May 19, 2016

Fossil bird had record wingspan

Scientists on Wednesday said they have found the remains of a giant prehistoric bird that lived 50 million years ago in Antarctica and had the largest wingspan ever recorded. Paleontologists at a natural history museum in Argentina said they had identified the pelagornithid, or ...

World's smallest porpoise near extinction in Mexico

May 14, 2016

World's smallest porpoise near extinction in Mexico

Environmentalists warned Friday that Mexico’s vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, is close to extinction after the government reported that only 60 were found late last year. The population has dramatically dropped despite the arrival of navy reinforcements in the upper Gulf of California ...

30-year-old Siamese is world's oldest living cat

May 11, 2016

30-year-old Siamese is world's oldest living cat

A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan’s administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living cat. Guinness says Scooter celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26. He lives in Mansfield, Texas. Owner Gail Floyd attributes Scooter’s longevity to ...

May 10, 2016

Leaping sturgeon knocks boater unconscious on Florida river

Wildlife officials say a Florida man was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon that leapt into his boat on the Suwannee River during a fishing tournament. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release that 62-year-old Ronald Dick and his son ...