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Human activity displaces predators more than prey


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study from the University of Calgary has suggested that human activity displaces predators more than prey.It found that while predatory animals like wolves, cougars, and bears ... Read more...

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Fossils of giant bird discovered on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores


December 8th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossils of a 1.8-meter-tall marabou stork on an Indonesian island once home to human-like 'hobbits'.The remains of the big bird were discovered on the ... Read more...

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Wild cats mimic monkey calls to entice prey


July 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Believe it or not, a wild cat species in South America imitates the call of its intended victim, a squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin, to trap ... Read more...

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20 wild animal skins seized in Uttarakhand


June 4th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dehra Dun, June 4 (IANS) Skins of 20 wild animals were seized in Uttarakhand's Uttar Kashi district Friday, an NGO said. One person has been arrested. Bullet marks were found on all the ... Read more...

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Like humans, mongooses too pass on traditions to their young


June 4th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Just like humans, mongooses too carry out traditions that are passed down from one generation to the next, a new study has found.Mongooses do have some features that ... Read more...

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Over 100 countries agree to protect endangered shark species


February 17th, 2010 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Endangered shark species will be protected after more than 100 countries agreed to a United Nations-supported wildlife treaty, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said.The 113 countries ... Read more...

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Siberian tigers almost extinct: Report


November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Siberian tigers are almost on the verge of extinction, thanks to poaching and habitat loss, says a report. The area monitored for the study, 23,555 square km, represents 15 ... Read more...

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Last of the Siberian tigers show dramatic decline


November 25th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has come out with a report, which has revealed that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to ... Read more...

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Giant eagle filled the role of a predator on Kiwi island 750 years ago


September 12th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the role of a predator, before humans colonized New Zealand about 750 years ago, was filled by a giant, extinct ... Read more...

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Early birds may not catch the worm, thanks to climate change


September 5th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that climate change may affect critical water resources that support prey for 75 migratory bird species in the Great Basin in the US.As climate change either ... Read more...

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Research exposes dinos as chicken-hearted baby-killers


August 7th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Two titans fighting a bloody battle is the staple of movies like Jurassic Park. A new study of the fossils, however, indicates that theropods, the large predatory dinosaurs, ... Read more...

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Looking different improves ’survival’ among animals of same species


July 24th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): If you are confused as to why animals of the same species sometimes look very different from each other, biologists in England have an answer.Writing in the ... Read more...

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Hind wings help butterflies make swift turns to evade predators


January 9th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has proposed that a butterflys hind wings help it to make swift turns to evade predators, just like new tires allow race cars to ... Read more...

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Livestock creating food shortage for Asiatic ibex


November 25th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 25 (IANS) Overgrazing by livestock in a national park in Himachal Pradesh is threatening the survival of the Asiatic ibex - a wild goat specie - that in turn is ... Read more...

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Extreme weather swings may trigger ‘perfect storm’ of infectious diseases


June 25th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new study has found that extreme climatic conditions, such as the increased frequency of droughts and floods expected with global warming, can turn normally harmless infections ... Read more...

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`Alien plant species affecting Antarctica biodiversity’


March 5th, 2008 - 12:38 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Scientists from across the world, including India, have found a few alien plant species in Antarctica. They are affecting the biodiversity of the ice continent, Minister for ... Read more...

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Shrews are highly sophisticated predators, not simple and primitive


February 8th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study of the water shrew has revealed that the species are highly sophisticated predators, thus challenging the traditional view that the tiny mammals are simple and ... Read more...

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Thailand has potential to be global centrepiece for tiger conservation


December 21st, 2007 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): According to a new study, Thailands Western Forest Complex can potentially support 2,000 tigers, making it one of the worlds strongholds for these emblematic big cats.Thailands Western Forest ... Read more...

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Scientists discover why Serengeti animals stick together


November 14th, 2007 - 2:56 am ICT by admin
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