Animals

News on animals, including endangered species, interesting animal facts, and coverage of issues related to animal rights and animal cruelty.

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Bee-keepers Issue Urgent Appeal After Finding Stricken Hives

BEE populations have been decimated on the east coast of Canada, prompting bee-keepers to ask the public to plant wildflowers.

150,000 Orangutans Lost in 16 years to Human Intervention

Upwards of 150,000 Borneo orangutans – almost half the global population – were killed over a 16-year period due to human conflict and deforestation of their habitats.
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The Most Awe-Inspiring Photos & Videos from National Geographic, Week of Jan 1

To help capture the beauty of our planet and its wildlife, we’ve collected the most awe-inspiring photos from National Geographic this week. Clicking on any item will open it in...

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years. IVM...
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Robot bees vs real bees – why tiny drones can’t compete with the real...

The latest service to be revolutionised by drones might not be package delivery or internet connections but the far more valuable service of pollination. Researchers in Japan have been...

Ringling Bros. Circus shutdown is a distraction from the real issue: Eating animals

The “Greatest Show On Earth,” the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, announced in January that it will finally close in May. The circus was simply not...
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How microplastics make their way up the ocean food chain into fish

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has researchers around the world...
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Climate change is affecting all life on Earth – and that’s not good news...

More than a dozen authors from different universities and nongovernmental organizations around the world have concluded, based on an analysis of hundreds of studies, that almost every aspect of...
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Without birds, tropical forests won’t bounce back from deforestation

Among its many other claims to fame, the Amazon rainforest contains more than 1,500 bird species. Around a quarter of them are found nowhere else on Earth. Many of...
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How Old Will You Be When These Animals Go Extinct?

It’s estimated that between hundreds to thousands of species go extinct every year, according to stats from the WWF. In fact, some projections put the number of annual extinctions at 100,000...

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