Study: Docile Raccoons are Trash Can Criminal Masterminds

Study: Docile Raccoons are Trash Can Criminal Masterminds

Researchers have assessed the habituation, learning and cognitive flexibility of a wild population of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Wyoming, the United States. Raccoons are medium-sized carnivores that demonstrate incredible success in novel and urban environments yet have been understudied within the fields of animal behavior and cognition. Their native range in North America is currently […]

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With Less than 2,500 of Their Species Left, Baby Red Panda is a Great Reason to Celebrate!

With Less than 2,500 of Their Species Left, Baby Red Panda is a Great Reason to Celebrate!

Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire recently welcomed a new member of their family who symbolizes hope! Little Red, a baby red panda that was born just a month after its father died, is the zoo’s newest bundle of joy and miraculous addition to their species. “The birth of Little Red creates a beautiful ending […]

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Study warns of risk from feline viruses to wild cats on the palm oil frontier

Study warns of risk from feline viruses to wild cats on the palm oil frontier

Antibody tests conducted on domestic cats and wild cats in Malaysian Borneo indicate that oil palm plantations may act as transmission sites for viruses, according to a new study. The study, carried out by researchers working with the Health at the Edge Project, which investigates wildlife parasite transmission in forest-agricultural landscapes in Borneo, and published […]

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Swine dining: crocodiles are thriving in the NT and it could be because of feral pigs

Swine dining: crocodiles are thriving in the NT and it could be because of feral pigs

The exponential increase in saltwater crocodile populations in the Northern Territory in recent decades may be partly a result of them preying on feral pigs, new research suggests. Scientists who have analysed the diets of saltwater crocodiles in the Territory believe the reptiles have shifted from marine prey to predominantly terrestrial food sources in the […]

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