The world population of vertebrate species has been cut in half over the past 40 years, according to a report released Tuesday. The Living Planet Report, compiled by the World Wildlife Fund in partnership with the Zoological Society of London, points to human activities as the primary reason for the decline. Continue reading
Used for centuries for war and entertainment, the giant mammals are in danger of extinction due to the illegal ivory trade. Elephants truly never forget, and they can cooperate, problem solve and are self-aware. But they have never eaten peanuts. Here’s some things you should know about these animals. Continue reading
Turns out dolphins have a certain magnetic quality, and not just figuratively but literally.
A new study published in the journal Naturwissenschaften — The Science of Nature, reveals that the aquatic mammals are attracted to magnets, behaving differently when in proximity to magnetized objects as opposed to any that are demagnitized. Continue reading
Bats navigate the evening sky using patterns of polarized light, according to a new study. Researchers from Queen’s University in Belfast have found that in addition to their uncommon echolocation skills, bats use polarized sunlight at dusk to set their internal compass. They are the first mammals known to exhibit this ability. Continue reading
Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Rick Flores told the Associated Press that the victim was bitten on the upper right side of his body and had suffered puncture wounds. Continue reading
Critics are worried that New Zealand’s decision to drill for oil in protected marine reserves could spell disaster for the world’s rarest marine mammal, the Maui’s dolphin Continue reading
What’s black and white and holds the new record for large mammal land migrations in Africa? Eight collared adult female Burchell’s zebras, according to new findings. Continue reading
For 82nd Airborne psychiatrist Maj. Christine Rumayor, Lexy — a 5-year-old German shepherd — is a partner, a conversation starter and a living, breathing medical tool that can calm a patient and make a therapy appointment a little more enjoyable.