Fierce lions become friendly kittens when ‘love hormone’ oxytocin is sprayed into their nostrils

Fierce lions become friendly kittens when ‘love hormone’ oxytocin is sprayed into their nostrils

Lions are normally highly violent in the wild, and they ferociously defend their territory from other lions. In captivity, though, this can be a major problem, especially when lions from different prides are put together. The researchers conducted the investigation with lions on a wildlife reserve in Dinokeng, South Africa, to determine if oxytocin may […]

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A biologist in South Africa has a unique job: he introduces big cats to each other so that they can pair up and mate

A biologist in South Africa has a unique job: he introduces big cats to each other so that they can pair up and mate

When you live in the country, the dating scene can be thin on the ground. And for cheetahs, this is a dilemma that could jeopardize the species’ survival. Take a step forward. Vincent van der Merwe, a South African biologist, has a one-of-a-kind job. The 39-year-old exposes the large cats to one another in order […]

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Mercilessly slaughtered for their horns… even though one was just a prosthetic: Four rhinos – including a pregnant female – are killed and one fights for life after they were mutilated by poachers

Mercilessly slaughtered for their horns… even though one was just a prosthetic: Four rhinos – including a pregnant female – are killed and one fights for life after they were mutilated by poachers

Poachers mercilessly slaughtered four rhinos including a pregnant female at a private game reserve and wounded a fifth with a shot to the head – just to saw off their horns for cash. The gang used high powered rifles fitted with silencers to butcher the herd and even sawed off a prosthetic fibreglass horn which […]

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