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Three Wee Tenrec Tykes Born at Paradise Wildlife Park

The UK's Paradise Wildlife Park announced the birth three Tenrec babies! Born to mom Maisy on the 10th of July, these prickly little balls look a lot …

Playful Cheetah Cub Duo Delights Visitors at the Chester Zoo

Two energetic Northern Cheetah cubs turned 2 months recently at Chester Zoo in England. The pair, born June 4, are a male and a female. The zoo says …

Dog Finds A Tiny Kitten, Risks Everything To Save Her

Animal control officers in Anderson, S.C., thought that a barking shih tzu was stuck in a ravine. Turns out, she was there nursing and protecting a tiny abandoned kitten she had found.

The Cutest White Lioness Cub In The World... Times Seven

SEVEN baby lions were born at Himeji Central Park in Japan in the month of June and eoqigoijrigorjigjosidvmiefmwief. No, seriously: sdguhweurofhiehwf!!!!!!!

Hello 24-hour giant panda cam, goodbye productivity

The productivity of the nation’s workforce is under attack. Employees who stare at computers for a living must avoid the hypnotic power of live penguin cams, live shark cams, live kitten cams and even live koala cams.<p>But <i>this</i>? Even Ben Bernanke himself might acknowledge that this is just too much.<p>On …

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Help Name Busch Gardens Tampa's New Lion Cubs

A trio of Lion cubs are the most recent addition to Busch Gardens Tampa. They came all the way from South Africa, arriving on May 18. The two little …

African Rock Pythons: Explaining Snake That Killed Boys

Giant constrictor known for ill temper, not a good pet, expert says.<p><b>Two boys found strangled to death by an African rock python in New Brunswick, Canada, on Monday were victims of one of the world's most vicious snakes.</b><p>There are 26 species of pythons, and even among that group, rock pythons have an …

Zoology

Why Are Dolphins Dying on East Coast? Experts Alarmed

Nearly 120 corpses have washed up so far this summer, government says.<p><b>Bottlenose dolphins are washing up dead in unusually high numbers along the U.S. East Coast this summer—a "very alarming" situation that has experts scrambling to decipher the cause.</b><p>Nearly 120 corpses have washed ashore in …

Air Pollution

Dangerous Deep Water Rescue | Gator Boys

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The cockroach

Eating organic? Roaches disdain key “junk-food” sweetener<p>Video courtesy of Ayako Wada-Katsumata<p>About 30 years ago, many cockroach haters began to use …

Sail Away and Get a Taste of Life at Sea | Tall Ships® Chicago 2013

August 8, 2013<p>Set sail and feel the wind in your hair as you ship off to sea….or Lake Michigan! At Tall Ships® Chicago 2013, you can book a 75 or …

Cruise Ships

American Bulldog

<b>[Jump to Article]</b><p>American Bulldog Facts<p><b>Name:</b><p>The name of the domestic breed<p>American Bulldog<p><b>Origin:</b><p>The area where the animal first came from<p>North …

Pets

Monkey: When in Rome…

Study: Monkeys ape the behavior of their group<p>Image ©Erica van de Waal<p>A field experiment in South Africa finds that vervet monkeys change their taste …

Opinion: A Welcome Halt to Aquarium Whale Imports?

Georgia Aquarium's request to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales is denied.<p><b>On Tuesday, NOAA Fisheries, after months of deliberation, denied the application of Georgia Aquarium to import 18 beluga whales from Russia. These white whales were to be displayed in Georgia and at several other marine</b> …

Cognitive Science

How to save the rhino, according to South Africa

July 25, 2013|By Robyn Dixon<p>Two white rhinos at the Johannesburg Zoo. More than 500 rhinos have been… (Stephane de Sakutin / AFP/Getty…)<p>JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Efforts to save the rhinoceros in South Africa are failing, according to a report to the government by an independent expert.<p>The …

Extinction

Honey Bees, Almond Trees and Habitat

Studying Shark Stress

<i>Dr. Lisa Naples</i> <i><br>John G. Shedd Aquarium</i><p>As Shark Week wraps up, let’s consider the vulnerable side of these ancient species. To many people, sharks seem to be the toughest animals in the ocean—but these top predators are prone to the same physical problem that many of us experience: stress.<p>It’s often …

Aquariums

#TripLit: Headhunters on My Doorstep

<b>My #TripLit pick for August: Headhunters on My Doorstep, by J. Maarten Troost</b> <b></b><p>In <i>Reflections on a Marine Venus</i>, Lawrence Durrell wrote:<p><i>“I once found a list of diseases as yet unclassified by medical science, and among these there occurred the word Islomania, which was described as a rare but by no</i> …

Robert Louis Stevenson

DIY Bedbug Trap: Cheap, Easy, Effective

Homemade device can alert people to the earliest stage of an infestation.<p><b>Fill an old coffee cup with ten tablespoons (150 grams) of sugar, two tablespoons (30 grams) of yeast, and one and a half quarts (one and a half liters) of water, and put it in the middle of an upturned dog bowl.</b><p><b>Voila! You</b> …

Biology

It's Official! Chickens Are Smarter Than Human Toddlers!

First there was the revelation that roosters really do have an automatic built-in clock, alerting them to the time of day. Now, a new report claims …

A Speedy Giraffe Delivery at Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the arrival of its 31st giraffe calf: a 5.5 foot (1.7 m) female, delivered in record time to 12-year-old giraffe mum, …

The Bug Chicks: The anatomy of a slug

A flame scallop (Ctenoides ales), a Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta), and a candy crab (Hoplophrys oatesi) begin this incredible video of colorful …

Zoology