Critically-Endangered West African Lion Going from Strength to Strength in Niokolo Koba, Senegal
Reprinted with permission from World at Large, an independent news outlet covering conflict, travel, science, conservation, and health and fitness. In a thrilling sign of recovery for the Critically-Endangered West African lion, camera trap footage and photos of a West African lioness and her three cubs playing, nursing, and feeding in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park […]
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500 Baby Sharks to be Released in Unprecedented Rewilding of the Ocean
Out in the wilds of Indonesia, zebra sharks are extremely rare. Overhunted, these striped bottom dwellers were at risk of going extinct. Now though, an international consortium of 44 aquariums in 15 countries is banding together to create a huge captive-breeding-and-release program that aims to reintroduce 500 sharks to their native waters. Such an effort […]
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Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent Is Fifth Lowest on Record
The Arctic sea ice extent for the Northern Hemisphere winter of 2023 is the fifth lowest on record. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced Wednesday that the Arctic sea ice likely reached its maximum extent on March 6 at 5.64 million square miles. That’s 398,000 square miles below the average maximum for […]
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We asked you to share your stories about wildlife in your communities. Your responses reminded us about the beauty in this world. What’s wild around you? Turns out, quite a bit. A few weeks ago, we asked you about the…
Refugee is Reunited With Beloved Dog After a Year Apart Since Being Fleeing Afghanistan
An Afghan refugee living in British Colombia was finally reunited with her dog Lucky after 10 months apart. Sending Lucky and her cat Leo aboard an SPCA International flight from Kabul to Vancouver in February of 2022, Freshta Siddiqui, wasn’t sure if or when she would see them again. SPCA Int. was flying home pets […]
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True Story About Human and Elephant Friendship Wins Historic Oscar
Amidst the glitz and glamor of the Oscars Sunday night came a surprisingly earnest reminder of the importance of protecting the natural world and Indigenous rights. This reminder came when “The Elephant Whisperers,” a moving true story about the relationship between an Indigenous Indian couple and two orphaned elephants, won the Oscar for Best Documentary […]
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Pollinators 101: Everything You Need to Know
Quick Key Facts What Are ‘Pollinators’? A pollinator transports pollen from the stamen (male part) of the flower of a plant to the stigma (female part) of the original or another flower. Moving the pollen is necessary to fertilize the plant so that it can produce fruit, seeds and new plants. While the pollen of […]
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Researchers Film Mussels Squirting Offspring Through the Air, a Never-Before-Seen Tactic for Preservation-LOOK
British researchers have filmed endangered mussels squirting their offspring through the airâa never-before-seen tactic believed to increase their lifespan. Experts at the University of Cambridge filmed female musselsâwhich don’t have a head or brainâmoving to the waterâs edge and anchoring into the riverbed. With their back ends raised above the waterline, the freshwater mussel (Unio […]
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Dinosaur With Biggest Claws Ever Discovered Was ‘Edward Scissorhands on Speed’ Scientists Say
This bizarre dinosaur had the biggest claws ever discovered, showing itself to be like an âEdward Scissorhands on speedâ, say scientists. But the purpose of its terrifying talons have remained a mysteryâuntil now. âTherizinosaurus is famous for its sickle-like claws, each as long as a samurai sword: Edward Scissor-hands on speed,â said Dr. Chun-Chi Liao, […]
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Bumblebees Learn New âTrendsâ for Their Behavior by Watching Each Other and Learning
After a few bees figured out how to get a sweet treat from a locked container, the whole hive eventually learned how by watching and learning. The research, led by Queen Mary University of London and published inÂ PLOS Biology, provides strong evidence that social learning drives the spread of bumblebee behaviorâin this case, precisely how […]
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