Orangutans were, up till now, known to be mostly arboreal in nature, meaning they spend most of their time on tree tops swinging from branch to branch. But researchers in Borneo have found that the apes spend a lot of time walking on the ground too, changing the way conservation efforts might be planned for the apes in the future.
For passengers of a Vancouver tour boat, Harbour Cruises, it was a sight to remember when last Friday they witnessed a pod of orca whales cruising into the waters underneath the Lions Gate Bridge.
There are nearly 20,000 animal and plant species in the world that are threatened and need all the help they can get to survive on the planet, but according to a new report, only 80 odd ‘celebrity species’ hog the limelight with little funding or conservation efforts for the others equally doomed.
Global Warming and shrinking habitat are already some of the challenges Polar bears are facing in today’s world and now, to make their life tougher, a study has revealed how warmer climates could make these animals more vulnerable to an array of pathogens and infections.
Thai police on Monday arrested a pet shop owner when they found 14 albino lions imported from Africa and hundreds of other protected animals in a warehouse near Bangkok. The other animals include rare capuchin monkeys and meerkats.
>When Lilly the deer’s mother died, in the front yard of a Genesee County couple’s home, the just born fawn would have died too if not for the kindness of the family that raised it like a pet. But five years later, Lilly’s future is again in dilemma as the DNR refuses to allow keeping a wild animal at home.
Even though it is illegal in most countries, shark fin soup can easily cost upwards of $100 per bowl. In some cultures the fin is said to have many health benefits like boosting sexual potency, enhancing skin quality, increasing one’s qi or energy, preventing heart disease, and lowering cholesterol. For this reason the number of sharks who are killed for their fins around the world is staggering.
Flying a four month old to her new home on the banks of the South Luangwa River in Zambia, was one of the best things one passenger aircraft did in a long time. That is because the very special passenger was Douglina, an orphaned baby hippopotamus!