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...