In the state of California, any bear that harms a human is considered a public safety threat that must be euthanized in order to minimize harm. This black bear family, however, is the first in history that has been given a second chance at life instead. The mother of three cubs landed in trouble when she broke into the home...
In 2013, conservationists voiced their concern over disappearing monarch butterfly populations in Mexico. Several years later, however, the government has ensured that the insects are flourishing, thanks to their crack down on illegal logging. According to the Mexican office of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the country's newest environmental police force has curbed the logging of forests in which they were...
In the mid-1990s, 1,000 truckloads of orange peels and orange pulp were purposefully unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden forest. A team led by Princeton University researchers surveyed the land 16 years after the orange peels were deposited. They found a 176% increase in the wood volume...
Forget about learning French or Japanese – there is now an app that can help you speak in elephant. Hello in Elephant is a smartphone app that can translate texts, expressions, and phrases into its basic elephant language counterpart. This means that instead of saying “I love you” or “I'm happy” to your romantic partner, you can send them a...
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Starting on November 30th, grizzly bear trophy hunting will be banned in the Canadian province of British Columbia. “This action is supported by the vast majority of people across our province,” said the Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson. “By bringing trophy hunting of grizzlies to an end, we’re delivering on our commitment to British Columbians.” //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js
This baby flamingo named Squish is testing out his new blue booties – and it might be the cutest thing that you will see all week.
Among the many initiatives underway to save the decreasing elephant population, these drones might be the most impressive. Elephants are notorious for wandering away from protected spaces and national parks in search of newly-grown crops. One hungry mammal can be devastating for a farmer’s crop, leading villagers to throw stones or attack the elephants. Some farmers have even allowed poacher...
An unusual breed of fruit bat - previously nicknamed ‘Yoda’ due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master - has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat. Discovered in a remote rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the bat’s unusual features immediately saw it affectionately referred to as the ‘Yoda...
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