Sign Language Icon Koko The Gorilla Passes Away At 46-Years-Old

The Gorilla Foundation released tragic news regarding their beloved gorilla, Koko. The 46-year-old gorilla, who mastered over 2,000 English words in American Sign Language, died in her sleep.


Bogong Moths Travel 600 Miles At Night With The Help Of Earth's Magnetic Field

Scientists have proven that Bogong moths use the Earth's magnetic field as a compass in navigating long-distance migrations. This ability allows the insects to find specific caves in the Australian Alps even if they have no memory of the place.


April The Giraffe Could Be Pregnant Again With Her Fifth Child

April The Giraffe could be pregnant for the fifth time. Zookeepers at the Animal Adventure Park gathered 30 days of her feces and will send it to another zoo’s laboratory to determine if she’s pregnant.


Study Proves That The T. Rex Could Not Stick Its Tongue Out Because It Was Stuck In Its Mouth

Scientists revealed that many dinosaurs, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, could not stick their tongues out. They examined the hyoid fossils of dinosaurs to determine this.

Animals June 20, 2018

The World’s Oldest Sumatran Orangutan Dies In Australia Zoo At 62-Years-Old

The Perth Zoo in Australia was forced to say farewell to its oldest Sumatran Orangutans, Puan. She spent a majority of her life at the zoo and has over 54 descendants living around the world.

Animals June 19, 2018

Scientists Identify 19 Gestures Used By Dogs Communicating With Humans

Scientists have identified 47 potential gestures through which dogs communicate with humans, and have translated 19 of them. Here are the gestures, and what dog are trying to say when they do them.

Animals June 19, 2018

World’s First Known Manta Ray Nursery Discovered Off Texas Coast

For years, the actual way of life of baby manta rays had remained elusive from experts. Finally, a nursery of juvenile manta rays was discovered and will soon open the door for a deeper understanding of the species.

Animals June 19, 2018

22,000-Year-Old Jaw Fossil Reveals Ancient Breed Of Giant Panda

Anthropologists unearthed the oldest known fossil of the giant panda in a cave in Southern China. The remains belonged to a long-lost relative of the beloved bear.

Animals June 19, 2018

Extinct Frog Trapped In Amber Hints Where These Amphibians Lived During Cretaceous Period

Frogs today commonly live in wet tropical forests. A prehistoric frog trapped in amber holds clue to the habitat of these amphibians before the mass extinction at the end of Cretaceous Period.

Animals June 17, 2018

Pooping Creates The Same Pain As Childbirth For Sloths, And It Is Dangerous

Sloths only poop once a week because of slow metabolism and it is painful. These animals defecate on the floor of the forest, where predators are lurking.

Animals June 16, 2018

Scientists Recreate Cow With Bulldog Face That Fascinated Charles Darwin 180 Years Ago

Scientists used advanced computer modeling techniques to reconstruct a cow with bulldog face that Charles Darwin studied during his time. The team found that unlike with some bulldogs, the cow did not have breathing issues.

Animals June 16, 2018

Mammals Becoming Nocturnal Because Of Human Activity

Just how much can humans affect wildlife? Researchers found that mammals worldwide, even those that are not nocturnal, are shifting to more nocturnal behavior to avoid human disturbance.

Animals June 15, 2018

Spiders Can Fly: This Is How And When They Take Off

Scientists have found that spiders float in the wind by releasing nanoscale silks that are thinner than light. As it turned out, spiders could even assess if the wind condition is favorable for ‘flying.’

Animals June 15, 2018

Trainer Puts Lipstick On Beluga Whale To Make It Prettier

A marine park trainer was seen putting lipstick on a beluga whale to make it prettier for the park’s visitors. People, however, reacted negatively and condemned the park for the act.

Animals June 13, 2018

New Shrimp Species With Hairy Feet Named After ‘The Hobbit’ Bilbo Baggins

Two new shrimp species were discovered living inside tunicates or sea squirts in Indonesia. One of them has hairy feet comparable to Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit character in one of JRR Tolkien’s novels.

Animals June 13, 2018

500-Million-Year-Old Predator Baby Had Face Claws And Radiating Teeth

Paleontologists discovered the fossil of a baby sea creature that was born to kill. The predator baby had serrated teeth around a circular mouth and a face with claws.

Animals June 13, 2018

Man Finds Woolly Mammoth Bone While Strolling On A Beach

A man discovered a piece of a mammoth leg bone on a shore of one of the beaches in Scotland. His discovery could be the first ever confirmed mammoth bone found in his country.

Animals June 12, 2018

Pit Bull Puppy Saves Family From Fire, Tries To Drag Baby Outside By Diaper

The family's pet dog Sasha barked 'like crazy' when fire broke out in the building. The pit bull also attempted to save the baby by dragging her off her bed by diaper.

Animals June 11, 2018

Devonian Fossils Found In South Africa Suggest Tetrapods Evolved In Antarctica

South African fossils of prehistoric tetrapods offered new insight on how life started on land. The discovery of the fossils revealed that four-legged vertebrates evolved anywhere in the world and not exclusively in tropical regions as what was previously thought.

Animals June 9, 2018

Michigan Authorities Recommend Banning Deer Feeding And Baiting To Prevent 'Zombie Deer' Disease

Michigan authorities recommend banning deer feeding and the use of deer urine-based baits to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. Their aggressive actions are intended to mitigate or even eliminate CWD in the state.

Animals June 9, 2018

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Trafficking Of Sperm Whale Teeth From Ukraine

A Connecticut man admitted to illegal whale teeth trafficking between 2004 and 2008. Sperm whales are considered an endangered species and are protected under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Animals June 8, 2018

Researchers Discover That Honeybees Know What The Concept Of 0 Is

A new study revealed that bees can understand the concept of zero. Researchers used cards with symbols on it, and the bees identified the card with zero symbols.

Animals June 8, 2018

Nothern Fur Seals Can Go 2 Weeks Without REM Sleep With No Visible Hardship

Northern fur seals are able to go through weeks of no REM sleep without suffering visible hardship afterward. This goes against previous studies that showed that many mammals couldn't more than a week without REM sleep.

Animals June 7, 2018

Male Dolphins Form Alliances And Use Individual Names To Identify Each Other

It's been known that dolphins identify each other by individual names -- now scientists may know why. These names are used to be able to tell friends and foes apart from each other.

Animals June 7, 2018

Paleontologists Oppose Sale Of Mystery Dinosaur Skeleton: Here's Why

The auction of the 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton for $2.3 million on June 4 stirred discussions among experts within the scientific community. In fact, a group of international vertebrate paleontologists had tried to stop Aguttes weeks ahead of the controversial auction.

Animals June 7, 2018

Animals Talk To Each Other And Take Turns During Conversation

Just like humans, other species, which include birds and dolphins, take turns during a conversation. Timing is a key aspect of turn-taking communication in the animal kingdom. Animals follow “overlap avoidance.”

Animals June 6, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Can Identify And Count Animals In The Wild

Artificial intelligence has become a powerful tool to document information about wildlife. Using data from a crowdsourced platform, researchers converted images from motion-sensor cameras into texts and numbers that make up the wildlife census.

Animals June 6, 2018

Scientists Warn That The Dog Flu Could Be The Next Pandemic

Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine wrote a study showcasing the dangerous potential that the dog flu could be the next health epidemic. They found several different influenza strands in domestic dogs in China.

Animals June 5, 2018

Dinosaur Skeleton Sold For $2.3 Million At Paris Auction May Belong To New Theropod Species

The remains of the unknown theropod were found by an unnamed group of paleontologists in 2013. What are the features that suggest the skeleton belonged to a new species of dinosaur?

Animals June 5, 2018

Lions, Tigers, And A Jaguar Missing In German Zoo After Storm

The public was advised to stay indoors after big cats were thought to have escaped from their enclosures at a German zoo after a storm. A bear that escaped was shot dead.

Animals June 4, 2018

Whale Found In Thailand Canal Swallowed 17 Pounds Of Plastic

A pilot whale that was found struggling for his life in Thailand died on June 1. Marine biologists said that the 17 pounds of plastic bags on the whale’s stomach prevented it from digesting food.

Animals June 4, 2018

2 Bobcat Kittens Die After They Were Rescued By Texas Woman Who Mistook Them As Domestic Cats

The woman thought that the Bobcats were Bengal cats, a rare domestic breed, but they later bit her and her family and ripped up milk bottles. What caused the kittens' death?

Animals June 3, 2018

Critically Endangered Mountain Gorilla Population Reaches 1,000, Largest Population To Date

Mountain gorillas are among the world's largest primates, and their population is under serious threat. The latest census shows that the species is beginning to recover.

Animals June 3, 2018

Rare Iberian Lynx Released In Portugal 2 Years Ago Seen In Catalonia

Litio, the 4-year-old Iberian lynx, was finally spotted two years after his release. He was found in a region that has not seen the species for over a hundred years.

Animals June 3, 2018

Fossil Of 'Mother Of All Lizards' Reveals Reptile Group Squamate Survived Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction

The 240-year-old reptile Megachirella wachtleri is the mother of lizards. The reptile, which lived when the dinosaurs just emerged, was the direct ancestor of about 10,000 species alive today.

Animals May 30, 2018

Japanese Hunters Massacre 122 Pregnant Whales During The Summer Of 2017

Japan is facing international criticism after the International Whaling Commission released a report that highlighted its 2017 annual whale expedition. The expedition team killed over 333 Antarctic minke whales last summer.

Animals May 30, 2018

Scientists Say That Zombie Ants Are Adapting To Climate Change

Researchers believe that zombie ants have adapted to climate change. The ones in warmer climates bite down on leaves and the ones in temperate climates bite down on twigs.

Animals May 29, 2018

Captive Dolphins Enjoy Playing With Humans According To ‘Measurement’ Of Their Happiness

A group of French scientists tried to ‘measure’ the happiness felt by captive dolphins when they interact with humans. Their study suggested that dolphins confined in recreational activities are motivated and eager to play with humans.

Animals May 29, 2018

Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earth’s Animals Appeared At The Same Time

The latest research is debunking current knowledge about evolution. After studying 5 million genetic barcodes, scientists found 90 percent of species on Earth may have emerged around the same time as humans.

Animals May 30, 2018

These Male Birds Smell Like Tangerines To Seduce Females

Male crested auklets make their own tangerine-scented cologne to attract new mates. Courtship begins with the birds entwining their necks together and rubbing their bright orange bills in each other’s feathers to get a whiff of that seductive tangerine smell.

Animals May 28, 2018

Wildlife Sanctuary Owner Mourns Death Of Four Big Cats Poisoned By Poachers

A wildlife sanctuary owner found that four of his big cats, including a very rare tiger cub, were poisoned by poachers. Poaching remains to be a big problem for the wildlife of Africa.

Animals May 26, 2018

Scientists To Clone Entire Northern White Rhino Population From Frozen Cells

A team of scientists plans to use the frozen cells of the almost-extinct Northern White Rhino to recover the animals’ population. The last male white rhino died in March, and only two female counterparts were left in captivity.

Animals May 26, 2018

Mysterious Wolf-Like Creature Killed In Montana, Experts Don't Know What It Is

A Montana rancher killed a wolf-like creature on his farm, and it is baffling experts because they're having a hard time identifying it. Theories have been floating on social media about what it could be.

Animals May 29, 2018

Modern Apes Posses Human Muscles Supposedly Unique To People After Evolution

Rui Diogo, an associate professor in the Department of Anatomy at Howard University in Washington, dissected bonobos and found at least seven muscles that should supposedly be found only in humans. His finding could challenge humans’ theoretically unique evolutionary traits.

Animals May 25, 2018

DNA May Finally Confirm If Loch Ness Monster Is Real: Earlier Evidences That Legendary Beast Is Real

Scientists are hopeful that they can find traces of the Loch Ness monster through eDNA sequencing. Sightings of Nessie, the monster of the Scottish lakes, were sporadic but the public’s interest remains high.

Animals May 25, 2018

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