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Tiny hedgehog birthday video goes viral

A series of videos made by Hello Denizen about tiny animals in surreal situations has proved to be a hit on YouYube. One about a hedgehog birthday party has received almost 1 million hits in five days.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Largest ever flying bird had wingspan as wide as soccer goalmouth

Charleston - From fossilized remains, scientists have identified an extinct bird of gargantuan proportions whose wingspan was as wide as a soccer goalmouth.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP) - 2 comments

Africa surpasses Asia in ivory seizures: CITES

Geneva - Several African countries have made great strides in clamping down on ivory smuggling, with large seizures for the first time exceeding those made in prime destination Asia, UN wildlife regulator CITES said Friday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

New software can track animals anywhere and everywhere

An advanced computer program, developed by animal behavior researchers, automatically tracks individuals in a group, like fish in a school or ants in a colony.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The hard science behind koalas and trees

Melbourne - Ever wondered why you always see Koalas calmly but passionately hugging trees? There is a hard science basis for this particularly cute behavior.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

Safari tourism rises in popularity across Africa

A new report highlights an increase in safari tourism to Africa. The increase is not only coming from traditional regions, like the U.S. and Europe, but also from "emerging markets." This increase is important for the pan-African economy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

U.S. animal experiments must now include male and females

Washington - Gender neutrality has reached the realm of science. U.S. government funded studies not require grant applicants to address sex balance in all future cell and animal studies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

U.K. drug companies more open on animal research

Several U.K. research groups have agreed to publicly disclose more information about their animal subjects and the number of animal experiments undertaken each year.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

The Canadian Opera Company says 'OlĂ©!' to Don Quichotte Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company will be staging Jules Massenet’s 1910 work 'Don Quichotte' for the first time in its history. Along with being a company premiere, it marks the Canadian debut of the work's celebrated lead vocalist.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Why acupuncture can alleviate suffering for your pets Promoted

Although it's long been used on humans to manage pain, acupuncture isn't commonly associated with pet health. But clinics and pet owners are seeing a growth in pet acupuncture so much so it's hard to deny the method's efficacy.
Promoted Content by Katie Ryalen

Rare baby camel makes his debut at a zoo in Hungary

Budapest - A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo on Tuesday, following its birth last week.
In the Media by AFP

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Tokyo - Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Fur flies as U.S. gets to grips with feral cats

Washington - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats -- rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King.
In the Media by Robert Macpherson (AFP)

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Tokyo - Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south.
In the Media by AFP

Crufts-winning chihuahua stolen in England

London - Police were searching Saturday for thieves who broke into a house in northern England and stole five chihuahuas, including the "best puppy in breed" champion at this year's Crufts competition.
In the Media by AFP

Wood munching clams create marine ecosystem

A new study shows that wood-boring clams serve as ecosystem engineers by making the organic matter in the wood that falls in the deep waters of Monterey Canyon suitable for other creatures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Gassing badgers 'nicer' way to cull, says Britain's Princess Anne

London - Britain's Princess Anne said gassing badgers was a "much nicer" way to cull them than shooting, in an interview to be aired Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Reducing E. coli in cows is key to food safety

Miami - A new treatment, using microparticles made from chitosan, may help dairy cattle resist uterine diseases and could help improve food safety for people. New research suggests chitosan microparticles kill bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

April Fool panda joke 'went too far', says Taipei mayor

Taipei - An April Fool report claiming that one of Taiwan's beloved pandas had been infected by parasites and could be euthanised went "too far", the upset mayor of Taipei said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

How the zebra earned its stripes

Paris - Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

The U.S. FDA has asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Legislators say dog ownership laws need more teeth

Today in Maryland, a proposed law being debated would, if enacted, make all dog owners liable for an attack regardless of the animal's breed.
In the Media by Michael Essany - 1 comment

Danish zoo that killed giraffe puts down four lions

Copenhagen - A Copenhagen zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male, it said on Tuesday."Because of the pride of lions' natural structure ...
In the Media by AFP

Chinese pandas get red-carpet welcome in Belgium

Brussels - Two giant pandas, on loan from China for the next 15 years, received a red carpet welcome in Belgium on Sunday where they were greeted by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.Hao Hao, a four-year-old female whose name means "Friendly", and Xing Hui ("Shining St...
In the Media by AFP

Biotech company 'breached animal welfare rules'

Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the biggest suppliers of antibodies for laboratory research, is accused of repeatedly violating the Animal Welfare Act according to the USDA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Better coffee from biodiversity

Coffee plants grown around Mount Kilimanjaro produce more coffee beans of a better quality if they are surrounded by diverse plant and animal communities, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Uproar as young giraffe put down at Copenhagen zoo

Copenhagen - A Danish zoo sparked outrage Sunday when it put down a healthy young giraffe to prevent inbreeding as young children looked on, before chopping it up and feeding it to lions.
In the Media by AFP - 7 comments

Animal magic, chimps can self-med

Some animals are very adept at practicing medicine to heal themselves. A biologist based in Japan has found a remarkable example of "animal magic" involving chimpanzees.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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Pic taken by me  a single horned Rhino at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a single horned Rhino at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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Cruelty of confinement poster
Cruelty of confinement poster
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Don t be the guy on the sidelines! Choose your species...then get out and vote!
Don't be the guy on the sidelines! Choose your species...then get out and vote!
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Welcome sign
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Pic taken by me  Lions at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, Lions at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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A different angle of a puppy resting in his mom s womb
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A different angle of a puppy resting in his mom's womb
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Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
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A flock of sheep
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A flock of sheep
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Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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Jean-Claude Martin and his boar Juliette (screenshot from Europe 1 report on Dailymotion)
Jean-Claude Martin and his boar Juliette (screenshot from Europe 1 report on Dailymotion)
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White lions are being reintroduced to the wild by the Global White Lion Protection Trust.  What a be...
White lions are being reintroduced to the wild by the Global White Lion Protection Trust. What a beautiful creature.
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Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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Theresa  the cow.  She s very affectionate to all who visit her in the field.
Theresa, the cow. She's very affectionate to all who visit her in the field.
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West African dwarf crocodile babies and eggs just hatching.   This would be a hard find in the wild.
West African dwarf crocodile babies and eggs just hatching. This would be a hard find in the wild.
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Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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