Animals

Butterfly Count Dips

August 31, 2015 / No Comments

‘What’s a butterfly count without butterflies? Someone who is tromping across the wilds for the first time may never have this question in mind. They could meet up more than thousands in their hunt. But for John Weber and Marlene, this sounds the right concern as they meet a non-gold, non-silver year of butterfly count. For the couple, year 2015 was ...

World’s Smallest Rodent Found in China

August 13, 2015 / No Comments

It’s a well-known fact that China remains the abode for a wide population of jumping mice. But what was unknown till now was the fact that the country is also a home for the world’s smallest jumping mouse, which was discovered recently in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Chen Wenjie, a local bird lover, would have seldom thought of having ...

Will Wooly Mammoths Saunter Back to Life?

July 11, 2015 / No Comments

Ever yearned for running into a real life Manny? The wooly mammoth from the house of Blue Sky Studios was buffed with some arrant charm, that at least once in our lifetime would we have wished to meet the fluffy burly species in real. Thanks to powers of genetic engineering that we are not perching far from that being bloomed ...

Polar Bears Threatened by Melting Sea Ice

July 3, 2015 / No Comments

Arctic animals have always been walking the tightrope in terms of population. The effect of global warming and climatic changes upon these animals is nothing new, and polar bears are a species that have been standing closer to the danger zone. Revelations of a new study are even more painful than we might have thought. Biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey ...

LA Teen Stumbles Upon New Firefly Species

June 30, 2015 / No Comments

Not every day do we come across a new species as we go about our normal holiday walk. But Joshua Olive was in for a surprise that he stumbled upon a new kind of living being. It just would have been a rather normal day for Olive, a recent graduate from University of California in History, who was on a hiking ...

America’s Oldest Bald Eagle Dead after Being Struck by Vehicle

June 23, 2015 / No Comments

America’s oldest bald eagle will no more wing its way above the state of New York. The 38 year old bald eagle, which accounted much to the population restoration in New York, was found dead on the roadside after being hit by a vehicle. Authorities found the eagle dead earlier this month in New York. Eagle No. 03142, as it was ...

Chimps to be Listed Under Endangered Species

June 16, 2015 / No Comments

Did you think wildlife in captivity would help bring them back from the brim of being endangered? Just refer to the recent rule amendments related to captive chimpanzees put forward by US Fish and Wildlife department. The country enacted a new rule on June 16, which says captive chimpanzees will now on be considered as an endangered species. A grace period ...

Love to Death: Researchers Discover Two New Marsupial Species that Engage in Suicidal-Mating

June 9, 2015 / No Comments

Not often does the phrase ‘mating to death’ get literal. But it does unfortunately, for the small mammal species called antechinus, a group of marsupials found scattered across the south-east Pacific mainland. A recent study has now discovered two more of the species that commit suicidal mating, adding the total number of Dusky Antechinus species to five. According to the study, which ...

Study Reveals Human-like Fearfulness of Fruit Flies

May 20, 2015 / No Comments

Ever seen a nervy fly? Probably it’s hard to break down the fearfulness in such a tiny inspect, but not so for David J. Anderson.  The biologist from California Institute of Technology has discovered that fearful flies exhibit fear when threatened, just the way a human does. Often we interpret insects as having robotic reflexes. But David doesn’t share the same ...

Scientists Discover Warm-blooded Fish

May 16, 2015 / No Comments

Until now, we had believed that only mammals and birds possessed body warming techniques irrespective of the environment. While we considered all species of fish to be cold-blooded, a new discovery has written of this belief, explaining that there exists warm blooded fish. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have now discovered prime warm-blooded creatures among the aquatic species, ...