Entries in Animals (162)

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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Monday
Sep182017

Top 5 underappreciated  species

There are certain species of animal in the world that constantly appear on wildlife documentaries and are known for being cute and charismatic. However there are countless other species that are often ignored and remain under the radar when it comes to awareness. Here we take a look at 5 underappreciated species!

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Tuesday
Sep122017

The charismatic megafauna  problem

Charismatic megafauna – a.k.a. cute, recognisable and fluffy (mostly) animals - have become the customary flagship species for most conservation groups and steal the spotlight when it comes to media attention.

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Monday
Sep112017

5 things you can do to attract wildlife to your  garden

As well as large-scale conservation projects, it’s also important to help wildlife at a local level. There are so many things you can do, even with a small space, to attract wildlife to your garden, here we talk you through five of the best ideas!

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Thursday
Sep072017

Top 5 Countries to Visit for Birdwatching 

Birds are amazing creatures that are extremely diverse and interesting. From the smallest hummingbird to the tallest ostrich, from seed-eating sparrows to sloth-eating harpy eagles, this article talks you through some of the most interesting birds in the world and the amazing countries where you can find them.

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Wednesday
Aug302017

Animal Profile: Komodo  Dragon

The largest lizards to roam the earth, Komodo Dragons are known for their strength, speed, and predatory dominance in their habitat. Read on for more facts about the powerful Komodo Dragon!

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