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Chameleon last seen a century ago rediscovered in Madagascar

Scientists find several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during expeditionScientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago.Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said on Friday that they had discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during an expedition to the north-west of the African island nation. Continue reading...
Tags: Germany, Animals, Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Madagascar, Voeltzkow


Jack-o-Lantern cats in Japan wish you a Happy Halloween

This Japanese Cat and friends are having a fun time with their Halloween pumpkins. [Video source]
Tags: Halloween, Video, Japan, News, Animals, Jack


Five distinct types of dog existed by end of last ice age, study finds

Research suggests canines’ varied origins stretch back further – and live on in today’s petsFrom tiny chihuahuas to fluffy Siberian huskies, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. But researchers have revealed there is more to canine diversity than meets the eye.Scientists have found five distinct groups of dogs were already present at the end of the last ice age, and their legacy lives on in our pets today. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, World news


Protecting nature is vital to escape 'era of pandemics’ – report

Halting destruction of wild places could slow frequency of deadly outbreaks, say scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is in an “era of pandemics” and unless the destruction of the natural world is halted they will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, kill more people and affect the global economy with more devastating impact than ever before, according to a report from some of the world’s leading scientists.The emergence of diseases such as Covid-19,...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Conservation, Natural Disasters, Coronavirus


Protecting nature is vital to ‘escaping era of pandemics’ – report

Halting destruction of wild places could slow frequency of deadly outbreaks, report saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is in an “era of pandemics” and unless the destruction of the natural world is halted they will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, kill more people and affect the global economy with more devastating impact than ever before, according to a report from some of the world’s leading scientists.The emergence of diseases such as Covid-19, bi...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Conservation, Natural Disasters, Coronavirus


Happy Cat Day!

Today is a national cat day (Dzień kota) and it is the purrfect day to talk about these amazing animals! Poland celebrates cat day as well, although it is not until February 17th. Shelters (schroniska) are full of cats and kittens in need of forever homes. Awareness days such as Cat Day urge pet lovers to adopt from local shelters. The day also reminds us that neutering and spaying our furry friends helps reduce the abandoned population. Poland is home to countless cat lovers! Just like everywhe...
Tags: Holidays, Animals, Culture, Linguistics, Poland, Eureka, Warsaw, Dante, Countries, Wrocław, Dante Alighieri, Księgarnia Eureka, Czak, Saska Kępa Warsaw, Warszawa Poland Cats, Kocia Kawiarnia


Matt Kean chides Sussan Ley over 'disappointing' destruction of Port Stephens koala habitat

NSW environment minister says he does not support his federal counterpart, even though his government recommended environmental approval for quarry expansionThe NSW environment minister, Matt Kean, has said he is disappointed by the decision of his federal counterpart, Sussan Ley, to approve the expansion of a rock quarry in koala habitat in Port Stephens, despite the state government previously recommending environmental approval for the project.The Brandy Hill quarry expansion will clear 52ha ...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, New South Wales, Endangered Species, New South Wales politics, Endangered habitats, Sussan Ley, Port Stephens, Matt Kean, Ley, Brandy Hill


Bull escapes Sydney private school and goes on the run on city's north shore

One-year-old steer broke through fence at St Ignatius College Riverview on Tuesday night and has been missing sinceA steer has escaped from an enclosure at a private all-boys school in Sydney and has been on the run for more than 24 hours.The one-year-old steer – a castrated bull – was brought to St Ignatius College Riverview in Sydney’s Lane Cove as part of the school’s agricultural education program. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Riverview, Lane Cove, St Ignatius College, St Ignatius College Riverview


Steer escapes Sydney private school and goes on the run on city's north shore

One-year-old steer broke through fence at St Ignatius College Riverview on Tuesday night and has been missing sinceA steer has escaped from an enclosure at a private all-boys school in Sydney and has been on the run for more than 24 hours.The one-year-old steer – a castrated bull calf – was brought to St Ignatius College Riverview in Sydney’s Lane Cove as part of the school’s agricultural education program. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Riverview, Lane Cove, St Ignatius College, St Ignatius College Riverview


Philippines local police chief killed by fighting cockerel

Officer was taking part in raid on cockfights when one of the birds severed his femoral arteryThe police chief of a Philippine town has been killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight when one of the razor-sharp metal blades worn by the birds cut an artery in his leg and he bled to death.The incident took place on Monday in Madugang village in Northern Samar province, where police have been cracking down on illegal cockfights because the gatherings have been blamed for helping to spread corona...
Tags: Animals, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Madugang village, Northern Samar province


Livecam: Brown bears feasting on leaping salmon swimming upstream to spawn, in Alaska's Katmai

Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park is the best place in the world to watch brown bears feasting on salmon as they swim upstream to spawn. Here's a wonderful live nature cam from EXPLORE, the world's largest live nature cam network.
Tags: Video, News, Animals, Salmon, Nature, Alaska, Katmai National Park, Brooks Falls


Scientists discover why fish evolved limbs and left water

A new study says solar and lunar tide impacts led to the evolution of bony fish and tetrapods.The scientists show that tides created tidal pools, stranding fish and forcing them to get out of the water.The researchers ran computer simulations to get their results. Tides influenced by the sun and the moon were likely the reason why fish developed limbs and early tetrapods evolved, found new research.The groundbreaking study took a look at tides during the Late Silurian—Devonian periods, which ha...
Tags: UK, Biology, Animals, Earth, Fish, Moon, Innovation, Gravity, Evolution, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Planets, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Geography, Bangor University, South China


Fungie the Dingle Dolphin is missing

Fungie the Dolphin has been a bit of a local celebrity in Dingle, Ireland since he was first spotted in the harbor by Paddy Ferriter back in 1983. The famously playful dolphin would dance with humans and leap excitedly through the air, entertaining tourists and fishermen alike. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Animals, Dolphin, Dolphins, Ireland, Dingle, Animal Friends, Aquatic Mammals, Dingle Ireland, Aquatic Critters, Dingle Dolphin, Paddy Ferriter


Humans aren't the only species who get choosier about their friends as they age. Chimps do it too, new research suggests.

A group of male chimpanzees grooms together in Uganda's Kibale National Forest. Kakama, on the left, is the dominant male in the group. Ronan Donovan Humans tend to cultivate fewer, more meaningful friendships as we grow older. A prevailing psychological theory suggests this is because we recognize our impending mortality and seek to prioritize emotionally fulfilling connections in the time we have left. A new study found that male chimpanzees similarly winnow their friendships as they...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Animals, Friendship, Trends, Earth, Uganda, Friendships, Young, Silk, Arizona State University, University Of Michigan, Brown, Johnny, Kibale National Park


Nine insect-eating bird species in Amazon in sharp decline, scientists find

Paper suggests climate crisis reducing insects in lowlands and central jungle, as fruit-eaters not affectedBird species are in decline even in the remote parts of the Amazon, far from human interference, a study shows.Scientists have found a sharp decline in nine insect-eating bird species in the lowlands of the central jungle in the space of a few decades. No equivalent decline was found among fruit-eating birds. This, they said, indicated that the climate crisis and its effect on insect popula...
Tags: Amazon, Education, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Americas, Research, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Insects


Top Tier Chocobo Cosplay Pushing the Boundaries of the Art

Cosplayers are seemingly pushing the bar further and further with each passing day as one particular hobbyist has produced a rather compelling Chocobo outfit, one that has some rather astoundingly realistic movement and attention to detail that may have some labeling it as one of the best in existence. Created by MathieuOz, a fan uploaded […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Internet, Animals, Robots, Anime, Cosplay, Final Fantasy


‘We do not get a chance at happiness’: the Bangladeshi fishermen caught by debt

Hilsa fishermen must borrow to buy equipment but have to sell their catch at a low price to moneylenders – creating a generational debt trapKalam Sheikh’s life revolves around the few months when he goes in search of Bangladesh’s prized hilsa fish. When he gets a good catch, he can make enough money to live on for the rest of the year. He can pay off some of his debts and even improve his home.But this fragile annual cycle has been broken this year, with bad catches bookended by months off the w...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Employment, World news, South and Central Asia, Conservation, Marine Life, Global development, Fishing, Bangladesh


Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Fancifully Dances

Avid fanatics of Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? may soon have a mental crisis as the show’s third season talks briefly about the rapidly aging Chino who might lose her loli status in the future, a decision that could potentially cause a significant drop in viewers for future seasons. This might be a short-lived topic […]
Tags: Comedy, Animals, Dancing, Anime, Moe, Usagi, Image Gallery, Gochuumon, Gochuumon Usagi, Encourage Films


The lynx effect: Iberian cat claws its way back from brink of extinction

A 20-year project to reintroduce the species across the peninsula has seen their numbers rise to 855Spotty of coat, tufty of ear, and teetering on the verge of extinction less than two decades ago, the Iberian lynx is continuing to claw its way back across Spain and Portugal.According to the latest survey, the lynx population on the peninsula has increased ninefold over 18 years, rising from 94 in 2002 to 855 this year. Experts say that if the current conservation and reintroduction efforts can ...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, Spain, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Portugal, Endangered Species


Man in critical condition after shark attack on Great Barrier Reef north of Townsville

Paramedics airlift man to hospital after being bitten on Britomart Reef, a popular spear-fishing locationA man is in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark at the Great Barrier Reef.He was airlifted to Townsville University hospital after being bitten at Britomart Reef around 12.20pm on Sunday, Queensland Ambulance says. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Sharks, Townsville, Townsville University


Mountain lion spotted in Agoura Hills neighborhood

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials were warning residents of an Agoura Hills neighborhood to keep children and pets indoors, if possible, after a mountain lion was spotted Saturday afternoon, Oct. 24. Deputies with the Department’s Lost Hills Station became aware of the cat sighting about 1:10 p.m. in the 28800 block of Barragan Street in a neighborhood that backs up to hillsides north of the 101 Freeway, Lt. Greg Evans said. Deputies were in the neighborhood to keep an eye on the mountain l...
Tags: News, Animals, Sport, Soccer, Evans, Los Angeles County, Valley, 101 Freeway, Agoura Hills, Greg Evans, California Department, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety, Department 's Lost Hills Station, Barragan Street


Calm Your Election-Related Anxiety By Spending Some Time With Polar Bears

The final presidential debate of this election season may be over, but we’re not in the clear yet—there’s another 10 days until Election Day, and who knows how many more days or weeks (or months) until there’s a result. In other words, these stressful times will continue for the foreseeable future. Plus, there’s the…Read more...
Tags: Animals, Anxiety, Livestream, Lifehacks


The Strangest Amber Fossils Ever Discovered

Amber fossils are like a time capsule, preserving the three-dimensional structure of animals, plants, and other prehistoric items of interest. Every once in a while, however, paleontologists stumble upon some particularly bizarre specimens and scenes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Birds, Slideshow, Plants, Fossils, Amber, Feathers, Paleontology, Amber Fossils


Watch baby sea otter Joey, live in his aquatic nursery

Joey is an orphaned sea otter pup that was rescued by the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 3, 2020. You can watch his progress in rehabilitation live from his nursery, and they're streaming right now as I type this blog post, Friday, October 23, 2020. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Cute, Baby Animals, Otters, Animals, Aww, Joey, Vancouver British Columbia, Marine Mammal Rescue Centre


Diabolical ironclad beetles can get squished under 39,000 times their weight and survive. Scientists figured out how.

A diabolical ironclad beetle, or Phloeodes diabolicus. David Kisailus/University of California, Irvine The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight. They can do that, researchers discovered, thanks to hardened casings on each wing that interlock and support the beetle's exoskeleton. By mimicking the interlocking nature of these protective layers, scientists could build better planes and armored vehicles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Biology, Animals, US, Trends, Taiwan, Toyota, Beetles, Npr, North America, Pacific, US Air Force, Bae Systems, Armor


Florida cat gifts its owner with a two-headed snake

Palm Harbor, Florida resident Kay Rogers says her cat kindly gifted her with a rare two-headed southern black racer snake. The cat performed a good deed as, according to the Florida Wildlife Center, "two-headed snakes are unlikely to survive in the wild as the two brains make different decisions that inhibit the ability to feed or escape from predators." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Animals, Snakes, Reptiles, Florida Wildlife Center, Palm Harbor Florida, Kay Rogers


England Man Jailed for Three Years for Chicken Sex in His Basement as Wife Recorded

An England man who was caught having sex with chickens will be jailed for three years as punishment for his grotesque act; his wife, who recorded these sickening sessions (and sometimes joined in), was spared jail time after there was “evidence” of her being a victim of domestic abuse by her husband. Rehan Baig (37 […]
Tags: England, Crime, Animals, International, Bizarre, Bestiality, Anime, Fetish, Rehan Baig


Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear Strips Off the Bear Suit

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear managed to stand out as the main kigurumi-wearing character stripped out of her bear suit for a fleeting moment before the anime resumed the staple MMORPG activities of vanquishing monsters and securing loot. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Animals, Fantasy, Anime, MMORPG, Kuma, Moe, Oppai, Pantsu, Image Gallery, Kigurumi, EMT Squared, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear


New tardigrade species withstands lethal UV radiation thanks to fluorescent 'shield'

Apparently, some water bears can even beat extreme UV light.It may be an adaptation to the summer heat in India.Special under-skin pigments neutralize harmful rays. Many of us consider ourselves tardigrade, or "water bear" fans. These microscopic buggers — actually not bugs at all but their own distinct phylum with over 1,000 members — are unbelievably hardy in spite of their diminutive stature: They range from just 0.5 to 1 millimeter in length.Tardigrades survive in all sorts of conditions th...
Tags: Animals, India, Earth, Discovery, Microbiology, Innovation, Evolution, Microbes, Tardigrade, Indian Institute of Science, Water bear, Royal Society Biological Letters Stressor


Scientists reveal how diabolical ironclad beetle can bear huge weights

Interlocking exoskeleton could provide inspiration for new methods of joining materialsIt can survive being run over by a car, pecked by predators and crushed underfoot. Now researchers have revealed the secrets behind the near-indestructibility of the diabolical ironclad beetle.Found in wooded areas of the US west coast, the beetle is about 2cm in length. Like some other species of flightless beetle, its wing covers, known as elytra, are not only hardened, but fused together. The upshot is a gn...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, US, World news, Engineering, Wildlife, Insects