Animals

Wedge Tail Eagle

Australia: man arrested in the case of the poisoned eagles

A man in Australia has been arrested and charged with animal abuse after nearly 140 wedge-tailed eagles were found…

A species of sharks long thought to be carnivorous reclassified as omnivorous

The shark’s exceptional hunter attributes are imbued in the collective imagination. But, as we all know, in any family,…

Hundreds of mummified penguins discovered in Antarctica

A team of zoologists, led by Yuesong Gao of the University of Science and Technology of China, found evidence…

This animal can live 10,000 years

The idea of longevity has for long fascinated mankind. What if we could live a few hundred years? Wouldn’t…

300 turtles found dead in Mexican waters

Mexican environmental authorities have found 300 golfina turtles, a species threatened with extinction, floating dead in Mexican Pacific waters,…

King penguins: massive decline of the world’s largest colony

The colony of king penguins on Pig Island in the sub-Antarctic archipelago of Crozet, considered the largest in the…

Trump’s border wall threatens the survival of several endangered species

The survival of more than 1,000 animal species would be seriously threatened if the wall wanted by President Donald…

white rhinoceros

Scientists have created embryos of almost extinct white rhinoceros

Hybrid embryos of the northern white rhinoceros, doomed to extinction after the recent death of the last male, and…

The world’s oldest orangutan dies in an Australian zoo

The oldest Sumatran orangutan in the world, a female with 11 pups and 54 offspring scattered around the world,…

Wild animals are becoming more nocturnal because of human activity

To escape humans, wild animals are massively changing their habits. But their precautions do not stop there: according to…

New turtle species discovered in Mexico

People have been alerting scientists about its existence for years, but it was not until 2018 that a small…

Wolf-like creature remains a mystery to US authorities

An enigmatic incident has been baffling US authorities in the state of Montana: In mid-May, a farmer near the…

Stillborn Siamese fawns found in an American forest

Only two cases of Siamese white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) had previously been reported in the scientific literature. Thanks to…

Crocodiles are sensitive to classical music

The anatomy of the brain of crocodilians does not have much secrets for researchers anymore. Its operation, on the…

In the Amazon, freshwater dolphins are slowly disappearing

Populations of two species of freshwater dolphins are rapidly declining in the Amazon. These cetaceans are at risk of…

The oldest spider in the world dead at 43 years old

The oldest known spider in the world died in Australia at the venerable age of 43 (at least), researchers…