Kaitlyn Levasseur

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Raju The Elephant Cries After Being Rescued Following 50 Years Of Abuse, Chains

For 50 years, Raju the elephant was abused, held shackled in spiked chains and forced to live off scraps from passing tourists. All that changed when he was rescued last weekend by wildlife conservationists who said the animal cried when he was finally set free.<p>Wildlife SOS, a group established in …

Elephant shrews are, oddly, related to actual elephants

<i>Click image above to view slideshow</i><p>Elephant shrews — including so-called “giant” species the size of a squirrel — are more closely related to …

Wildlife

Bush Bliz, which found 700 new plant and animal species, to be extended

A key program that has unearthed 700 new Australian plant and animal species has been extended until 2017 via a funding deal involving the government and the mining company BHP Billiton.<p>The Bush Blitz scheme, which was established in 2010, will run for a further three years, with $12m in funding …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

University of Pennsylvania

Watch: How Far Do Your Cats Roam?

The new Cat Tracker project maps outdoor movements of pet felines.<p>Ever wondered where your cat slinks off to when it goes outside?<p>Cat Tracker, a new crowdsourced mapping project, encourages owners to put GPS collars on domestic cats to monitor their movements and activities around—and sometimes …

Vaquita Porpoise Faces Imminent Extinction—Can It Be Saved?

Drastic measures are needed to rescue vaquitas in the Gulf of California.<p>The vaquita, a small porpoise found only in the Gulf of California, is rapidly going extinct, an international team of scientists reported earlier this month.<p>The researchers say that the marine mammals—whose name means "little …

25 Dogs Who Went The Extra (Messy) Mile For The Love Of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is one of the world's most wonderful foods. Its delectable nuttiness lingers long after you take your first taste. No one knows this truth better than dogs do. Dogs, more so than any human peanut butter devotee, appreciate the food for its simplicity. And they're willing to work for …