One marine mammal has been documented diving as deep as 9,816 feet — equivalent to the depth of over 30 Statues of Liberty stacked on top of one another.
Lion manes are generally there to impress and intimidate — but not all males have them, and in some circumstances, lionesses are also known to sprout fuzzy facial hair.
The 1992 storm destroyed a python breeding facility, potentially setting hundreds of pythons free. But it's likely the invasive species had gained a foothold in the Everglades long before the hurricane hit.
Bones from the two ancient predatory species were found in the La Brea tar pits in what is now West Hollywood and showed signs of bone disease not normally seen in wild animals.
The huge chunk of ambergris was found lodged inside the sperm whale — and scientists believe it ruptured its intestine, causing its death and subsequent beaching in La Palma.
Spiders in the Uloboridae family wrap their prey in copious amounts of silk and cover them in toxic fluids before starting their feast.
Scientist claims elephants' cancer-preventing genes may have evolved to protect their sperm from the scorching hot habitats they live in.
Mice had previously been seen attacking seabird chicks — but in April researchers found eight dead adults. And this new development is concerning conservationists.
The nine Type D orcas were found on a beach in Chile, with a necropsy of one female showing it was a healthy adult, with no signs of human involvement in its death.
The world's biggest shark species usually filter feeds, passively gathering krill and other plankton while swimming through the water. But new footage shows something entirely different.
"Fifty years from now, will there be Masai giraffes? I don't know. I think it's a 50/50 proposition," Douglas Cavener, who has published a new study on the risks facing the species, told Live Science.
Juvenile great white sharks are near to people in Southern California nearly every day but rarely bite them.
The male octopus was repeatedly filmed violently jolting awake from sleep and engaging in unusual activities, but exactly what prompted this odd behavior is unclear.
By measuring radioactive elements in rocks from Earth and other parts of the solar system, scientists can develop a timeline of our planet's early years.
Fossils from New Zealand reveal the existence of a giant petrel with a wicked sharp beak that lived 3 million years ago.