"Slow as a sloth," they say, but behind the slow-motion pace of these funny animals could be a precise anti-predator strategy.
It looks more like this; a tender one & nbsp; that a creature & quot; diabolic & quot ;. Yet this Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) enjoys a reputation that is nothing short of left. Fault of his voice: a series of screams ...
They have three hearts and blue blood, they disguise themselves as algae or coconuts and are incredibly shrewd (even if Aristotle believed them stupid). 10 curiosities that maybe you still miss on octopuses.
What they love, what they hate, how many they are, what they are for ...
The most spectacular shots of animals in a competition dedicated to wild and unspoiled nature.
The extraordinary images of an Indonesian macaque who has photographed himself and other photos of macaques engaged in their daily activities.
Perch & eacute; crash into windows? Do they really stick to your hair? And where is the Bat-cave? Curiosities & agrave; little notes about some of the more creatures; loved by biologists and flight engineers.
They sleep standing up, imitate our voice, cripple the songs and up to 200 years old: unusual curiosity about whales, sperm whales and belugas, mysterious giants with "human" traits. Look also at the most beautiful whale photos
The chromatic changes to make oneself beautiful, the eyes "aliens & quot; and independent, the unpredictable life cycles. Curiosities & agrave; to tell friends about a reptile - photogenic - that never ceases to amaze.
The great dinosaurs are not the only extinct giants of the past. The prehistoric earth saw the giant ancestors of modern animals and monstrous creatures that left no heirs parading past. BBC Earth has selected the 10 most impressive: we present them again.
If you think of an intelligent animal, which one comes to mind? Set aside dolphins, elephants and primates for a moment: here are the pi & ugrave; unsuspected & quot; bucks & quot; of the animal world. And the tests they have passed.
Who already is fortunate to have one as a roommate can; testify, but now science also says: life with a cat offers unexpected advantages (and a lot of happiness). Read also: The test to understand what your cat says + 11 scientific reasons to live with a cat
In a series of photographic comparisons, here is how some dog breeds have changed in 100 years due to (or due to) man. And don't miss the new Focus Extra issue dedicated to dogs, cats and other pets.
Comparing dogs and cats: who is more skilled? More sensitive? More useful? Most popular? Here's what science says, based on the most recent studies and research.
In our relationship with Fido we are animated by the best feelings: but some gestures that seem more than acceptable to us, make our favorite quadruped uncomfortable. A small list of attitudes to be avoided. Can you recognize the language of dogs? A test to find out
The discovery occurred during an expedition to the Census of Marine Life project. The new species could be a link between vertebrates and non-vertebrates.
Campbell's cercopithecus (Cercopithecus campbelli campbelli) adds suffixes to its vocalizations to communicate various dangers
It would be one of the most complex "proto-syntax" ever discovered in a non-human being. From the study new clues on the origin of our language.
Among the many hairy actors who stole the show from the movie stars, we chose 12. Six unforgettable dogs and six cats: from Rin Tin Tin at Italian Shonik, from Cat at "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at Sfigatto at "Present me yours?". And don't miss out on the new Focus Extra dedicated to dogs, cats and other pets.
Underwater photos, the winning shots of the Underwater Photography Contest of the University of Miami
Underwater photos of fish and other marine animals awarded in the 039; Underwater Photography Contest of the 039; University of Miami ' s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
All crazy for the lemurs, the curious primates with witty eyes and the ring tail
The most absurd records, the most curious primates, the craziest competitions gathered by the Guinness Book of Records in recent years.
The genital glands of the similar grillaster (Platycleis affinis) have a weight equal to 14% of its total tonnage.
Wrinkled and camouflaged, poisonous and very colorful. Camouflages, legends, photos and curiosities about the funniest frogs in circulation
They spy on the moves of the adversary, they chase him to catch him or take away the loot, they face each other in tests of strength: here they are immortalized by the objective of the photographers.
Rubbing special knurled wings produces a high-pitched sound similar to that of a violin.
He has almost "human" eyes, self-healing tentacles, innate acting skills and a skin capable of changing color to escape predators. The incredible adaptability of cephalopods.
They climb trees, make sand, sing love songs and draw unexpected weapons: the & nbsp; amazing talents of these aquatic creatures.
From the seals that slap the weasel chasing the sparrows, the most irreverent shots awarded in the competition organized by the Mammal Society.
The protagonists of the competition reserved for European photographers are the environment threatened by human intervention and its inhabitants.
The fetus found in the belly of a female caught in the Gulf of California is affected by a rare genetic anomaly.
From the frog Pinocchio to the little gecko, passing through the dwarf wallaby and the giant rat. Directly from Papua New Guinea the first photos of rare and unknown species.
"Exhumed" the prehistoric hunters of the Clovis population and the fall of a meteorite on Earth: the mammoths would have started to disappear a thousand years before, between 14800 and 13700 years ago.
They make themselves beautiful, they fight with the scales, they try their hand at surfing and they are always ready to make groups. Don't miss the funniest photos of penguins.
The invention of the eye: how evolution has intervened in the process of development of the fundamental organ of sight
To move, hunt, escape enemies or find a partner. The most curious methods developed in the animal world to elaborate a visual information.
No more cobwebs. Jumping spiders prefer to steal food from ants: less fatigue and fresher food.
It has a single large potentially working eye located right in the middle of the forehead. Like the cyclops of myth. In his case, the strange anomaly probably derives from a mutation or malfunction of a gene that regulates eye formation. The impressive images of the shark fetus found in the belly of a female caught in Mexico. To learn more, read the news of the discovery
With a sophisticated laser equipment the Belgian engineer realizes ultra-detailed shots of the insects buzzing in his garden.
Particular colored pigments give it this expression
Naser-like weevils, spiked grasshoppers, horned cockroaches, macistine ants and mantis disguised as a leaf.
Wild nature, the best photos of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 competition
Unspoiled nature and wild animals for the annual competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London and the BBC Wildlife Magazine.
What do a large brown bear and this microscopic invertebrate have in common?
If a specimen is disturbed, in short the whole flock surrounds the enemy croaking.
Wild nature, the 5 most beautiful photos of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010
Award-winning shots from the prestigious photo competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London and the BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Kryptolebias marmoratus survives drought by burrowing into mangroves and breathing through the skin. And when it comes to reproducing, it does everything by itself.
The most astute evolutionary devices developed by the fauna that inhabits the most inhospitable places in the world: this is how desert animals do to survive sultriness, thirst, hunger and predators.
The queens of the seas are in danger: the most impressive photos of whales, of their massacre and of those who defend them
In the year 039 for the defense of biodiversity all the most spectacular photos of cetaceans and protests in their defense.
White, black, solitary, wild cats. The most beautiful photos of cats selected by Focus. And a thousand curiosities about domestic cats.
Guests of a kennel, they are looking for a new master who can adopt them as a couple.
In the tropical Brazilian forest some specimens of small colorful frogs have been found. And there may still be new ones.
Birds that fight, steal food and try delicate balancing games: if you think that ornithology is a science for a few enthusiasts, take a look at these shots that tell the infinite variety & agrave; of life in the air.
There are so many clichés about our cat friends. For example, they are said to be picky and spiteful animals. Or that it is useless to talk to them. True or false?
Are you sure you really know everything to make your cat grow better? Here are the tips of the experts drawn from the new Focus Cani & Gatti Guide.
Perch & eacute; are cows considered sacred in India? What do politicians think? & Egrave; true that in a while & rsquo; we may not see them anymore; On the road?
A Canadian research team has used a drone for the first time to monitor the herds of orcas. Here's what they discovered.
They put on horses, donkeys, mules and sometimes even oxen, but what is their function?
Thanks to the fMRI identified the area that responds to stimuli indicating reward.
They are cute, photogenic, lazy, smiling and ... very, very quick-tempered. Face to face with the "dark" side of some adorable representatives of the animal kingdom, of which you would never have said anything bad. The most sensational "historical lies" on animals
No other animal & egrave; equally well versed in the subject "man": here are some behaviors in which Fido and his bipedal friends resemble each other beyond all expectations.
In the small animal world it does not rhyme with harmless. Many of the more fearsome land creatures are small, and often attack unseen. Here are 8 small meetings that you might prefer not to do.
To get some eggs he ventured on the cliff in the middle of a bird colony. A risky behavior dictated by the progressive decrease in ice.
The secrets of the cheetah and greyhound race, the two fastest animals on the planet.
The Ptychochromis Mangarahara is likely to disappear if it does not soon generate an offspring: but in institutional aquariums there are only three males in old age.
Zoological gardens, bioparks, zoos ... the names are different, the substance the same: places to keep animals that - in nature - would have other lifestyles. Do they still make sense? The word is yours
Perch & eacute; the photo that you may have seen circulating on social media & egrave; too romantic to be true.
His first sighting dates back to 1873. Then & egrave; disappeared for 144 years. Until a few days ago, when & egrave; been fished off the coast of Australia.
Abayed, the shepherd dog paralyzed by a shot in the back, thanks to a trolley on two wheels, he started walking again and chasing the sheep in the Jordanian pastures.
Two insects preserved in a drop of resin: an ant and its parasite, a mite, which appears to have behaviors similar to its descendants.
& Egrave; among the animals more beautiful of the Mediterranean. But also among the most rare and in danger. Observe it & egrave; very difficult, but just as beautiful. Here is the monk seal in all its glory.
The reputation of carrion eaters precedes them. But when they have the opportunity & amp; agrave; hyenas (fam. Hyaenidae) certainly do not disdain a fresh meal. The one in the photo, for example, had to ...
Discovering the most curious legs of nature, from geki to elephants, from flies to sloths.
Fish, crustaceans, seahorses, octopus and invertebrates: the most curious, funny and colorful marine animals
L ' Aethina tumida, a beetle that feeds on everything there is; which it finds in the beehive, is putting at risk the national and European bee-keeping heritage. How to stop it?
They can continue to feed the & quot; small & quot; even for 9 years, supporting them when fruit is scarce. & Egrave; the pi & ugrave; long weaning observed in mammals.
Behind apparently more bizarre feline behaviors important evolutionary legacies resist: the legacy of a life spent hunting, hiding and controlling the territory. Do you know what your cat says? Test yourself with a test
To fight the enemies of the salad, an old remedy: garlic.
The fantastic bestiary: guess the animal, including muccardi and anatricci, corvilli and rospoleonti. Tip: the less you know about biology, the better & egrave ;.
A new collar under study in Switzerland will monitor the heartbeat of sheep warning farmers if animals are under stress.
L ' Italian & nbsp; Bruno D ' Amicis si & egrave; awarded the prestigious recognition of naturalistic photography for his service on the fennec or "desert sprite", one of the most important animals; shy of the Sahara.
If for many it is a problem, when it comes to approaching someone, for others it is a heavy blessing. As in the case of the tobacco sphinx.
Thousands of walruses have been spotted on the beaches of western Alaska: abnormal behavior caused by the melting of ice and putting the entire species at risk. & Nbsp;
The evolution has lightened the birds that live in the busy areas to allow faster take-offs and landings and to avoid clashes with the cars.