During the Pliocene period some three million years ago, there lived a bull-sized rodent in what is now South America. A new study suggests these creatures used their 11-inch (30 cm) long incisors for more than just eating, using them like tusks to defend themselves and for digging food.
Only in Canada could a lost beaver create a traffic hazard.
If you've ever thought hamsters live the good life — bottled water at the ready, a steady diet of food pellets, exercise wheel in the bedroom — then La Villa Hamster is for you. This quirky hotel outfits each room with beds of organic hay and giant hamster wheels.
After 113 years in hiding, the red crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) has appeared once again and posed for its first ever photographs.
For 200,000 years, life has flourished deep inside the crater of Mount Bosavi in complete isolation. Now a team of scientists has found it teeming with hairy caterpillars, fanged frogs, and the largest rats ever recorded.