Entries in wildlife (150)

Friday
Nov202015

The Most Devoted Parents In The Animal Kingdom

While human parents have nappies, terrible twos, school runs, homework and driving lessons to deal with, in the animal kingdom the parental tasks are as diverse as the animals themselves. They learn to swim, stand, and feed themselves and go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their species.

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Friday
Nov202015

The UK’s Urban Wildlife

Wildlife isn’t just the brown bear in the forests of North America or Eastern Europe, wildlife is right here in front of you; all you need to do is look a little closer, maybe look up or down, and most importantly, know where to look. Even in the cities, you will find a range of animals.

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Monday
Nov162015

Stick Your Neck Out To Save The Giraffes 

Conservation has increased its importance over the last years. More organisations and governments are getting involved in raising awareness and supporting wildlife conservation. One of the animals which have caught their attention is the giraffe.

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Monday
Nov092015

Survival School: 6 Species That Cheated Extinction 

Low and behold we have entered the apocalyptic-sounding Sixth Great Mass Extinction, and perhaps we should fear the worst for the more endangered of our animal acquaintances. Yet some animals are refusing to play by the rules. Here are six of nature’s finest who refused to give up despite having the odds stacked against them.

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Thursday
Oct292015

5 Sinister Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are a force to be reckoned with for insects! Growing in areas deprived of nutrient-rich soil, theyare equipped with cunning ways to trap and digest their prey. Among 630 species, five different kinds of trapping mechanisms have been identified, and it may only be a matter of time before these plants develop a taste for blood…

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Thursday
Oct292015

The Bee All And End All: Why Should We Care That The Bees Are Dying?

An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, ‘man would only have four years of life left’. You’d think a premonition this dire would spark immediate action, but despite the devastation of bee populations over the last decade, it seems like the world could care less. So is Einstein right? And if so, what can we do about it?

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Friday
Oct232015

5 Places To See Incredible Wildlife In Europe 

We always seem to look afar when it comes to seeing wildlife. It seems more exciting, colourful and diverse on every continent other than Europe. Tropical birds are more colourful than a gull, that much is true, but you don’t have to go abroad to find unique and breathtaking wildlife. Why not stay in Europe for your next trip?

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Friday
Aug212015

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Today, there are two species of orangutan - Bornean and Sumatran - inhabiting the Indonesian and Malaysian islands from which they get their name. Fossil evidence suggests that since the Pleistocene era orangutans have been distributed widely across much of South East Asia. However populations of the world’s largest arboreal mammals have recently been in decline.

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Thursday
Dec182014

10 Deadly facts about animals 

Animals are often associated with cute photos of cats, dog, birds or even happy sloths and monkeys in the wild… But there is more to the story. Did you that African hunting dogs are some of the most efficient predators? Or that honey badgers are the most fearless animals on the planet? Get ready for 10 deadly facts about animals!

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Monday
Dec152014

Animals that stand out from the crowd

The world seems to be unable to get enough of pandas, lions, cute monkeys, turtles and colourful birds – so no wonder some animals feel left out. To honour their existence, today’s article has been dedicated to the world’s slightly strange looking creatures that don’t always get the respect they deserve due to their laughable looks. Let’s change that!

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Monday
Dec152014

Canine Distemper Virus posing a serious threat to the 50-year survival of wild tiger species

A virus, mainly affecting dogs, is threatening the remaining, endangered wild populations of tigers worldwide. If left unattended, it poses a serious threat to this species, now risking extinction within 50 years. Any conservation efforts towards tigers must keep Canine Distemper Virus in their sights if we are to help this majestic animal survive as long as possible.

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Monday
Dec012014

Wildlife in the wild: Here are the best spots

Staring into the eyes of a caged lion is not much fun, is it? There are so many better ways to explore wildlife than visiting a zoo that will often offer you a much more limited experience. Truth to be told, animals will always be happier in the wild but the question is: How do you find them? Where do you go? Here are the best places to spot exotic animals.

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Monday
Nov242014

Fascinating ways animals greet each other

A handshake, a kiss on the cheek, a bow… We humans have many different ways of greeting each other, depending on context and culture. Animals, too, have a huge variety of greetings, some eerily similar to ours and some specific to their species. Here are the different ways in which animals say “hello” to each other.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

40 years later and the Big Blues Bounce Back!

Despite the horrific exploitation of Blue Whales since the 1930s; hunted for their meat and blubber by Russian fleets, recent research has shown that numbers are on the rise again, reaching around a mere 97% fight back from their previous numbers (500). This said, there is still cause of concern towards the probability of ship strikes that would directly impact upon cherished numbers and therefore populations may remain unstable still.

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Monday
Nov172014

Extraordinary Newborns: their first steps put to the test

‘The greatest challenges any animal faces are within the first few hours/days when they are smallest and most vulnerable’- Sir David Attenborough. Many animals have instinctively adapted to their first experiences of the world, but some have it harder than most!  

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