Thrust into the spotlight during his short life, Knut the polar bear's celebrity has outlived his dramatic drowning in 2011—as has the medical mystery surrounding his demise.
They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins—the continent's only species of the flightless bird—are at risk of extinction.
In the first quantitative study on status behaviour in a stable group of domestic dogs, Dutch researchers have identified and categorised dog behaviours most consistently associated with dominance and submission.
Animal keepers say the National Zoo's remaining newborn panda cub is healthy and was active and nursing through the night after the cub's smaller twin died.
The smaller of the two giant panda cubs born at the US's Smithsonian National Zoo over the weekend died Wednesday, zoo officials said.
In early August, biologist Peter Ward returned from the South Pacific with news that he encountered an old friend, one he hadn't seen in over three decades. The University of Washington professor had seen what he considers ...
A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.
Fractions strike fear in the hearts of many grade schoolers – but a new study reveals that they don't pose a problem for monkeys.
If there is a certain pool of choices and we can exclude A and B, we can easily deduce that C must be the appropriate choice. The ability of animals to be able to solve this has been the focus of many studies in recent comparative ...
Among our greatest achievements as humans, some might say, is our cumulative technological culture—the tool-using acumen that is passed from one generation to the next. As the implements we use on a daily basis are modified ...