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Would Your Dog Give You Treats If He Could?

Getting dogs to share food with you may not be all that easy, new research suggests. In a series of experiments, scientists found that dogs didn’t reciprocate the act of giving food to helpful humans. Though the results may be due to how the experiment was conducted, it could also suggest food-giving just isn’t one of…Read more...
Tags: Pet, Science, Dogs, Animals, Animal Welfare, Wolves, Dog Food, Scavengers, Human Interest, Dog Training, Organisms, Taxa


Montana and Idaho Have Legalized Killing Wolves on a Massive Scale

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been persecuted in the U.S. since the arrival of Europeans. By the 20th century, they had been driven to near-extinction. Narrowly pulled back from the brink by endangered species protections and reintroductions in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in the 1990s, they are one of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Montana, Environment, Idaho, Hunting, Wolves, Yellowstone National Park, Mammals, Coyote, Scavengers, Elk, Mike Phillips, David Parsons, Michael Robinson, Safari Club, Wildlife Management


Conservation Project Goes Awry as Tasmanian Devils Start Killing Penguins

A project established to conserve Tasmanian devils has backfired, as the carnivorous marsupials have been a little too successful in their new habitat. They’ve killed scores of seabirds since their arrival nearly a decade ago, according to the local branch of the Birdlife conservation organization.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Tasmania, Marsupials, Scavengers, Tasmanian Devil, Maria Island, Thylacine, Little Penguin, Dasyuromorphs, Mammals Of Australia, Metatheria, Macropods, For The First Time, Eric Woehler, Devil Facial Tumour Disease


Birth of 3 Wolf Pups Means Colorado Has Its First Native Wolves Since the 1940s

Colorado wildlife officials on Wednesday confirmed the existence of a litter of gray wolf pups—the first thought to be seen in the state in decades. The discovery is also noteworthy in light of a voter-passed initiative last year to reintroduce wolves to Colorado by 2023.Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Environment, John, Wolves, Pack, Mammals, Scavengers, Wolf, Jane, Jared Polis, RED WOLF, Libbie Miller, Wolf Reintroduction, Mammals Of Asia, Subspecies Of Canis Lupus


Puppy Experiment Shows How Dogs Connect With Humans From Birth

New research published this week suggests that dogs are born to understand people, at least to some extent. The study showed that 8-week-old puppies preparing to become service dogs were already capable of communicating with humans, even without formal training. Moreover, they found that genetics played a large role…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Animals, Wolves, Scavengers, Human Interest, Dog Training, Organisms, Taxa, Ethology, Dog Intelligence, Assistance Dog, Emily Bray


All the Animals American Men Think They Can Beat in a Fight and Why They Can't

According to a YouGov poll released on Friday, some humans have extremely poor judgment when it comes to determining which animals they could win a one-on-one, unarmed fight against. Namely, they think they can win those fights at all.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kangaroo, Grizzly, Crocodile, Scavengers, Human Interest, Marvel Comics Characters, Apex Predators, Grizzly Bear, Frans de Waal, Organisms, Fictional Characters, Fur Trade, Fauna Of Alaska, Hero 108


What to Do If Your Dog Suffers From Separation Anxiety

Nuzzles, cuddles, and walks were available in abundance as people were confined to their homes during the pandemic, holed up with their pets, who were blissfully unaware of the mortifying circumstances of the outside world. But now that the United States appears to be turning a corner (fingers crossed) with increased…Read more...
Tags: Dogs, Animals, United States, Lifehacks, Wolves, Scavengers, Human Interest, Bark, Ethology, Branches Of Biology, Sarah Elizabeth Byosiere, Separation Anxiety Disorder


Polar Bear-Grizzly Hybrids, Aka Pizzly Bears, May Be Growing More Common Due to Climate Crisis

What do you get when you cross a polar bear and a grizzly bear? A fluffy reminder of how climate change is transforming our planet at an alarming rate. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Bear, Hybrid, Polar Bear, Scavengers, Vanderbilt University, Grizzly Bears, Apex Predators, Organisms, Larisa DeSantis, Branches Of Biology, Mammals Of Asia, Grizzlypolar Bear Hybrid, Ursid Hybrids


Eagles Are Filled With Rat Poison

Eagles are majestic, beautiful, and full of toxins that we’ve pumped into the environment. A new study finds that 82% of dead eagles examined between 2014 and 2018 had detectable levels of rat poison in their systems.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Rat, Pesticide, Scavengers, Pest Control, Bald Eagle, Rodent, Barn Owl, Organisms, Biocides, Birds Of North America, Rodenticide, Mark Ruder


A Mystery Brain Condition Is Making Bears Friendly, Then Killing Them

An unknown neurological condition is sickening and often killing young black bears in California and Nevada. The illness also seems to make the bears unafraid of people. Though the condition doesn’t appear to be severely harming the bear population at large, scientists and wildlife officials are still trying to figure…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Animals, Environment, Nevada, Bear, Scavengers, Predators, Apex Predators, Carnivores, Brandon Munk, Ethology, Fur Trade, Mammals Of Asia, Health Medical Pharma


How Do Some Dogs Learn Words So Quickly?

Vicky Nina, a Yorkshire terrier, and Whisky, a border collie, were given a straightforward task that few dogs can complete: Amid a trove of toys the two pets were already familiar with, they had to identify a new toy by name—more specifically, by the fact that it was the only object they didn’t know the name of. Not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Yorkshire, Wolves, Scavengers, Dog Training, Taxa, Collie, Domesticated Animals, Herding Dogs, Dog Intelligence, Law_crime, Subspecies Of Canis Lupus, Vicky Nina


Scientists Found the Oldest Known Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone

Scientists found a 34-year-old grizzly bear in southwest Wyoming, identifying him by a mark on his lip made by biologists in 1989. That’s the oldest grizzly ever known in the Yellowstone region that includes parts of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Respect your elders.Read more...
Tags: Science, Wyoming, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Scavengers, Western United States, Montana Idaho, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Shoshone National Forest, Grizzly Bear, Thomas D Mangelsen, Fur Trade, Regions Of The United States, States Of The United States, Fauna Of Alaska, Grizzly 399


Dead Alligators Dropped to the Bottom of the Sea Make for a Rare and Delicious Meal

An experiment to see how deep-sea creatures might react to the presence of an uncommon food source—alligator carcasses—has resulted in some fascinating new science.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sharks, Alligators, Marine Biology, Deep Sea, Scavengers, Giant Isopods


Bulletproof children's hoodie comes in small

Great news for parents sending their kids to American schools: a company called Wonderhoodie sells a bulletproof hoodie for children. Our patented, NIJ-IIIA panels discreetly protects the back and sides of the head. Pull it up when you need it, put it down when you don't 3-inches of bulletproof overlap secured by velcro down the middle allows safe zipped or unzipped wear. Full military-style torso protection, no Tetris-panels to 'insert' like low-end competitors It's $450 and the logo is optiona...
Tags: Post, News, Scavengers, NIJ


Creatures of the Deep Are Feeding on a Whale Carcass and You Can Watch It Live

Marine scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus, a research vessel that prowls the high seas in search of oceanic discoveries, have stumbled upon the rare skeletal remains of 16-foot long whale. With bits of flesh still clinging to the bones, the dead whale has attracted an assortment of strange sea critters, including…Read more...
Tags: Science, Whales, Marine Biology, Scavengers, Nautilus, Opportunistic Feeders, Whalefall, Whale Carcass


Unsettling Video Shows What Happens to a Dead Alligator at the Bottom of the Sea

For the first time ever, scientists placed alligator carcasses at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico to see which bottom feeders might make a meal of the dead reptiles. The results came as a surprise even to the researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ecology, Gulf of Mexico, Alligators, Marine Biology, Scavengers, Giant Isopods, Food Falls, Food Webs


Treasure-hunting diver finds a phone and returns it to its owner

Arizona-based scuba diver Dallas, the guy behind the YouTube channel Man + River, has a fun hobby. He dives with his buddies at local creeks, rivers, and lakes looking for lost treasures, recording these underwater scavenger hunts on his GoPro. He's found all kinds of things, including sunglasses, pocket knives, coins, jewelry, cameras, lots of phones, and even a gun. In this video from late last year, watch as Dallas unearths an iPhone 6 buried eight inches deep using an underwater metal ...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Youtube, Arizona, Dallas, Diving, Hobby, Scavengers, Treasure Hunting, Underwater Metal Detector, Man River


Rotting Wildebeest Carcasses Are a Force of Nature in the Serengeti

Each year, thousands of wildebeest drown while making their annual migration through the Serengeti. New research shows how the resulting two million pounds of rotting flesh performs a crucial role in maintaining the region’s vibrant ecosystem.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Wildebeest, Scavengers, Serengeti, Opportunistic Feeders, Nature Wastes Nothing, Mass Migrations, Mass Drownings


Watch This Industrious Badger Bury an Entire Cow By Itself

Camera traps set up in Utah’s Great Basin Desert have captured unprecedented behavior showing a badger burying an entire cow by itself. Incredibly, the buried carcass was able to sustain the badger for months. Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Animal Behavior, Badgers, Scavengers, Great Basin Desert, Opportunistic Feeders


Amazing hi-def video of beetles, larvae, and maggots eating fish

https://youtu.be/FTaywkpSegw Watch nature's little recyclers completely hollow out two fish in this beautifully-shot timelapse video from BBC. [via]
Tags: Post, Delightful Creatures, Bbc, Fish, Scavengers


Dog walkers accuse treasure hunters of ruining local beauty spot by digging for vintage bottles

Treasure hunters have excavated a playing field in search of valuable old bottles that can sell for hundreds of pounds [Author: Agency] [Link to media]
Tags: Digging, Stockport, Bottles, Field, Dog Walkers, Newbridge Lane, Portwood, Hunter, Treasure, Excavate, Scavengers, Playing Field