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.
On Earth Day, scientists want you to know that more and more animals are becoming extinct. More than 800 animals have gone extinct or extinct in the wild over the last 500 or so years, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’s Red List — generally considered to be the most comprehensive of its kind. Continue reading
A Russian news agency reported Wednesday that the Russian military will be using a fleet of military dolphins trained by the Ukrainian Navy. The United States Navy has been training mammals since 1960. U.S. Navy has found that the biological … Continue reading
Elephants may be listening closer than you think. A new study released Monday from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that not only can wild elephants distinguish between different human languages, but they can also differentiate between sex and age. Continue reading