The earth is entering into a dark period of human-caused devastation that is threatening 41 percent of all amphibians, 26 percent of all mammals, and 13 percent of all birds.
We have ourselves to blame for much of this, an acclaimed journal has found.
The winter has been particularly severe this year, especially the "polar vortex" in North America. While many people have shivered and coped, spare a though for the animal kingdom. How do they get through the frosty months?
A scarred, 800kg runaway hippo named Zorro now is "happy and relaxed" at his new home in the municipal sewage works near Cape Town. The young male needed to beat a hasty retreat from the jaws of his beachmaster-dad Brutus at a nearby nature reserve.
"The discovery of tiny fossilised bones of a mouselike creature in the Central Otago region is the first hard evidence that New Zealand once had its own indigenous land mammals. The finding could prompt a major rewrite of prehistory textbooks."
HAMBURG (dpa) - Many seabirds are able to navigate to within centimetres of their nests, even in the middle of a hurricane while an eagle can spot prey from a remarkable height.When it come to manoeuvrability and perception, birds are vastly superior t...