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International Collaboration to Save the Pallass Cat
Animals  (tags: Pallas' cats, study, conservation, protection )

Linda
- 51 days ago - snowleopard.org
A new partnership between Nordens Ark, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, and the Snow Leopard Trust aims to increase our knowledge of the Pallas cat, a small, scarcely studied feline that shares much of the snow leopard's range.
AUSTRALIA: Raine Island's Baby Turtles at Risk From Rising Sea Levels
Animals  (tags: rising sea levels, study, sea turtles, sea turtle births, endangered, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, animals, animalwelfare )

Cal
- 340 days ago - smh.com.au
The research, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, found that rising sea levels could threaten the viability of turtle eggs and lower the number of baby turtles successfully hatched.
Is Breeding Endangered Species in Captivity the Right Way to Go?
Animals  (tags: study, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, endangered, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cal
- 383 days ago - onearth.org
A new study says captive breeding programs often do endangered species more harm than good.
Eye Contact Helps Strengthen The Bond Between Pooches And Their Owners
Animals  (tags: dogs, humans, dog-human bond, study, animal behavior, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, animals )

Cal
- 434 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains that helps them bond, a study says.
The Science Is in - Whips Hurt Horses (Also - Link to PETITION)
Animals  (tags: Animal Cruelty, horses, whips, racing, Australia, study )

Evelyn
- 460 days ago - animalsaustralia.org
During an interview for ABC's Catalyst, the Racing Board's chief executive conceded during that if there was evidence that horses were hurt by whips, then "of course, we would do away with the whip." Mr McGauran - the science has spoken: whips hurt
Vomit to Poison: Gift-Giving in the Animal Kingdom
Animals  (tags: animal kingdom, gift giving, study, interesting )

Giana
- 547 days ago - news.discovery.com
Gift-giving is widespread in the animal kingdom, with the most common type of present being a nuptial gift, according to multiple studies.
Lizard Looks Like Falling Leaf (Acts Like One Too)
Animals  (tags: Lizard, camouflage, leaf, study, interesting )

Giana
- 547 days ago - news.discovery.com
The Bornean gliding lizard has such effective camouflage that each individual perfectly matches the color of falling leaves in its particular forest habitat, according to a new study.
Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away
Animals  (tags: elephants, rain, detection, 150 miles, interesting, study, wildlife )

Giana
- 616 days ago - news.discovery.com
If you want to know when it's going to rain, ask an elephant. Apparently, they just know. That's according to new research suggesting the lumbering giants can sense when a storm is coming, even if the ominous clouds are gathering a long way off.
Chimp Sign Language 'Dictionary' Created
Animals  (tags: wildlife, chimpanzees, sign language, dictionary, study )

Giana
- 720 days ago - news.discovery.com
Chimpanzees use their hands to say "follow me," "stop that" or "take this," according to new research seeking to translate the sophisticated messages flowing back and forth.
Scorpions Build Mansions With Sun Rooms, Cool Beds
Animals  (tags: scorpions, architects, constructions, underground, homes, interesting, study )

Giana
- 724 days ago - news.discovery.com
Scorpions are master architects, constructing homes that include both a sunning platform and a cool room that retains humidity, according to new research.
Why Koalas Hug Trees
Animals  (tags: wildlife, AnimalWelfare, study, habitat, behavior, koalas )

Giana
- 752 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The mention of a koala bear often conjures up an image of an adorable spoon-nosed creature cocking its head to one side while clinging to a tree.
10 Most Unusual Animal Vocal Mimics
Animals  (tags: animals, vocal mimics, photos, study, interesting )

Giana
- 783 days ago - news.discovery.com
Polly may want a cracker, but other animal vocal mimics use their talent to get a lot more, suggests a new study published in the journal Science.
Adaptation Keeps Sloths' Lungs From Being Crushed
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, wildlife, sloths, lungs, study, interesting )

Giana
- 792 days ago - news.discovery.com
If you're worried that you haven't spent enough time on the question of how a sloth can hang upside-down all the time without its slow-digesting stomach rendering its lungs useless, worry no more: Others have put in the time, and now there is an answer.
Some Monkeys Are (Really) Monogamous
Animals  (tags: wildlife, animals, habitat, behavior, monogomy, study, interesting, humans )

Giana
- 803 days ago - news.discovery.com
Unlike many humans, some monkeys are genuinely faithful to their mates.
Like People, Pigeons Can Categorize
Animals  (tags: animals, pigeons, images, categories, interesting, study )

Giana
- 805 days ago - news.discovery.com
Pigeons learn to put complicated images into categories by focusing on details that matter and ignoring irrelevant features.
 

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