animal behavior

Have a mad question about March hares? Something about squirrels driving you nuts? Want the poop on dung beetles? Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, in which we answer a few of your awesome animal inquiries each week. Let’s jump right in, because the first question is about dolphins. Do Dolphins Send Us...

Meet the Indian purple frog, also known as the pig-nosed frog. Only formally discovered in 2003, the colorful amphibian is an endangered species native to the mountains of India’s Western Ghats. With a chubby, purple body and pointed, piglike snout, it’s unlike any other frog on Earth. Some of the purple frog’s unusual looks are adaptations...

New research shows crocodiles frequently make their way up trees to bask in the sun and keep an eye on their environment. You might think of crocodiles as being at home in the water — but it turns out these toothy reptiles are also quite comfortable scaling trees. A new study  documents the surprisingly common...

Move over, Banff ground squirrel—there’s a new photo crasher in town.  An African bull elephant snuck up behind tourists in an undated photo taken in Wedza, Zimbabwe, in “the photobomb of a lifetime,” according to a statement from Barcroft Media. The five women failed to see the seven-ton animal approach them from behind as they concentrated...