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Post submitted by Sanjay Gubbi, Scientist Nature Conservation Foundation. Bangalore, a southern Indian city, has become synonymous with information technology and is one of a few metropolis in the world that hosts large wild mammals such as elephants, leopards, sloth bears and even tigers within a distance of a few kilometers from the center of…
By Max Allen of the Santa Cruz Puma Project Pumas and black bears are the two large carnivores found throughout California. Both species kill deer and other ungulates and as a result they often compete with each other. In Mendocino National Forest, where I completed my PhD project, black-tailed deer, including adults and fawns, make…
Snow Leopard Trust researchers have been able to follow and observe a young female snow leopard named Anu over the course of four years as she grew up, dispersed from her mother and later had cubs herself twice in her mountain habitat in Mongolia’s South Gobi. Recent camera-trap photos show Anu followed by three small…
Whales and dolphins express their anticipation of a reward by squealing like kids, a new study confirms for the first time.
It turns out that the humble bumblebee is capable of flying higher than Mount Everest.
This is the first time researchers have observed fish leaping into the air to prey on birds on the wing.
Although we can’t always perceive them, vibrations provide a critical way of communicating for many animal species.
Wandering albatross can stay aloft for hours without flapping their wings thanks to their yo-yo like flight pattern.
It turns out the social lives of hyenas are powered by bacteria that live in their scent glands, according to a new study.
From “sword” fights to singing to sonar jamming, here are five of the more unusual ways animals employ their genitals.
National Geographic Channel has been running a number of programs on drugs and addictions, including the show Drugged (see 10 tips for recovering from addictions). Addiction is a strange beast that has devastated millions of people and families around the world. It’s also in the news a lot, from allegations of sex addict stars to the…
Spend enough time with children and you’re sure to hear them blurt out a tearful, “That’s not fair!” And, as it turns out, children develop a sense of fairness even before they can speak in complete sentences.