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For Gators on Golf Courses,
Diet Is a Bit of a Challenge
Sep 21, 2023 8:55 AM CDT
For Gators on Golf Courses, Diet Is a Bit of a Challenge
Instead of crustaceans, maybe a cat, some canned corn, and a cheeseburger with fries
- Golf courses, with their green space and ponds, have been shown to benefit wildlife when compared with other human-altered landscapes. But as Advanced Science News points out, previous studies looked at the abundance and diversity of animals on golf courses rather than the relationships between animals. Now, a new study...
There Was No Record
of Koalas Here. Until Now
Sep 14, 2023 12:20 PM CDT
There Was No Record of Koalas Here. Until Now
Cat-sized 'Lumakoala' could be marsupials' missing link in Australia's Northern Territory
- The modern koala is a well-known and well-loved marsupial, but researchers know surprisingly little about its evolution. Indeed, they describe an "approximately 30-million-year-gap" in the fossil record of Australian marsupials, or diprotodontians, a group including kangaroos, wallabies, and wombats. That gap may be closing, however. Researchers say they've...
Unique Spotless Giraffe
Gets a Fitting Name
Sep 6, 2023 10:35 AM CDT
Unique Spotless Giraffe Gets a Fitting Name
She's dubbed Kipekee, which means 'unique' in Swahili
- The rare spotless giraffe born at a Tennessee zoo now has a fitting name. After an online vote, the baby giraffe was named Kipekee, which means "unique" in Swahili. Some 40,000 people from around the world weighed in, chosing Kipekee over Firyali ("unusual" or "extraordinary"),...
Zoo Accused of Being 'One
of the Worst' Is No More
Aug 28, 2023 9:15 AM CDT
Zoo Accused of Being 'One of the Worst' Is No More
South Carolina's Waccatee Zoo has been shuttered as part of a settlement with PETA
- Three months ago, PETA removed nine animals from what it called "one of the worst roadside zoos in America." Now, that venue has been shut down for good. The animal rights group has reached a settlement with the Waccatee Zoo, located in South Carolina's Myrtle Beach area,...
Bear Shows Why It's Not
Wise to Leave Dog Food in Car
Jun 8, 2023 1:45 PM CDT
Bear Shows Why It's Not Wise to Leave Dog Food in Car
Animal got stuck inside vehicle in Colorado, but was eventually set free
- An unlocked vehicle is not a safe place to store food, Colorado wildlife officials warned in sharing a video of a bear that sniffed out dog food inside a pickup truck, went in after it, then locked itself inside. In a cellphone video , a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer revealed...
Virgin Birth Is a First
for This Species
Jun 7, 2023 12:30 PM CDT
Virgin Birth Is a First for This Species
Parthenogenesis found in crocodile suggests that dinosaurs may have been capable as well
- A crocodile has for the first time been found capable of a virgin birth—a finding that suggests the species' dinosaur cousins were capable of the same feat. An 18-year-old female crocodile who'd been isolated from other crocodiles since the age of 2 laid 14 eggs at a Costa...
Endangered Orcas May
Have Learned to Target Boats
May 25, 2023 2:15 AM CDT
Endangered Orcas May Have Learned to Target Boats
Is it for fun? Or is it 'based on trauma'?
- Scientists say a small group of killer whales could be putting humans and themselves in danger by repeatedly ramming, and occasionally sinking, sailboats. Orcas interacting with boats is nothing new. But scientists say there is something different about the behavior of this group of about 15 orcas off the coast...
Want a Cat to
Come to You?
May 13, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
Want a Cat to Come to You? Do These 2 Things
Researchers find cats come up to strangers more quickly when both visual, verbal cues are used
- A group of researchers out of France took a deep dive into "the nuances of cat-human conversation," with some expected findings and some a little more surprising. For their study published last week in the journal
, a research team out of Paris Nanterre University led by Charlotte...
Supreme Court Delivers
a Defeat to Pork Industry
May 11, 2023 1:52 PM CDT
Supreme Court Delivers a Defeat to Pork Industry
Justices reject challenge to animal cruelty law in California that has effects beyond the state
- The Supreme Court has handed the pork industry a defeat, rejecting a challenge brought against an animal cruelty law in California. Justices decided that lower courts were correct in dismissing the challenge to the law, which requires more space for breeding pigs, reports the AP . The 2018 law stipulates that...
A Rare Giant Anteater Is Born
Apr 19, 2023 1:10 PM CDT
A Rare Giant Anteater Is Born
England's Chester Zoo calls it 'incredibly positive news for the species'
- A giant anteater in the UK has a significant weight to carry, and not just because it represents an endangered species. The captive female anteater has birthed a rare baby, who will spend the next 10 months clinging to its mother's back, where the BBC reports the "matching...
May Be as Old as Honest Abe
Feb 28, 2023 1:54 PM CST
'Aber-clam Lincoln' May Be as Old as Honest Abe
Massive quahog believed to be 4th oldest clam ever found, reports 'Tallahassee Democrat'
- Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 and apparently so, too, was Abra-clam Lincoln, believed to be the fourth oldest clam ever discovered. Blaine Parker of Florida was collecting shellfish for chowder when he unearthed the quahog clam , whose shell could've served as a soup bowl. Most quahogs are three...
as It's Unfolding'
Jan 15, 2023 2:10 PM CST
Urban Lizards Show 'Evolution as It's Unfolding'
'Anolis cristatellus' evolved to cling to windows and walls over 30 to 80 generations: study
- Lizards that once dwelled in forests but now slink around urban areas have genetically morphed to survive life in the city, researchers have found, per the AP . The Puerto Rican crested anole, a brown lizard with a bright orange throat fan, has sprouted special scales to better cling to smooth...
No Creature Walking the
Earth Is Older Than
Dec 6, 2022 11:57 AM CST
No Creature Walking the Earth Is Older Than This Tortoise
St. Helena's Jonathan, the oldest giant tortoise ever recorded, is at least 190 years old
- A three-day birthday bash may seem excessive, but it's not every day you turn 190. Jonathan the giant tortoise , the oldest known living land animal, will celebrate that milestone this weekend at his home on the South Atlantic island of St. Helena. Believed to have hatched in the Seychelles...
a Change in Rhinos
Nov 1, 2022 2:01 PM CDT
Humans Triggered a Change in Rhinos
Horns have become smaller as a result of poaching, trophy hunting: study
- Rhinoceros horns have become smaller over the past 135 years, likely as a result of trophy hunting and poaching, according to researchers, who say the change might not be for the better. Rhinos continue to be targeted for their horns, used in traditional medicines and for trophies , resulting in strict...
Wildlife Populations Worldwide
Have Dropped 69% in 50 Years
Oct 13, 2022 6:41 AM CDT
Wildlife Populations Worldwide Have Dropped 69% in 50 Years
So says a new report by World Wildlife Fund, Zoological Society of London
- Humans' aggressive deforestation, plundering of the Earth for its natural resources, and contamination of the planet's air and water is not only putting our own species in a precarious position—it's managed to help wipe out more than two-thirds of the world's wildlife population in not even...
One Way Animals
Keep Cool: Splooting
Aug 12, 2022 11:53 AM CDT
One Way Animals Keep Cool: Splooting
Twitter learns the DoggoLingo term for heat dumping
- Dogs sploot . Cats sploot . Bears sploot . Squirrels sploot . And on a hot day, you might just catch one in the act, as New Yorkers learned this week. "If you see a squirrel lying down like this, don't worry; it's just fine," NYC Parks tweeted Tuesday alongside...
It's the Biggest Freshwater
Fish Ever Recorded
Jun 21, 2022 7:19 AM CDT
It's the Biggest Freshwater Fish Ever Recorded
Giant stingray in Cambodia weighs in at 661 pounds
- Researchers say they've encountered the largest freshwater fish ever documented—a giant stingray stretching 13 feet long, more than 7 feet wide, and weighing some 661 pounds. "In 20 years of researching giant fish in rivers and lakes on six continents, this is the largest freshwater fish that...
Researchers Work to Improve
Screen Time for ... Monkeys
Jun 19, 2022 2:45 PM CDT
Researchers Work to Improve Screen Time for ... Monkeys
Encounters with audio, visual stimuli to help build better 'interactive enrichment systems'
- Saki monkeys may prefer to listen to music more than the rain and appear more keen to watch underwater scenes than those featuring earthly worms, according to new research, which combined monkeys, screens, and speakers. Researchers at Scotland's University of Glasgow and Finland's Aalto University set up a...
Long Before Chickens Were
Dinners, They Were Our Pals
Jun 11, 2022 2:50 PM CDT
Long Before Chickens Were Dinners, They Were Our Pals
These potential spiritual guides only became dinner about 2K years ago, research suggests
- Chickens and humans have only been mingling for about 3,500 years, not as long as 10,000 years as previously believed, and for a good chunk of that time our feathered friends were revered, not eaten. That's according to new archaeological research which sees chickens as "actually...
She Didn't Get Her Snakes Back.
Then Cops Found a Freezer
Apr 15, 2022 11:04 AM CDT
She Didn't Get Her Snakes Back. Then Cops Found a Freezer
Michael Patrick Turland accused of stuffing 183 animals in Arizona freezer, some while still alive
- An Arizona man faces animal cruelty charges after 183 dead dogs, rabbits, birds, and other animals were found in a freezer, including some that were apparently frozen while alive, officials said. Local deputies and animal control officers found the animals in a garage freezer April 3 after a woman reported...
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