Herbivore Body Size Influences Grazing Behavior, Poop Quality
Herbivore Body Size Influences Grazing Behavior, Poop Quality
Researchers disentangle complex connections among vegetation, herbivores, and dung in the South African savanna.
Herbivore Body Size Influences Grazing Behavior, Poop Quality
Herbivore Body Size Influences Grazing Behavior, Poop Quality

Researchers disentangle complex connections among vegetation, herbivores, and dung in the South African savanna.

Researchers disentangle complex connections among vegetation, herbivores, and dung in the South African savanna.

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Infographic: Herbivore Dung Nutrients Vary Across the Savanna
Infographic: Herbivore Dung Nutrients Vary Across the Savanna
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2020
In South Africa, the composition of droppings varies by species’ body sizes, and which animals are found where depends on vegetation density.
Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs
Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs
Emily Makowski | Jan 3, 2020
As dinosaurs got smaller, their metabolism increased, paving the way for bird evolution.
Climate Change Linked to Shrinking Bird Sizes: Study
Climate Change Linked to Shrinking Bird Sizes: Study
Emily Makowski | Dec 5, 2019
The animals have a smaller body mass, shorter legs, and longer wings than they did four decades ago.
Largest and Smallest Animals at Highest Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Largest and Smallest Animals at Highest Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 19, 2017
Researchers recommend greater conservation efforts toward non-mammals and small creatures.
Fish Size, Vision Skills Explained
Fish Size, Vision Skills Explained
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Scientists describe molecular underpinnings of salmon size and of fishes’ ability to navigate murky environments in separate studies.
Marine Life Trending Larger
Marine Life Trending Larger
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2015
Ocean animals have been getting bigger over the millennia, according to an analysis of thousands of genera that have plied Earth’s seas since the Cambrian Period.