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Animals

​Three Indian men face 5 yrs in jail over beef slaughter
In the first case since a controversial beef ban law came into effect on March 4, police in India’s Maharashtra state have arrested three people accused of slaughtering calves. They now face the possibility of five years in jail.

28.03.2015 20:41

Pandas get lonely? Cuddly creatures enjoy social interaction, GPS research finds
A team of Michigan State University scientists has discovered that pandas are more sociable than previously thought, and like to spend time together for weeks at a time. The study involved GPS collars tracking the furry friends.

28.03.2015 15:53

​Endangered black rhino trophy can be imported, US wildlife agency says
A big game hunter who won a Safari permit to kill an endangered black rhino has been granted permission from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to bring home the animal's head.

28.03.2015 00:40

Police the geese: National Park Service wants dogs to tackle DC's goose poop issue
The National Park Service may soon begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese from DC's public spaces, including the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, JFK Hockey Field and the Washington Monument grounds.

26.03.2015 03:11

Best bee-havior: Micro-trackers glued onto bees to monitor travels
A group of ecologists at Kew Gardens in London are testing a miniscule new tracker designed to monitor the behavior of bees.

25.03.2015 12:40

Reintroduce ‘gentle & loyal’ wolves to Scotland, urges David Attenborough
Veteran broadcaster and nature enthusiast David Attenborough has backed calls for wolves to be reintroduced to the wild in the Scottish Highlands.

24.03.2015 17:14

​‘Stay magical, not cruel!’ Harry Potter owls mistreated at Warner studio tour, PETA says
Animal rights activists have accused the London-based Harry Potter studio tour of subjecting live owls, used as “animal entertainers,” to cruel and demeaning conditions.

24.03.2015 16:38

Fedor the pet raccoon takes Russian Instagram by storm (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Get ready to supplement your regimen of morning internet cuteness with charming raccoon Fedor. More than 14,000 followers swear to it on Instagram, where Fedor’s Moscow owner records his daily shenanigans.

23.03.2015 06:05

Buzzing off! 1 in 10 wild bees faces extinction in Europe, study warns
Nearly 10 percent of some 2,000 species of European wild bees face extinction, says a recent study, adding that the drivers behind such a mass disappearance of nature’s top pollinators include the use of insecticides, fertilizers, and climate change.

21.03.2015 13:22

The ‘butcher’ croc that ruled the world before the dinosaurs
Scientists in the US have discovered a terrifying land-living crocodile, which lived in what is now North Carolina 230 million years ago.

20.03.2015 17:47

Calf given leg braces to heal, animal lovers give cash to help (VIDEO)
A calf named Fawn, from Woodstock NY, who injured her legs at birth, has been given leg braces, with the help of animal lovers.

18.03.2015 10:51

2,000 dead snow geese ‘basically… just fell out of the sky’ in Idaho
Volunteers and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) staff members spent the weekend collecting the carcasses of about 2,000 migrating snow geese that died mid-flight. Its officials believe the birds were killed by avian cholera.

17.03.2015 19:49