As a new version of bird flu spread through North America this spring, scientists began finding the virus in red foxes, bobcats and other mammals.
In a warming world, bats in Southeast Asia will be especially prone to spreading viruses to other mammals, researchers found.
Cancer is a sad fact of life, as nearly 40 percent of people are diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. But humans aren’t alone in this. Many different species can also develop the disease—some more often than others. By studying these species and their habits and natural defenses (or lack thereof), we can learn new ways to combat the disease.
New research that involves a comprehensive survey of cancer shows that many mammals can indeed get cancer. To gain insight into this, the team looked at records for 110,148 animals from 191 species that died in zoos. The data came from Species360, an international non-profit that collects and unifies this kind of data from zoos across the world, according to Orsolya Vincze, a research fellow at the Centre for Ecological Research in Hungary and one of the paper’s authors.
Using the data gathered by the organization, the research team could “collect information on what the animals died of,” she told Ars.
A new study reveals how some mammals evolved nature’s most impressive chompers (which are not always used for chomping).
Biologists have long held that a fetus needs a living uterus to develop. Maybe not anymore.
The assumption that adding apex predators to wildlife parks in South Africa benefits smaller animals is in need of more testing, scientists say.
The springhare — whose coat glows a patchy pinkish-orange under UV light — joins the platypus and other mammals with this perplexing trait.
Researchers have produced the most comprehensive platypus genome yet, as well as that of another monotreme, an echidna.
Before someone hung it up in your home, some animal had to get it into the canopies where it thrives to this day.
First it was platypuses. Now we may be dealing with glowing Tasmanian devils, echidnas and wombats.
Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.
South America is filled with mammals from North America, but why more didn’t survive the reverse trip has been a natural history mystery.
Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.
Many mammals that have loud calls to deceive other animals seem to have a particular learning style in common.
The extinct South American animal made us believe it was as fierce as a saber-tooth cat, but a new study suggests it was a mere scavenger.
Humans and other species have a gene mutation that lets them digest alcohol. In other species, it’s missing.