Jun 19, 2015

Hundreds arrested in global crackdown on wildlife contraband

A global crackdown on wildlife trafficking has netted “huge” amounts of whale bones, rhino horn, ivory and other contraband, leading to hundreds of arrests, European and Asian authorities announced Thursday. Operation Cobra III saw police in 62 countries swoop on suspected wildlife smugglers between ...

Most kangaroos are left-handed: study

Jun 19, 2015

Most kangaroos are left-handed: study

Kangaroos tend to be lefties, according to a study Thursday that sheds new light on the capacity for mammals, particularly those that walk upright, to prefer one paw over the other. The study was published in the journal Current Biology. Lead researcher Yegor Malashichev ...

Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

Jun 18, 2015

Runaway tiger kills man in Tbilisi after flood damages zoo

A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital before being shot by police Wednesday, a day after officials said all the zoo’s tigers had died. Zoo Director Zurab Gurielidze acknowledged he ...

Jun 18, 2015

Dinosaurs avoided tropics due to hot, dry climate: study

An unpredictable, yet scorching and dry climate kept large, grass-eating dinosaurs out of the tropics for some 30 million years after they first appeared on Earth, a study out Monday found. It has been a long-standing mystery: Why did long-necked dinosaurs seem to avoid ...

All lions, tigers accounted for in Tbilisi zoo flooding

Jun 17, 2015

All lions, tigers accounted for in Tbilisi zoo flooding

All of the lions and tigers that were missing after severe flooding swamped Tbilisi’s zoo have been found dead. One jaguar remained unaccounted for, but zoo staffers said they have little hope that it survived. The discovery of the last of the missing lions ...

Jun 12, 2015

Dogs snub people who are mean to their owners: study

Dogs don’t like people who are mean to their owners, researchers said Friday, and will refuse food offered by people who have snubbed their master. The findings reveal that canines have the capacity to cooperate socially — a characteristic found in a relatively small ...