World is fast losing its cool: Polar regions in deep trouble, say scientists

World is fast losing its cool: Polar regions in deep trouble, say scientists

As delegates from 197 member states convened in Madrid, Spain, last month for the twenty-fifth annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) the world’s polar scientists sounded the alarm in a new report over the rapidly changing Arctic and Antarctic regions. In the last decade alone, the Arctic warmed 0.75 degrees Celsius (1.35 degrees […]

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Love triangle complicates efforts to breed Sumatran rhinos

Love triangle complicates efforts to breed Sumatran rhinos

EAST LAMPUNG, Indonesia — Efforts to breed the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in captivity have faced numerous challenges. Breeding programs have beenplaguedby mysterious deaths, reproductive health problems and bureaucratic hurdles. Now, a sanctuary in Indonesia that has previously witnessed the birth of two healthy calves is facing a new, unexpected obstacle: relationship drama. […]

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Despite Their Tiny Brains, These African Birds Can Form Complex Relationships

Despite Their Tiny Brains, These African Birds Can Form Complex Relationships

Existing harmoniously in a complex society isn’t easy, even for humans. Scientists have long thought that it takes a big brain and high intelligence. But in a study published on Monday, researchers found that the tiny-brained Vulturine Guineafowl go about their days in highly cohesive groups that coexist without the typical aggression common in other […]

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Trophy hunting holidays ‘should be banned’ under new welfare guidelines

Trophy hunting holidays ‘should be banned’ under new welfare guidelines

Trophy hunts should no longer be offered to holidaymakers under new animal welfare guidelines from the UK’s biggest travel association. Also discouraged from sale are canned hunts – where animals are bred in captivity for the purpose of shooting in enclosures – and trips to cub petting farms and lion encounters, which experts say help […]

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New York is the First State to Ban the Sale of Giraffe Products!

New York is the First State to Ban the Sale of Giraffe Products!

Last year, an undercover investigation by Humane Society International and Humane Society of the United States found that “nearly 4,000 giraffes killed by trophy hunters were imported into the United States over the last decade.” At least 51 dealers in the United States sell giraffe parts online and in stores, from knife handles to giraffe […]

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