Forests around the world will need to shift their ranges to adapt to climate change. But many trees and plants rely on animals to spread their seeds widely, and those partners are declining.
New research finds that ‘leaky mitochondria’ help keep sea otters warm.
There are so few wild ocelots in the US that the cats are becoming inbred, with a bad prognosis for their ultimate survival. But researchers are perfecting ways to get new genes into the population.
A new study suggests lynxes were in Britain as recently as the 18th century.
Data collected from thousands of hippos helped show that while males are only slightly bigger than females, they have much larger tusks.
The electric Pokemon’s real-life muse is charged with degrading the vast meadows of the Tibetan Plateau.
The researchers found tooth shape varied, depending on the types of food a carnivore regularly bites into – in much the same way we choose a kitchen knife depending on what we’re cutting up.
‘Shape shifting’ animals are evolving to deal with heat – by changing the size of their ears, tails, bills and other appendages.
One mammal, the long-tailed planigale, can weigh less than a 10-cent coin. But it’s ferocious, bringing down far larger prey with persistent, savage biting to the head and neck
Tracking species over their lifetimes can reveal their climate adaptation secrets.
These new finds indicate that Diictodon was burrowing and giving some parental care to its young. This was long thought to be unique to mammals.
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren’t the only animals with a nose for disease.
Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They’ve been called a climate change poster species, but they’re more adaptable than many people think.
For every kilometre of road in Europe, you're likely to find one dead hedgehog.
New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals’ to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.
Why were mammals travelling south through newly-formed Panama so much more successful than those heading north?
Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals' brains.
This important discovery demonstrates that cognitive maps are not the exclusive domain of humans and a few other species.
This ancient cat-sized animal lived millions of years ago and had features not found in any of today’s mammals.
The historical record is full of surprises – and it could encourage conservationists to think more creatively.