Scientists are warning that one of the world’s most endangered creatures has only one year left before going completely extinct if illegal fishing nets continue to be used. Urgent action is needed now, say the researchers of a new study, if we are to save the remaining vaquita porpoises.
After 70 years of industrial-level plastic production, the plastic-fantastic world of humans is making seabirds physically smaller and very sick from a variety of illnesses. In fact, the birds are not only smaller in size, but they are now living with an alarming list of health conditions, including high cholesterol and kidney problems, after ingesting plastic debris.
A new study has revealed some rather surprising news: unhatched baby birds can sense danger and warn their nest mates of that danger before any of them are even hatched.
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New York has become the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats.
Survey on how Americans feel about their dogs vs their partners.
As the world’s bee populations continue to decline, Holland is taking steps to give these pollinators new ecosystems.
In order to feature shelter animals in the favorable light they need and deserve, Adobe Lightroom sponsored the Picture Me Adopted! campaign in which professional photographers caught the best sides of these adorable potential companions.
The results of a recent study indicate that in Golden Retrievers the spay/neuter procedure is linked with an increased risk for obesity, and the timing of when the spay/neuter procedure is performed is linked with non-traumatic orthopedic injuries.
Researchers have accessed data on more than 19 million cats and have learned that most cats continue to put on weight as they age.
The way many researchers have measured, perceived and interpreted how capable apes are has been biased and the conclusions are all wrong, argue some scientists. Leading scientists in the field of ape cognition have conducted a study that reveals apes’ abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees.
There is now another reason to strengthen the human-animal bond: A new scientific study has demonstrated that in addition to potential psychological benefits, petting dogs and cats also has stress-relieving physiological benefits. The study results demonstrated that just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs can produce a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone.