When most people think of giraffes, they picture one of the most docile creatures on the planet. In most cases, this is true, which is what makes capturing a giraffe fight on film so rare. But like most species of the animal kingdom, a fight is sometimes needed to protect precious territory.
For those of us that have never seen a polar bear in real life, there’s an image of a beautiful, majestic but slightly snuggly creature. While the majestic and beautiful portion of that image may be true, polar bears are far from snuggly.
The abuse of circus animals dates all the way back to the beginning of circuses. But not all circus animals are abused and mistreated. One major animal activist group learned this the hard way. Or, at the very least, they’ve learned that there’s a right way and a wrong way to bring animal abusers to justice, if abuse has, in fact, taken place.
As more and more wild animals battle for survival in a man-made world, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that the Madagascar Lemurs have become the most endangered animals on Earth. The main reason for their downfall is destruction of their forest homes.
Mother Nature is much smarter than we tend to give her credit for. No matter what your belief – evolution or creation – wildlife existed before humanity. Therefore, it would stand to reason that humanity relies on wildlife. And now, with nearly 20,000 species of plants and animals on the brink of extinction, it’s impossible […]
Orangutans of Sumatra, it seems have a special way to ensure that they become stronger and more attractive as they become adults. New evolutionary research has revealed that these Orangutans can actually delay their puberty up to ten years to become fit enough to fight of stronger males.
In April 1986 when the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred in Russia, wildlife activist were most concerned about the negative impact of the disaster on the wildlife in the vicinity especially birds. But a new research suggests that such nuclear tragedies do not affect wildlife in the long run and have no affect on their health and sustenance.
An abandoned black bear cub who was rescued from the side of a Manitoba highway nine days ago just can’t seem to get a break. Despite being nursed back to health by a local Rene Dubois, the cub could be euthanized by the Manitoba Conservation Department.
The Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the most endangered mammal species in the world today. Only 200 or so of the two-horned, hairy forest dwelling rhinos exist in the world today – 180 in Indonesia and the rest in Malaysia.
Whether you believe in global warming or not, you’d probably agree that this year’s winter was rather mild compared to previous years. Freakishly warm, really. And while the warm weather has probably been enjoyed by most, according to wildlife specialists, the warm winter won’t settle too well with the Animal Kingdom.
A baby elephant in Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich will be the first in the world to undergo heart surgery after vets in the zoo found that she is suffering from a congenital heart defect. If the animal is not operated upon, the vets say it might die within weeks.