Posted February 21, 2019 by Creature Features

These 10 orange animals reflect the tropic tints of summer sunsets, juicy carrots and warm campfires.

Posted February 19, 2019 by Creature Features

The Lower Vertebrates & Invertebrates team at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, UK, has something to shell-abrate after successfully breeding exotic Vampire Crabs for the very first time.

Posted February 13, 2019 by Myra Per-Lee

This can take as little as 15 minutes of your time this weekend, and you'll be helping ornithologists with their estimates of bird populations and migration patterns. It's a fun project!

Posted February 12, 2019 by Creature Features

Well howler 'bout that? These ten animals make sounds so distinctive their calls, growls, chirps and yowls became the names they're now known as.

Posted February 8, 2019 by Ron Callari

"One if by land, two if by sea!" Coined by Longfellow, in his poem about the iconic ride of Paul Revere, the warning referenced how many more British troops could attack by sea versus land. Coincidentally enough, in the natural world it appears that the Loggerhead sea turtles outnumber the Galápagos land tortoises.

Posted January 26, 2019 by Myra Per-Lee

Parrots are smarter and longer-lived than other birds. Scientists recently learned exactly why that is.

Posted January 18, 2019 by Creature Features

Blood-sucking bugs avoid biting bodies painted with contrasting 'zebra' stripes, according to a new study published by The Royal Society.

Posted January 17, 2019 by Laurie Kay Olson

Believe it or not, scientists are using satellite images of penguin poop, or guano, to study changes in penguin populations and climate change. While the images cannot show individual penguins, they can show the large areas of guano left around nesting areas. It is the color of the poop that is of particular importance to scientists because that tells the story of what the penguins have had available to feed on.