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In A First, Chimpanzees Seen Smashing And Eating Tortoises loading...
In A First, Chimpanzees Seen Smashing And Eating Tortoises
This is the first time the apes have been observed preying upon any type of reptile, using a “percussive” technology akin to tool use.
New Dragon Species May Already Be Extinct loading...
New Dragon Species May Already Be Extinct
The lizard may be the first reptile species from mainland Australia to have gone extinct in modern times.
Botswana Lifts Ban On Elephant Hunting loading...
Botswana Lifts Ban On Elephant Hunting
After five years, hunting will now be allowed in Botswana, home to about a third of Africa’s savanna elephants.
Giant Tiger Sharks Eat Backyard Birds, Surprising Study Reveals loading...
Giant Tiger Sharks Eat Backyard Birds, Surprising Study Reveals
This is the first scientific confirmation that the voracious predators regularly eat land-based birds.
Why Horse Racing Is So Dangerous loading...
Why Horse Racing Is So Dangerous
Nearly 500 Thoroughbred racehorses died in the US in 2018. Here’s why.
How these spiders use bubbles to live underwater loading...
How these spiders use bubbles to live underwater
From boosting hunting success to breathing underwater, many animals have evolved uses for bubbles.
This spider accelerates faster than a rocket loading...
This spider accelerates faster than a rocket
Triangle weaver spiders store astonishing amounts of energy in their webs, a skill unique in the animal kingdom, a new study says.
Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it. loading...
Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it.
Volunteers are squaring off against smugglers who traffic thousands of birds a year.
Shipwrecks may help tropical fish adapt to climate change loading...
Shipwrecks may help tropical fish adapt to climate change
As warming waters destroy reef habitats, sunken remains can provide refuge for marine life.
More than 100 neglected lions found in a South African breeding facility loading...
More than 100 neglected lions found in a South African breeding facility
The diseased animals were being raised, surprisingly, by a member of an organisation that espouses responsible lion care.
Half of all amphibian species at risk of extinction loading...
Half of all amphibian species at risk of extinction
A new study finds that more than 1,000 amphibian species poorly known to science are likely facing extinction, adding to the already identified 4,200 species the UN says are in peril.
Photos show how polar animals live in the coldest places on Earth loading...
Photos show how polar animals live in the coldest places on Earth
To thrive, these species rely on the cold. The warmer it gets, the tougher life becomes.

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