The results could indicate populations of more typical prey in southern Mexico are shrinking.
Setting guidelines for human coexistence with carnivores usually falls to local community leaders. An expert explains why the federal government should step in.
Brain samples of a thylacine that died in 1880 in Berlin were kept safe by researchers for decades. Now, they have finally been analysed.
Reintroducing wolves can restore important ecological processes, but it can have unintended effects when smaller predators like coyotes are driven closer to people, a team of ecologists found.
Researchers are analyzing the fossil cranium of a Smilodon fatalis that lived more than 13,000 years ago to learn more about the lifestyle of this iconic big cat.
These members of the mollusk family may be slow, small and slimy, but they are an indispensable part of the ecosystem.
Developing countries suffer the most in the conflict between large carnivores and humans. We need better financial incentives for these communities to make sure these iconic predators are protected.
New research studies the factors that determine whether large carnivore reintroductions will be a success.
The findings suggest we weren’t the first advanced carnivore among the hominins, as has been previously assumed.
As omnivores, humans can choose to not consume any animal products. But what happens when we feed a vegan diet to our carnivore companions?
Polar bears and wolves may get the glory, but small predators like weasels, foxes and their cousins play outsized ecological roles. And many of these species are declining fast.
We hear a lot about how humans eating meat is bad for the planet. But if every animal only ate plants, Earth would look dramatically different.
The fossilised seal traces date back about 75,000 years.
A species that is an “apex” predator in one environment won’t necessarily remain so in another.
The first sabre-toothed cat-like predator was not much larger than a bobcat, but it had long teeth and a strong jaw to cut through thick skin.
African wild dogs are used to evading hyenas and lions. Genetic research suggests they are using the same strengths to get around human development as well.
One in 200 jaguars are likely to be affected by dams, versus one in five tigers.
A farming community in north-west Spain may hold the answer to coexistence with wild carnivores.
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.
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.