Nature / Wildlife

Startling orangutan population decline recorded in Borneo

Startling orangutan population decline recorded in Borneo

Published 15/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: An orangutan hold its baby at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island on January 11, [more…]

Scientists, fishermen in Macedonia team up to save rare trout

Scientists, fishermen in Macedonia team up to save rare trout

Published 14/02/2018

A hydrobiologist from the Hydrobiological Institute of Ohrid visually checks a trout during a method of artificial spawning, in Ohrid, Macedonia February 9, 2018. Picture [more…]

Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can’t run for Kansas governor

Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can’t run for Kansas governor

Published 14/02/2018

Angus, a a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla dog owned by Terran Woolley is pictured in Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S. in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters [more…]

Girl power: life’s going swimmingly for all-female fish species

Girl power: life’s going swimmingly for all-female fish species

Published 12/02/2018

The Amazon molly, an all-female species that engages in asexual reproduction, appears in a handout photo taken in a laboratory at the University of Wurzburg [more…]

Surprising bat genetic trait holds secrets of longevity

Surprising bat genetic trait holds secrets of longevity

Published 08/02/2018

The greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) is shown in this undated handout photo taken in Brittany, France, released on February 7, 2018. Courtesy Olivier Farcy/Handout [more…]

Arachnophobes take heed: this ancient spider had a whip-like tail

Arachnophobes take heed: this ancient spider had a whip-like tail

Published 05/02/2018

A Cretaceous arachnid Chimerarachne yingi, found trapped in a 100 million year old amber from Myanmar, appears in a handout illustration provided on February 5, [more…]

Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

Published 01/02/2018

An adult female polar bear lays on the sea ice wearing a GPS satellite video-camera collar in this handout photo provided February 1, 2018. Anthony [more…]

Locust swarms pose threat to World Cup pitches: Russian official

Locust swarms pose threat to World Cup pitches: Russian official

Published 31/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Locusts are seen in a meadow near a wheat field near the town of Neftekumsk, Russia, May 24, 2012. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/File PhotoMOSCOW (Reuters) [more…]

Fossil of school bus-sized dinosaur dug up in Egyptian desert

Fossil of school bus-sized dinosaur dug up in Egyptian desert

Published 29/01/2018

Artist's life reconstruction of the titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae on a coastline in what is now the Western Desert of Egypt approximately 80 million years [more…]

Baboons go on the run after jumping Paris zoo enclosure

Baboons go on the run after jumping Paris zoo enclosure

Published 26/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Baboons preen each other at the Paris Zoological Park in the Bois de Vincennes in the east of Paris, France, October 23, 1995. [more…]