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Der vernetzte Hund: Wearables für das Haustier vorgestellt

Lange Leine und Freilauf waren gestern, der moderne Hund hat Internetanschluss - oder zumindest Bluetooth. Jedenfalls, wenn es nach der Acer-Marke …

Google Search adds new plant and animal facts for trivia geeks

Have you ever wondered where hamsters got their name? Did you know that pink roses are used to express gentle emotions? These are some fun facts that Google wants to surface and hopefully provide you some knowledge for that “I didn’t know that!” moment.<p>Starting today, the search company will …

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Myanmar: Dinosaurier-Schwanz in Bernstein entdeckt

Es ist eine kleine paläontologische Sensation, die an die Jurassic-Park-Filme erinnert: Chinesische Forscher haben in einem Stück Bernstein Stücke …

Researchers discover there are not one - but four species of giraffe

Discovery of genetic differences, using DNA analysis, could boost efforts to save declining populations<p>Researchers have discovered there are not just one but four distinct species of giraffe, overturning two centuries of accepted wisdom in a finding that could boost efforts to save the last …

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Giraffes facing extinction after devastating decline, experts warn

Latest update to the red list of threatened species shows world’s tallest animal is on the brink, but some good news for Madagascan freshwater fish<p>The world’s tallest animal is at risk of extinction after suffering a devastating decline in numbers, with nearly 40% of giraffes lost in the last 30 …

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München: Eichhörnchen bleibt in Gully stecken

Selbst Pflanzenöl half nicht: In München ist ein Eichhörnchen in einem Gullydeckel stecken geblieben - und konnte nur mit einem Kraftakt gerettet …

Have our children been harmed by having pets?

People worry about the responsibilities of keeping animals – they should be thinking about what happens when they die<p>Recently, for the third time in four years, our family said goodbye to a much loved pet. It was possibly even more miserable than when my big brother’s cat Percy died over 40 years …

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Das erstaunliche Gedächtnis der Hunde

Hunde erinnern sich selbst an Dinge, die sie für unwichtig halten. Bisher dachte man, das könnten nur Menschen und Menschenaffen.<p>Hunde erinnern sich …

London's first ever cat video festival is happening this Friday

Move over Keyboard Cat, there’s a new clowder of four-pawed stars slinking into town this Friday at London’s first ever cat video festival. Taking …

Cats

Pounce! Kittens caught mid-leap – in pictures

California-based photographer Seth Casteel made his name taking photographs of dogs underwater, but before that, he was snapping cats on land. In fact, they were his first animal subjects. Casteel’s new book, Pounce – a follow-up to his bestselling Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies – features …

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The elephant who helped me through one of the darkest periods of my life

After years of battling psychological demons, Jake Dorothy took the radical decision to go and work in an elephant sanctuary<p>One of the most significant moments in my life came one afternoon about five months ago, when I was volunteering in an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. I was tidying the park …

DIY a Sleek and Modern Cat Scratcher

Having cats doesn’t mean that your house has to turn into a disaster area of toys, treats, and eye-sore cat trees and scratchers. I have two …

The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards - in pictures

A selection from the shortlist of 40, with images from around the world including a forgetful meerkat, a waving hare and a frog with a smile

Wildlife

Haustiere: Wie Katzen uns und die Welt sehen

Katzen sind die beliebtesten Haustiere hierzulande. Und sie sind zu erstaunlichen geistigen Leistungen fähig: 9 Fakten zur Kognition der Vierbeiner.

Pinguin schwimmt Tausende Kilometer, um den Mann zu sehen, der ihn vor Jahren gerettet hat

Ölverschmiert und verletzt hatte er den Pinguin am Strand von Proveta auf der brasilianischen Insel Ilha Grande gefunden, sagt Joao Pereira de Souza. …

Forschung unter besten Freunden: Das Haustier-Abc der Wissenschaft

Ansichtssache<p>Wie gähnen Wellensittiche? Welche Musik mögen Katzen? Sind Hunde Optimisten? Mit solchen Fragen beschäftigt sich die relativ junge, aber …

The cat's meow of creature comforts

<i>This month, On: Design lets the cat out of the bag about The Japan Times’ love of pets by allowing Chibi-chan, my adopted stray, to review a few</i> …

Earth - Can you tell a wild cat from a pet moggy?

Cats are cute. That may help explain why so many of us have cats as pets, and perhaps why cats appear to have taken over the internet.<p>But here at BBC Earth, we want to take you beyond the everyday, and show you the wonderful world as it really is.<p>There are actually around 37 species of wild cat …

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On Santa Cruz Island, they killed the cows, sheep, and bees. Now it’s time to finish the job

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Casper's new dog bed is $125 of luxurious foam and nylon

Fido deserves the best!<p>Sleep startup Casper has made a splash in the very unsexy mattress industry by selling high-end mattresses without the infamous mattress store markups. And now they’ve zeroed in on a new customer who deserves a good night’s sleep as much as you do: your pup!<p>Casper’s latest …

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This pet camera lets you tease your cat with a laser even when you're not home

The Furbo has competition. Petcube is launching two pet-centric cameras on Kickstarter today that let users monitor their pets when they’re not home. The Petcube Bites and Petcube Play come with 1080p video cameras that use night vision and can stream live. The devices connect through Wi-Fi and …

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Cat skateboards past loser dogs

Boomer is a Bengal cat who lives in Australia with an owner who is apparently pretty good with a GoPro. He has time for a lot of things, like skimboarding, relaxing by the ocean with his best friend, Didga, and enjoying his local swing set. One thing he doesn't have time for is random dogs, and …

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Canine check in: The rise of pet-friendly hotels

Business reporter<p><b>You may think it is barking mad, but in Vienna a hotel arranges for dogs to go to the opera without their owners.</b><p>The cultural nights out for canines are organised by the five-star Park Hyatt Vienna, which allows people to check in with their dogs or cats, and aims to be as …

Buenos Aires zoo to close after 140 years: 'Captivity is degrading'

2,500 animals will be moved to nature reserves in Argentina, mayor said Zoo will become educational ecopark and refuge for trafficked animals<p>Buenos Aires has announced plans to close down its 140-year-old zoo, arguing that keeping wild animals in captivity and on display is degrading.<p>Mayor Horacio …

How Egg Farms Will Stop Killing Millions of Male Chicks

For an egg farm, male chicks are no more than a nuisance. They don’t lay eggs, of course. And egg-laying breeds don’t grow big enough to sell for …

It's time you learned the truth about geese

Geese, louise!<p>Think about all the instances of geese you know and love from popular culture: Mother Goose, the Drake-approved OVO x Canada Goose collab, Grey Goose (got you feelin' real loose). Take all of these warm, happy thoughts from your mind and throw them in the <i>trash, where they belong</i>. …

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Tierschützer kämpfen gegen illegalen Hundehandel

• Der Tierschutzverein beobachtet, dass immer mehr Welpen und Katzen aus Osteuropa in München ausgesetzt, verkauft und gehandelt werden, oft online.<br>• Der …