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New species of small mammal found

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:17

Scientists have found a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of south-western Africa.

48-million-year-old food webs show modern structure

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 13:43

In the most compelling evidence to date that ancient food webs were organised much like modern food webs, researchers have pieced together a highly detailed picture of feeding relationships among 700 mammal, bird, reptile, fish, insect and plant species from a 48 million year old lake and forest ecosystem.

Sea lion shows surprising rhythmic ability

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 15:50

Ronan, a rescued sea lion, has a unique talent that has shed new light on animal cognition.

Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 16:35

Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events millions of years ago, a new study has found.

Fossil of most evolutionarily successful mammal found in China

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 22:45

A nearly complete skeleton that belongs to the oldest ancestor of "the most evolutionarily successful and long-lived mammal lineage" on Earth has been unearthed in China

‘Olinguito’, the cutest new animal

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 10:11

A team of scientists from the Smithsonian Institute have announced the discovery of a rare of a new mammal species. Named ‘olinguito’, the 2-pound raccoon-sized furry critter is being touted as the cutest finds in recent history.

Oddest couple amphibian and mammal shared 250 mln year old burrow

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 14:34

Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilized burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa.

Rare bearcat found in Assam

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 18:11

A bearcat, a rare species of climbing mammal, was captured in Assam`s Nagaon district and shifted to a rehabilitation centre, officials said Wednesday.

Dolphins mimic whistle to trigger a reunion

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 19:16

Dolphins call out the "name" of a loved one they want to be reunited with, a study has found.

Research foretells bleak future for mammals

Last Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012, 16:29

A higher fequency of extreme conditions such as cyclones and droughts, spurred by climate change, could subject mammals to a greater risk of extinction, a zoological study says.

Scientist record human-like sounds from white whale

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 15:40

In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that a white whale can make voices uncannily close to human speech.

How dolphins can stay awake for 15 days

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 13:08

Dolphins sleep with only one half of their brains at a time - a trait that allows them to stay constantly alert for at least 15 days in a row.