Latest Royal Veterinary College Stories

Unique Leg Bone Structure Helps Keep Giraffes On Their Feet
2014-07-04 07:49:38

Giraffes are a tall, heavy animals weighing approximately 2,200 pounds with long, thin legs. So what keeps their legs from collapsing under their enormous weight?

2012-05-24 19:20:53

Scientists say that the 360-million-year-old animal that was first to have moved around on land did not do so using four legs.

Researcher Re-Discover Elephant’s Long-Lost Sixth Toe
2011-12-23 13:02:40

According to a study recently published in the science journal Science, elephants have a sixth toe, a previously unknown and underrated digit that is critical in helping the enormous mammals ambulate.

T Rex Bigger Than Previously Thought
2011-10-13 13:21:31

Researchers said on Wednesday that the Tyrannosaurus rex grew faster and weighed more than previously thought.

2011-03-10 11:31:52

A team of researchers are attempting to uncover the precise details of how kangaroos bounce.

2010-03-31 05:22:49

Scientists said on Tuesday that elephants' legs work like a four-wheel drive vehicle, making them unique in the animal kingdom.

2008-07-07 09:40:00

No workable flying machines have ever looked particularly similar to nature's fliers, and today there is little comparison between a top of the range military chopper and the humble bumblebee, despite similar flight patterns.

2008-07-01 12:34:56

Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers who regularly eat processed fatty foods could be putting their child at an increased risk of developing long-lasting health conditions, according to recent research involving animals.

2005-10-25 19:20:00

Scientists have developed a technique which can be used to reveal the strength of bones, allowing doctors to more accurately estimate the risk of bone fracture.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.