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Great White Sharks Rely On Energy Stored In Their Livers For Long-Distance Journeys, Research Finds

Great white sharks rely on fat/oil stores in their huge livers for energy during their non-stop long-distance journeys — some over distances of more than 2,500 miles, new research from Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium has found. The fact that great white sharks don’t actually feed during long-distance migrations is a relatively recent […]

July 17th

Wild Cat Mimicks Monkey Vocals

Scientists have documented for the first time that a wild cat deliberately imitated the cries of a monkey in order to draw it closer for an attack. Marguays are medim-sized wild cats and obviously hunt for small animals to eat. Researchers were able to observe a margay making noises similar to that of a baby […]

July 16th

Caracal Kittens — Facts, Pictures, And Video

Some images of caracal kittens — the small wild cat kittens seen below — have recently been going viral on the internet, as a result I figured that it’d be a good idea to provide some background on the relatively unknown species of wild cat. As well as, of course, posting pictures of the adorable […]

July 15th

Florida Panther Kitten Found Healthy

A wild Florida panther kitten about one month old was found two weeks ago by biologists working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The kitten was birthed by a female adult panther that was raised as an orphan. This young adult was just released back into the wild in January of this year. The […]

July 9th

Tiger Cub Killed By Men; Tigers Kill Man

The reporting on this situation in Sumatra is almost completely human-centric. Some men ventured into Sumatran tiger habitat to trap deer. They accidentally caught a Sumatran tiger cub, which they killed. Sumatran tigers are critically endangered with only about 300-350 remaining in the wild. That is, they are on the brink of extinction. You would […]

July 9th

Animal News Roundup: Ancient Horse Genome Sequenced, Elephant Diet Choices Shape Evolution, & A Lizard Live Birth Mystery Solved

Three intriguing and exciting animal news stories to report…So, let’s get to it. Genome from a 700,000 Year Old Horse Fossil Is Sequenced Setting the record for the oldest animal (human or otherwise) to have its DNA sequenced, a team of evolutionary biologists has sequenced DNA found in a bone from an ancient horse-like species […]

June 26th

Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans, and Gharials — Crocodilian Facts And Images (10 Friday Photos)

Crocodilians — crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and caimans — are some of the most successful predators on the planet, as well as being very interesting looking. They possess an impressive array of “super-sensory” adaptations that make them very effective hunters within their preferred habitats. They are also some of my “favorite” animals — meaning that their […]

June 14th

2 Tiger Poachers Caught In India

Two tiger poachers have been caught in Mansar, India. They are allegedly part of the Baheliya gang, a group of thirty individuals who have claimed to have killed five tigers in the last month. Their illegal poaching activity is compounded by selling the skins to a trader in northern India. There is also an illegal […]

June 10th