern state’s 21 Native American tribes.
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat are all facing severe threats to their survival, according to new research.
According to a comprehensive new study, many species take turns in their conversations, just like we do.
New research joins the dots between zombie ants, an insect-world arms race and the search for new antibiotics.
Too many meta-analyses of extinctions of giant kangaroos or huge sloths use data that are poor or poorly understood, warn Gilbert J. Price and colleagues.
Male dolphins often form long-lasting alliances with other males, sometimes for decades. Now it seems that they retain individual vocal labels rather than sharing a common call with their cooperative partners.
Fossil footprints for animal appendages in the Ediacaran Period (about 635-541 million years ago) have been discovered in China. This is considered the earliest animal fossil footprint record.
Aboriginal healing practices involve mindfulness and attention to relationships with all living things, as well as seeking the advice and treatments of traditional healers.
Fossil poo shows that dogs with a ferocious bite roamed North America 5 million years ago, crushing the skeletons of their prey in massive, muscular jaws.