Answer: It may not be for the reason you think. Why Turtles Evolved Shells: It Wasn’t for Protection The Atlantic The hard structures started forming before the long reign of the dinosaurs, and they did so for a specific purpose… Tyler Lyson from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science has devised a fascinating new … Continue reading Question: Why did turtles evolve with shells?
We love rescues…and baby sloths! Unbelievably Cute Pictures of Rescued Baby Sloths At an animal refuge run by the U.S. nonprofit Kids Saving the Rainforest, Trull has helped nurse many orphaned or abandoned baby sloths, most of which are then released back into the wild. Along the way she documented her work via photographs, which … Continue reading Abandoned, Rescued and Adorable Baby Sloths
A big change is underway. But raising a hen in a “cage free” environment doesn’t mean it will live in a bucolic setting, pecking for bugs in a great green field. Instead, the most common large-scale cage-free alternatives are so-called aviaries in which hens roost in close quarters, with row upon row stacked high in … Continue reading Industrialized Cage-Free Eggs: Not a Perfect Solution
19,000 Sea Turtle Eggs Seized in Anti-Smuggling Operation Police seized 19,000 sea turtle eggs off the coast of Malaysia in the early hours of July 16 in a special operation to hobble a major smuggling syndicate… Other wildlife crime busts: IVORY KINGPIN: In what activists call the biggest ivory trafficking case in Kenya’s … Continue reading Wildlife Crime Bust: Sea Turtle Eggs and more
These feral cats were slated for being euthanized until an ingenious idea saved them–and the health of their fellow humans… Are cats the ultimate weapon in public health? Rats are… as anyone who remembers fourth grade history will tell you, disease carriers of the civilization-ending variety. “Black death” may now be more manageable with modern … Continue reading Working Feral Cats Protect Human Health from Urban Rats
Of course many people within the animal welfare and animal rights worlds already know that animals can communicate with humans–if humans are paying attention and make the effort, that is. Now scientists are working to elevate that awareness of human-animal communication to the status of ‘fact’ by way of scientific evidence. First Proof That Wild … Continue reading Can Wild Animals Communicate with Humans? Yes, and now there is proof.