Animals

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…

Giant mosquito with 4-inch wingspan discovered in China

A giant mosquito with a size of 4.38 inches has been discovered by entomologists in the southwestern Chinese province…

1 in 8 bird species is threatened with extinction

According to a report by the NGO Birdlife International, many bird species are in decline and 1 out of…

This ant species explodes to kill its enemies

An Australian scientist has discovered an unknown ant species with a particularly unexpected defense weapon. Colobopsis explodens does not…

Kangaroo killed by stone-throwing visitors at a Chinese zoo

A kangaroo was killed in a zoo in southeastern China after being stoned by visitors who wanted to make…

Can animals predict earthquakes?

Do animals really possess a sixth sense that allows them to predict an earthquake before it happens? For years…

Chimpanzees caught eating the brains of their preys

In Tanzania, a study reports that chimpanzees were recently caught “sucking” on the brains of their youngest preys. Fruits account…

Monkeys synchronize their brains when working together

A team of five researchers led by Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University has recently published a study showing that…

Punk-looking Australian turtle ranked among threatened reptiles

The Mary River turtle in Australia, sometimes with a punk-like algae crest, has joined the list of threatened reptiles…

This is how birds manage to orient themselves in the air

For a long time, scientists have wondered about how birds manage to navigate in the air over hundreds of…

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Rats can detect tuberculosis in children using their sense of smell

African researchers have trained rats to detect tuberculosis in children. As a result, they had a better success rate…

Bowhead whales are the Jazz virtuosos of the seas

The bowhead whale is an exceptional animal for more than one reason. It can live up to 200 years….

Japanese Snow Monkeys Bathing in Hot Springs

This is why Japanese macaques bath in hot springs

What’s more relaxing than a hot bath to relax in the winter? “Nothing” would surely answer the Japanese macaques…

A cat is born with two faces in Canada

In Canada, a kitten is born with two faces. This congenital malformation puts its life in great danger. “Kitty has…

Animals at risk of extinction live better in areas without a telephone network

A new study reveals that big cats and dozens of other endangered mammal species live better in places where…