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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While zoos do serve as an attraction for tourists, there are some zoos and organizations take pride themselves on being able to encourage re-population of endangered species in the wild. The private Kent zoo, in collaboration with the John Aspinall Foundation, is just one of them.
While most reports of critically endangered species continue to break the hearts of wildlife and nature enthusiasts, there is one critically endangered species in Sulawesi making a comeback! Black macaques, otherwise known as the ‘gorilla of Indonesia,’ are reportedly showing signs of recovery after experiencing a decline so devastating that experts thought they would disappear.
When you think about dolphins, you probably imagine highly social animals that enjoy basking in the lime light. For the most part, you’d be right. Sperm whales, on the other hand, tend to be on the opposite end of the socialization spectrum; they’re shy, reserved, and they rarely mingle with other sea creatures.
When it comes to nabbing the bad guy or responding to calls on unruly citizens, officers from the Miami PD know exactly what to do. When it comes to handling calls about unruly primates, well…let’s just say they received some on the job training.
Even with all the science and technology around today, still so little is known about the deep seas and the life forms that reside there. The giant squid, described as “monster of the deep,” the legendary “Kraken” is one of the inhabitants of this dark, mysterious and barely explored area of the ocean.t