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Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain view | @GrrlScientist

Illustration: Klaus-Peter Koepfli & John Pollinger et al./Current Biology 2015<p><b>Figure 4. Principal Component Analyses of the Morphometric Data for African and Eurasian Golden Jackals.</b> (<b>A</b>) Plot of principal component 2 (PC2) against PC1 based on 45 linear measurements of teeth and skulls of 140 …

Zoology

America Taking Action To Save This Animal Teetering Toward Extinction

If you're like most Americans, you've probably never heard of pangolins. Yet around the world, they are facing an unprecedented crisis. These …

Here's More Proof Earth Is in Its 6th Mass Extinction

Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.<p>Over the last century, …

This Is How Many Animals Were Killed in Zimbabwe in the Last 20 Years

The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of pilloried dentist Walter Palmer has sparked worldwide outrage, with virtual mobs tanking Palmer’s Yelp …

Extinction

Lead by Professor Alan Cooper, a researcher at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, the paper presents evidence that sudden warm climactic …

Extinction

This heartbreaking map shows where the most endangered animals in the world are

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and several recent studies suggest humans will be the cause.<p>Keeping that in mind, the folks at Signature African Safaris put together a map uisng data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to show where in the …

More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.<p>When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big cats have been in big trouble for years.<p>They've watched the African lion …

One of the greatest extinction mysteries in history is still unsolved

But not all extinctions are so clearly defined. As Beth Shapiro explains in her recent book, "How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction," <b>scientists</b> <b>still don't agree on exactly how mammoths went extinct just thousands of years ago.</b><p>Humans are getting closer to the point that we might …

Acidic Oceans Implicated in Earth's Worst Mass Extinction

<b>Washington:</b> It is one of science's enduring mysteries: what caused the worst mass extinction in Earth's history. And, no, it is not the one that …

Paradise losing: Many Hawaii species are on the road to extinction

Each year I await with dread the federal government's catalog of endangered and threatened species in the Hawaiian Islands, where I was raised and where I live.<p>On its 2015 list, the Fish and Wildlife Service included the 'ea, or hawksbill turtle, as well as the green turtle, Ridley sea turtle, …

Scientists just discovered this African parrot is actually a new species

The Cape Parrot, a largish bird native to the forests of South Africa, has long been considered, along with the brown-necked parrot and the grey-headed parrot, to be a subspecies of <i>Poicephalus robustus</i>. But a genetic analysis suggests that the Cape Parrot is its own distinct species, one that …

Wolves Saved Humans From Extinction

"The Dog Master: A Novel of The First Dog" by W. Bruce Cameron (2015; Forge Books; $20.79)<p>The author of the celebrated "A Dog's Journey" and "A Dog's …

See Cecil the Lion and Other Animals Light Up the Empire State Building

Cecil the lion from Zimbabwe is seen on the Empire State Building, in the 'Projecting Change on the Empire State Buildin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kena …

Here's Why Walter Palmer Keeps Saying He 'Took' Cecil The Lion

Kill euphemisms can be a hunter's best friend.<p>George Orwell once wrote that political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” The same could be said of the language of the hunter:<p>I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part …

Cecil The Lion Killed In Zimbabwe: Safari Tourist Is The Suspected Killer

Cecil the lion, killed in Zimbabwe on July 6, was one of Africa’s most famous lions for his friendliness with people, his gentle nature, and his …

U.S. Lawmakers Draft 'CECIL Act' to Curb Trophy Hunters

U.S. lawmakers joined the chorus of outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion on Friday, announcing a bill that would stop people from importing …

Endangered Species

Lion hunter dentist could face the law

Dentist Walter Palmer is wanted in Zimbabwe where he killed Cecil the lion and officials are working to extradite him. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Dentistry

Cecil Is One of Hundreds of Lions Killed Recently in Zimbabwe

Cecil the lion's killing sparks an evaluation of the country’s hunting and conservation programs.<p>Cecil the Lion's killing made him a household name, but he was at least the 23rd lion that scientists from Oxford University have been tracking in Zimbabwe recently only to see its life cut short by …

A disturbing and misguided sense of supremacy killed Cecil the lion

The brutal death of a beautiful animal fills most people with sadness and disgust. It is an undeniably human response to be repelled by violence and cruelty, but there is something especially disturbing about the killing of Cecil, a dark-maned Zimbabwean lion, that has generated worldwide grief and …

Wildlife Expert Jeff Corwin on Cecil the Lion: 'We Need to Learn From This Tragedy'

Wildlife biologist and TV personality Jeff Corwin said "every single African lion matters" and that the killing of beloved lion Cecil shows the desperate situation facing many of the continent’s most well-known species.<p>Cecil’s death at the hands of Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer in what …

Wildlife

Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say

Walter Palmer, the wealthy big-game hunter who killed a famous lion, could be headed back to Africa — if the Zimbabwe government has its way.<p>On Friday, officials in Zimbabwe said they intended to press ahead with a request to extradite Palmer for killing a lion known as Cecil just outside a …

Zimbabwe to U.S.: Extradite dentist over killing of Cecil the lion

<b>(CNN) —</b> As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat.<p>Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the United States will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's …

Wildlife

Cecil the Lion: Hunter's Guide Theo Bronkhorst Says He's Done Nothing Wrong

The guide accused of helping an American hunter kill Cecil the lion told NBC News on Tuesday that he felt he did nothing wrong.<p>Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allegedly paid Theo Bronkhorst $50,000 to lure the lion out of a wildlife reserve so he could shoot it with a bow.<p>The animal was a tourist …

Wildlife