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Scientists Discover an “Elephant” Graveyard in Northern Florida
Gomphotheres first evolved in Africa in the early Miocene period, approximately 23 million years ago before dispersing into Europe and Asia.
Report From Iceland Notes it Can Take Harpooned Fin Whales Hours to Die
“There is no humane way to kill a whale at sea. This new evidence underscores how outdated this practice is. It has to end immediately – no one in Iceland is dependent on this meat.”
Ancient Peoples in Mexico Used Prickly Pear Cactus to Build Pyramids
“When you chop cactus leaves and let it rest in the water, by the next day it becomes sticky.”
Tiger Population in Thai Wildlife Sanctuary Sees Increases for the First Time in 30 Years
“In some areas, including much of Southeast Asia, tigers are still in crisis and declining in number.”
African Serval Cat Found Wandering Missouri Farm Sent to Rescue Sanctuary
After the family discovered the animal in the trap, they reached out to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, via email on January 17.
South Africa Reaches Deal with India on Cheetah Transfer
Officials involved in the operation said that the previous Cheetah transfer from Namibia marked the first intercontinental relocation of cheetahs.
Rare White Dolphin Spotted by Whale Watchers Off California’s Dana Point
During an 8-hour whale-watching trip, passengers and crew spotted a large nursery pod of 35-45 Risso’s dolphins.
Scotsman Freaked Out by 4-Foot Corn Snake Living in Late Aunt’s Kitchen Sink
Corn snakes are a variety of rat snake named for the brightly-colored pattern on their scales which supposedly resemble maize, an early form of corn.
Florida Manatees Continue to Face Difficult Times as Food Sources Dwindle
A feeding program to supplement their food intake began in early 2022 and started again this winter due to what marine experts have called an “unusual mortality event” among sea cows.
Insanely Cute Pygmy Hippo Baby Born at Virginia Zoo Takes First Tiny Steps
At 3 days old, the baby had a neonatal exam where veterinarians checked her sex and general physical condition.
Great News! San Luis Obispo Seeing More Monarch Butterflies Than Over the Last 20 Years
Monarch butterflies were recently considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Big Cat Ownership Curtailed in the U.S. by Senate Decision
Carole Baskin, who appeared on the
Tiger King as the founder of the Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary, became an early champion of the bill and admitted that she’s “thrilled” with the outcome.
UCLA Researchers Identify 65 Species Capable of “Laughing”
“When we laugh, we are often providing information to others that we are having fun and also inviting others to join.”
A Young Boy in India Bitten by a Cobra Bites Back to Kill the Venomous Snake
In this case, the boy received a dry bite, which can be likened to a warning shot.
Herd of Indian Elephants Get Revenge on Man for Dead Calf
According to forest department officials, at least 210 people have been killed in elephant attacks in the state over the last three years.