Climate change spells trouble for many tropical birds — especially those living in mountains, coastal forests and relatively small areas — and the damage will be compounded by other threats like habitat loss, disease and competition among species.
Zoos in Germany are struggling to keep their animals safe in a 10-day-long cold snap freezing most of the Europe. Zoo workers working diligently to bring small animals such as meerkats into warm enclosures. Even the penguins couldn't take the cold, said André Stadler, a curator at the Wuppertal more »
Volunteers and whale experts were still trying Tuesday to save about 40 pilot whales more than a day after almost 100 of the animals beached themselves at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The Group says that 34 whales have already died.
An Australian swimmer is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a tiger shark in what is the country’s second attack in two days and third this month.
Fifty-three dead New Zealand fur seals have been found washed up on the Eyre Peninsula in New Zealand.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reminded people Tuesday to avoid coming in contact with domestic birds or consuming raw poultry and eggs as a precaution to keep avian flu away during the Lunar New Year.
Between 40 and 50 common and Atlantic white-sided dolphins washed up on Cape Cod since Thursday. At least 20 have died and the number will likely rise. A total of 19 have been saved so far.
Scientists in northern Europe are scrambling to learn more about a new virus that causes fetal malformations and stillbirths in cattle, sheep, and goats. For now, they don’t have a clue about the virus’s origins or why it’s suddenly causing an outbreak; in order to speed up the process, they want to share the virus and protocols for detecting it with anyone interested in studying the disease or developing diagnostic tools and vaccines.