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What Elephant Calls Mean: A User’s Guide

From powerful roars to low-frequency rumbles, elephants use a variety of vocalizations to communicate. Their sounds also include snorts, barks, grunts, trumpets, cries, and even imitated sounds. These calls are essential cues for the survival of an elephant family. Elephant biologist and National …

Wildlife

Animal Wise

• <b>Author:</b> Virginia Morell<p><b>The New York Times Bestseller that explores animal intelligence and will alter the way we as humans view other species.</b> <br>Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a fish? Or a parrot, dolphin, or an elephant? Do they experience thoughts that are similar to ours, or have …

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The urban hyenas that attack rough sleepers

<b>Urban hyenas are becoming a dangerous problem in the Ethiopian capital, where they attack rough sleepers.</b><p>It is late evening in Addis Ababa. Stephen Brend, a zoologist with the Born Free Foundation, is driving me to the airport to catch a flight back to London.<p>"Have you got time for a ten-minute …

Magazines | National Wildlife Federation

<i>National Wildlife®</i><p>Our award-winning flagship publication blends spectacular photos with in-depth articles about wildlife.<p><i>Ranger Rick®</i><p>Bringing the …

New African crocodile species discovered!

<b>Original Source: Mongabay.com</b><p><b>Scientists working in Africa have uncovered a new crocodile species hiding in plain sight, according to a paper</b> …

Africa's first aerial elephant census to capture falling numbers

A fleet of 18 light aircraft will notch up two years of flying time in 2014 to conduct the first aerial headcount of Africa's elephants. Trained counters will attempt to take photographs of virtually every herd on the continent, which will then be used to verify their count.<p>Dr Mike Chase of …

Bacteria Power Social Lives of Hyenas

Wildlife<p>A spotted hyena in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. Photograph by Frans Lanting, Corbis.<p><b>It turns out that fermenting bacteria help power the social lives of hyenas. A kind of scent-based Facebook, if you will.</b><p>Bacteria residing in the scent glands of spotted and striped hyenas appear to play a …

Brave Elephant

How awake snakes can lead to West Nile - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Birds eat the mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus, but snakes …

Spider webs use electricity to attract prey, study finds

Silk strands change shape as electrically-charged insects pass in front of it, according to research from UC Berkeley<p>It's not hard to see how an insect could get trapped in a spider's web; its strands are sticky, ultra-strong, and well-concealed. But according to a new study published in the …

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Scientists discover new giant mole rat in Africa

<b>Original source: focusingonwildlife.com</b><p><b>Although the term “giant mole rat” may not immediately inspire love, the mole rats of Africa are a fascinating</b> …

Biology

Where will the polar bears go as the Arctic ice melts under their feet

Wildlife<p>The Arctic regions are home to a variety of wildlife, including polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Polar bears are generally solitary animals. At first glance, more than white, are cream-colored. In fact, the outer coat is hollow and translucent and perfectly fulfills its function of …

'Dramatic decline' warning for plants and animals

<b>More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.</b><p>New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise more than 2C.<p>But the scientists say that the losses …

Wildlife poaching draws attention of criminologists

<i>By Douglas Main LiveScience</i><p>Newark, N.J. — With no shortage of human-on-human misdeeds, criminologists haven't typically concerned themselves with crimes against wildlife and the environment. But with poaching raging out of control in several areas of the world, that may be changing.<p>"There is a …

Talking Puffin

Behind the Shot: Skier Carter McMillan Pulls Off a Perfect Backflip in Revelstoke, BC

<i>See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >></i><p><b>Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment?</b><b><br>Carter McMillan:</b> At that particular moment I was focused on setting the rotation for my backflip correctly, while craning my neck to catch a quick glimpse of the landing coming up …

Macro Photos of Insects with Water Droplets on Their Heads

Photographer Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot these wonderful macro photos of insects with water droplets on their heads. The Tel Aviv-based photographer …

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Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …