Category: Wildlife

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10 Million Years old Penguin Fossils Discovered in South Africa

Penguins and Africa are not usually two words that are normally associated with each other, but scientists have for the first time found fresh evidence of the presence of at least four penguin species in South Africa from fossils believed to be 10 million to 12 million years old.

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Conservation Groups Join Hands to Save World’s Largest Gorillas

Eastern lowland gorillas are one of the largest apes in the world and also the rarest. Now in order to save these dying species several conservation organisations have come together to strategically protect and work to save them.

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U.S. Proposal to Ban Cross-Border Polar Bear Trades Denied

Since probably the dawn of time, humans have hunted animals for “useful” parts. Their meat, eaten. Their skins, used for blankets, clothing and even shelter. Their bones, at one time, were used to make useful items like utensils.

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3000 Wild Apes forced to Caged Existence Every Year

Almost 3000 wild apes are hunted, captured or killed each year says a new UN report released on Monday. The report shows yet another cruel face of the growing illegal wildlife trade.

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Scientists Concerned about ‘Monster’ Goldfish Pulled from Lake Tahoe Waters

Scotland has their feared but beloved Loch Ness monster. The Pacific Northwest has Bigfoot. Lake Tahoe now has its own “monster.” If not dealt with, these “monsters” could destroy the lake’s entire ecosystem.

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Scientists Confirm: Salmon Use Magnetism to Find Their Way Home

Scientists have long theorized that salmon use magnetism to find their way home, but there’s never been any evidence to prove this theory true – until now. According to scientists from Oregon State University in Corvallis, their recent study confirms that salmon really are using the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate their way home to spawn each year.

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Komodo Dragon Attacks Two in Indonesia

A day at the office for two staff members of a wildlife park in Indonesia turned dreadful when a Komodo dragon entered the office and attacked them.

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Researchers Discover the Mystery behind the Head-Turning Abilities of Owls

If you’ve ever wondered how an owl can contort its head into some of the most uncomfortable looking positions, you’re not alone; scientists and animal experts have wondered the same thing or years. Recently, they had an opportunity to find answers to this mysterious question through dissection and analysis of several owls that had died from natural causes.

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Iran Launches First Monkey into Space and Paves Way for Human Launches at Their Own Space Center

Only a handful of countries have made rocket launches into space – Iran, the United States, China, the Soviet Union, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and Israel. So far, only three have managed to send humans into space – the Soviet Union, the United States and China.

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New Park Safeguards Future of Western Lowland Gorillas

In 2008 the world was stunned by the news when Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) accidentally discovered a remote swamp forests in northern Republic of Congo contained a stunning population of 125,000 western lowland gorillas. Now, the newly created Ntokou-Pikounda National Park will finally ensure that this haven for the apes remains protected for the future.

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Rare Cats Abound At The Serengeti Park in Germany

Four white lions and four white tigers were photographed climbing over each other in their compound at Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Germany on Wednesday.

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Monkeys Synchronize their Actions just like Humans

How often have you matched your steps with your friend to walk at the same pace? We humans, tend to synchronise our actions with people around us many times like clapping after a concert or cheering for a team to win. Now scientists say that apes and monkeys do the same thing as well making it a common primate trait.