Saturday 01 November, 2014

How Australian camels turned into ‘humped pests’

The once useful Australian camels that helped the country establish its modern infrastructure are now regarded as “humped pests” and culled on a large scale, says a study. Australian camels exemplify the idea of “animals out of place”, said Sarah Crowley from the University of Exeter in Britain. Extreme measures including shooting More...

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Great tit (Parus major) hatchlings suffer from lower availablity of caterpillars in the spring, but overall great tit populations have managed to survive. Photo: Arnstein Rønning
By BioNews On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Wild populations of great tits and earlier springs

What happens when climate change makes for a food timing problem for great tit populations Continue reading “Wild populations of great tits and earlier springs” »  More...

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By IANS On Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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A Golden Gecko recovered from traders in Indian state Assam

Guwahati police arrested two people and recovered a Golden Gecko lizard from them, police said Sunday. Continue reading “A Golden Gecko recovered from traders in Indian state Assam” »  More...

Snared cheetah recovered by a park ranger in Zambia. Image credit:Zambia Carnivore Programme
By BioNews On Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Bushmeat Pushes African Species to the Brink

A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Continue reading “Bushmeat Pushes African Species to the Brink” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
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China’s animal ‘Olympics’ triggers outrage

An “Animal Olympics” in China which features elephant basketball, monkey pole climbing Continue reading “China’s animal ‘Olympics’ triggers outrage” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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Chimps choose tools based on its weight

Chimpanzees use weight to pick the best tool, and monkeys beg more when they are paid attention to Continue reading “Chimps choose tools based on its weight” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 5th, 2012
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Why orangutans spend most of their lives in trees

Researchers used human street athletes as models for orangutans to measure the energy required to navigate a forest using different strategies and found it pays to stay up in the trees Continue reading “Why More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 5th, 2012
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Hormones dictate when young seabirds leave their parental home

Seabirds feed their young less as they reach an age to fly the nest, but it’s hormones that actually control when the chicks leave home Continue reading “Hormones dictate when young seabirds leave their More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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How wild cheetahs outpace dogs

At their highest recorded speed of 29m/s, wild cheetahs easily outstrip the fastest greyhounds Continue reading “How wild cheetahs outpace dogs” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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Milwaukee’s Orangutans `could soon video chat` with friends in other zoos

After introducing iPads to Orangutans at a Milwaukee zoo, zookeepers are now planning to provide Continue reading “Milwaukee’s Orangutans `could soon video chat` with friends in other zoos” »  More...