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 ...

'Hellboy' dinosaur unearthed in Canada

Jun 7, 2015

'Hellboy' dinosaur unearthed in Canada

A new horned dinosaur that was a relative of Triceratops has been unearthed in Canada, researchers say. The bones were found sticking out of a cliff along the Oldman River in southeastern Alberta about a decade ago. “However, it was not until the specimen ...

Jun 7, 2015

Tiny bird imitates hawk to scare predator

A bird weighing just 8 grams scares off a predator 40 times bigger by imitating the “hawk alarm” of other species, scientists say. The trick is used by the brown thornbill, one of Australia’s tiniest birds, to scare off the pied currawong, they reported ...

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

Jun 6, 2015

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

A giant, motorized fake orca deployed to scare off hundreds of sea lions ensconced on the docks of an Oregon fishing village capsized before it could complete its scarecrow mission, officials said Friday. Officials in the town of Astoria were working Friday to tow ...