Other Animals

EL PALMAR, Bolivia — It was worth the journey. After sweating across the scrubby Bolivian mountainsides, stepping into the forest was like entering a different world. Twisted pino de monte pines trailed ghostly green-gray lichens into our faces. Ferns and, much to my surprise, moss sprung from the cracks in the bark and the little
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The blue death-feigning beetle is an amazing little insect that is so reasonable to keep that there are few reasons not to have one. Clint and Rus from Aquarimax Pets discuss these amazing little beetles to determine if they are the best pet invertebrate for you! #bluedeathfeigningbeetle #clintsreptiles #petinsect Clint on Aquarimax! Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches:
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) contains the bulk of Africa’s humid rainforest. But forests that were once dense, impenetrable and continuous are increasingly fractured by deforestation. New satellite data from the University of Maryland (UMD) show the country – particularly its northern portion – may be in for another rocky year in 2021.
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Russian tortoises (Agrionemys horsfieldii) also known as Horsfield’s tortoises, Afghan tortoises, Central Asian tortoises, four-clawed tortoises, and steppe tortoises, are small tortoises with big personalities. As tortoises go, they are very reasonable pets. But are Russian tortoises good pets? Are they even Russian? And are Russian tortoises the best pet tortoises for you? ==== Vitamin
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MANILA — When COVID-19 emerged in early 2020 in Southeast Asia, its governments took rapid containment actions: lockdowns, travel restrictions and trade suspensions, alerting the public about the virus. The pandemic has also put illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade under the spotlight due to enhanced restrictions on movement and increasing awareness about the public health
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Grand Canyon National Park has put out a call for hunters. A dozen spots opened up to thin a herd of bison in the national park, the Associated Press reported. Officials opened up the spots to help remove bison that they said have been trampling on resources, including archaeological spots, and spoiling water. “Areas are
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What is Animal Labor? Let’s start with speciesism. Speciesism, as defined by PETA, “is the belief that some animals’ lives and experiences are inferior to those of humans or other animals simply because they are members of a different species, and it underpins all the most widespread forms of animal abuse.” Unpacking this a step
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Back in the early ‘70s, Atari released a simplistic but effective video game named Pong. Just two vertical bars on both sides of the screen and a floating ball moving its sprites from across 720 pixels of screen space. The ball was manipulated by a player (or two) in a competitive bid to earn the
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A new report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) found that manatees are dying due to a seagrass famine. 739 manatee deaths have been recorded as of May 14. Last year, a total of 277 manatees were reported dead. The high for 2021 is already exceeded the five-year average, as well as
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During the past two months, The Orangutan Project has seen a significant increase in confiscations of orangutans that were being illegally kept as pets, the organization reports. The organization has worked with partners and authorities to rescue eight critically endangered orangutans. After being rescued, the orangutans are rehabilitated and given another chance to live in
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We  are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. David Taylor wins First Prize with his outstanding image ‘African Wild Dogs Cold Early Morning Huddle‘. Second Prize goes is awarded to A. Rahman Bujang with “Blue Tailed Bee Eater“. Third Prize goes to Ragoo Rao with ‘My Valentine”. Please give kudos to
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A scientist is researching to prove that plants can hear their surroundings. Preliminary evidence of research by Lilach Hadany found that flowers respond to the sound of bees wings by increasing sugar quantity in nectar. Hadany, who teaches at the cross of mathematics and biology at the University of Tel Aviv, reasons that since pollinators
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New Zealand marine biologists spotted a sweet adoption story recently. A mother bottlenose dolphin has adopted a baby pilot whale! Far Out Ocean Research Collective spotted the pair in the Bay of Islands in Northern New Zealand. While adoptions are not unheard of among marine mammals, this pair’s size difference is certainly notable. Pilot whales
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Made up of almost 20,000 distinct species, the global bee population plays a huge role in supporting the reproduction of most flowering plants and crops. They are vital to our planet and those who live in on it. Sadly, their populations have been declining at astonishing rates. Researchers estimate that as many as 25% of
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