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215 Weird Names for Groups of Animals

The natural world is certainly amazing, with many varieties of unique species. Enjoy this collection 215 weird names for groups of animals, and view …

Weird

Tiny baby turtle offers hope for species thought to be extinct

In 1908, the Arakan forest turtle was thought to be gone forever. But that changed when a forest turtle was rediscovered in a food market in 1994.<p>As …

Wildlife

The time to stop wildlife extinction in Africa is now. Here are 5 ways to take action

1. Get ahead of cheetah extinction.<p>The world’s fastest land mammal is close to being gone forever. The beautiful cheetah has more failed hunts than …

Marine Mammal Rescue: How to Save a Whale, Dolphin, Seal, Sea Lion or Manatee

We scuba divers love our encounters with the oceans’ four groups of marine mammals: cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), pinnipeds (seals, sea …

Marine Mammals

Governments are not doing enough to stop wildlife crime

<i>Written by: Andreas Wilson-Späth</i><p><b>A scathing new report shows that key countries affected by wildlife crime have failed to halt poaching and illegal</b> …

“When people are ignored and conservation measures are put in, we see opposition, conflict and often failure”

<i>By Chris Lang,</i> <i>Conservation Watch</i><i>, 13 January 2017</i><p>“We really need to think about people as we’re creating conservation initiatives. Forgetting about …

Birdwatching Safaris: 8 Birds You Should Not Miss

Interested to know what birds that may be seen during a birdwatching safari in Africa? The team at BookAllSafaris.com has put together a list of the …

New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species

BirdLife is proud to announce that Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World is now available to purchase. Published by Lynx …

Birds

Researchers develop new test, better understanding of deadly infection in boas and pythons

Inclusion body disease is a serious, chronic viral infection of snakes and can be devastating in captive reptile populations. Now, a newly published …

Photographer Uses Images To Try And Save The World’s Endangered Species

Joel Sartore photographed more than 6,000 species<p>A photographer from Nebraska has traveled all over the world snapping photos of more than 6,000 …

Extinction

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Humans Just Killed Off These 12 Animals, And You Didn't Even Notice

For thousands of years, the Bramble Cay melomys, a small, mouse-like rodent, eked out a living on a tiny coral island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It was the reef’s only endemic mammal species, and survived on the few plants that grew on its island home.<p>But as climate change expedited sea …

Extinction

13 Bird Species Declared Extinct

More than 740 newly recognized bird species were added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species today—including 13 species that were identified …

Endangered Species

St. Louis Zoo's 'Snail Ladies' crucial to saving species

St. Louis Zoo docents Ellen Miller and Donna Mills have been taking care of Partula nodosa snails for 23 years. Last month, 630 of the snails they've …

Giraffes are Now at Risk of Extinction

This is horrible news.<p>The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.<p>Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it …

Deer me, she's small

A TINY deer with a body about the size of a Christmas bauble has been born in the UK.<p>The female youngster, born at Chester Zoo to parents Rita and …

Biodiversity

Why Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever Anymore

Just over ten years ago, a little, lanky goat was born at a research facility in Spain. At first glance, the kid was nothing special. She had wobbly legs, tousled fur and toffee-colored eyes, but this goat was unlike any other creature born on the planet. This was the first animal ever to be …

Ice Age

'If you don't love animals, you're in the wrong profession,' says veterinarian

Dr. Bob Evenson made a swift entry into the real world of veterinary medicine the first morning of his career when he delivered a calf by C-section …

Wildlife

Planet Earth horror as 150,000 saiga antelope perish in front of film crew

David Attenborough has been hosting the hit BBC1 nature series.<p>It has been one of the most mesmerizing nature series to grace the small screen in …

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10 Top Ways to Increase your Life Expectancy

We all want to live as long as possible, but the quality of life is just as important as length. From stress management to having dietary discipline, …

Newfound Spider Species Masquerades as a Dried-Up Leaf

The yet-to-be-named spider can make itself look like a dangling, dried-up leaf.<p>In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to …

9 Animals With Misleading Names

A bearcat that's neither bear nor cat and a catshark called a dogfish are among some of our favorite scientific misnomers.<p>When Stephen Kolb Gilliland asked, “What do anteaters eat when they run out of ants?” Weird Animal Question of the Week got to thinking about animal names that don’t entirely …

Asia's Arowana

The human obsession with a red “dragon fish” that can cost as much as a Ferrari has fuelled a shadowy black market and pushed the species to the …

Chinese New Year

How to Tell if a Place Is a REAL Animal Sanctuary

For people who care about animals and want to support rescue efforts, sanctuaries can be an appealing and compassionate alternative to zoos. However, …

Planet Earth II was beautiful, cute and terrifying – review

Ten years ago Planet Earth set a new gold standard for wildlife documentaries. Filmed in what was then eye-popping high definition, it was the pinnacle of the succession of evermore vibrant nature series from Sir David Attenborough and the BBC’s Natural History Unit, which had begun in 1979 with …

Protein shakes reduce likelihood of heart disease and strokes, study finds

If your post-ride routine includes a swig of a protein shake, then you could be doing more good than just replenishing your muscles for a hard …

Medical Research