Entries in Animals (167)

Monday
Jan152018

Top 5 Animals to See in 2018 Before They’re Extinct 

Flickr | cuatrok77You can probably guess what is triggering the extinction of many animals around the globe…It begins with C. Yes it’s the dreaded topic of Climate change. Though, it’s not the only trigger; deforestation and hunting come in close second. Since the beginning, humanity has discovered approximately 1.2 million species...

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Tuesday
Jan092018

Issues of Invasive Species 

Believe it or not, after habitat loss, invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity. In a new environment or ecosystem, invasive species become predators and compete with the existing species, to the extent that they are inhibiting the survival of native plants and animals!

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Tuesday
Dec192017

Top 5 Christmas  Creatures

Animals represent an important symbol of Christmas. The truth is that many animals are central to the story of Christmas, not only featured in Christmas tales, but signify historical, biblical and mythological associations...

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Species at Risk in the  UK

There are ubiquitous, internationally reaching campaigns to raise awareness for animals near extinction, and rightly so. We need to do whatever we can for all endangered species around the world. We often hear about the Snow Leopard or the White Rhino, but do you know which animals are endangered in the United Kingdom?  

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Tuesday
Nov282017

Democracy in the Wild 

Voting may seem like a predominantly human activity but we are not the only ones who do it. Research has shown that many animals live in a democratic society, making decisions as a group and having their say on what’s best. These animals have adopted unique and fascinating ways to come to a conclusion; maybe we could learn a few lessons from them…

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Wednesday
Nov082017

Drones in the  Wild

Drones have infiltrated our society quicker than anybody could have predicted. Whilst they are popular amongst wildlife and landscape photographers, can this new form of intelligent life actually prove beneficial in conservation efforts, or is it having a negative impact on nature and its inhabitants? Here we explore the development and the ethics of drones in the wild.

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Tuesday
Nov072017

5 Animals with Awesome  Camouflages

Whilst many animals at the top of the food chain do not need elaborate camouflaging mechanisms to go about their daily lives, for lots of other animals it is an essential defence mechanism in order to hide from predators. Here we explore a unique selection of animals and their unbelievable camouflages.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Exploring the Amazon  River

The Amazon River and the surrounding habitat that it supports is known to be some of the most biodiverse habitat in the world. This river is also famous for its vast size; it is one of the longest rivers in the world and during the rainy season can reach widths of 24 miles. Here we talk you through some of the jaw-dropping facts that make the Amazon so astounding.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

The reintroduction  debate

In the past, if a species became locally extinct in a country, it stayed that way. Now, with new technologies and a deeper understanding of animals’ ecological needs, reintroductions of certain species are becoming more and more common.

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Monday
Oct302017

5 Matriarchal  Species

Whilst it is assumed that the males hold the power in the animal kingdom, there are some species where the female animals are looked up to and respected much more than their partners. Check out these ladies, with a whole lot of grrrrrrl power…

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Tuesday
Oct242017

The Strangest Looking  Species

In this article we explore the natural world’s most unusual looking creatures. We take a look at strange marine fish that walk instead of swim, prehistoric-looking antelope and more and explore the reasons why these animals have evolved their odd looks.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

The Unethical Trade of Exotic  Pets

The exotic pet trade is a multi-million dollar industry second only to drugs and weapons on the black market, and it’s growing. Whilst there are some laws in place prohibiting the trade or ownership of exotic pets, in some countries they are not enforced, and there is little fear of prosecution.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Unlikely Animal  Friends

In this article we take a look at unlikely pairings of animals that seem to benefit from one another’s company, from over-protective ants to hitchhiking fish we explore the world of symbioses and discover why certain species tolerate their companions.

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Top 5 Nocturnal  Species

There are many animals that stalk and scamper through the darkness of night and sleep during daylight, their behaviour is often a mystery, as the lack of light makes them hard to observe. In this article we talk you through 5 of the most interesting nocturnal species!

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Wednesday
Sep202017

The dark side of wildlife  souvenirs

Everyone likes to buy souvenirs to bring home with them after their travels; they can be a great way to remember your trip. However, some of the souvenirs on offer around the world have a dark secret and could be seriously harming the local wildlife.

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