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Spain police find live snakes, lizards inside checked luggage Spanish police said Tuesday they found five snakes, two lizards and thousands of insects alive and hidden inside two suitcases that arrived on the holiday island of Gran Canaria on a flight from Madrid.
12 июня 2014
©REUTERS Circus performers flip over animal ban in Mexico City About 1,000 clowns, jugglers and animal trainers marched Tuesday against Mexico City's pending ban on circus animals.
11 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's dolphins remain and immediate action is needed to prevent their extinction.
11 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of Spanish zoo vet shoots keeper in gorilla escape drill A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital.
07 июня 2014
©Reuters/Charlie L. Harper III 'Extinct' bat found in Papua New Guinea A big-eared bat which was thought to be extinct has been found in a forest in Papua New Guinea, highlighting the unique biodiversity of the developing nation, researchers said.
05 июня 2014
Spider venom may save the bees: study Venom from one of the world's most poisonous spiders may help save the world's honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said.
05 июня 2014
Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters A microscopic marine creature believed to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well in New Zealand waters, researchers said.
30 мая 2014
©Reuters/Thomas Mukoya Elephants from Canada take up residence in US zoo Three female Asian elephants took up residence at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington on Friday after a 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) road trip from western Canada.
24 мая 2014
An elephant bird of Madagascar. Photo courtesy of New Zealand's iconic kiwi no Australian immigrant New Zealand's iconic kiwi is most closely related to the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar rather than the Australian emu as previously thought, researchers said Thursday.
23 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of Russian circus crocodile hurt by falling accountant A crocodile was injured in Russia when an accountant weighing 120 kilogrammes (260 pounds) fell on him during a bus trip through the arctic north, local media reported.
22 мая 2014
World's oldest sperm found in Australia The world's oldest and best-preserved sperm, dating back 17 million years, has been unearthed in Australia, scientists said.
15 мая 2014
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco Crocodile eats boy in PNG The limbs of an 11-year-old boy have been found inside a huge crocodile and his head discovered nearby after he was attacked in Papua New Guinea, a report said.
14 мая 2014
©Reuters/Joe Skipper Woman fights python to save pet dog in Hong Kong A woman used a pocket knife to fight off a huge Burmese python which attacked her dog while out walking in a Hong Kong country park, a report said.
11 мая 2014
©Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann Peru probes killing of endangered penguins Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins fund slashed to death at a center for endangered species.
24 апреля 2014
Eocasea martini. Photo courtesy of Paleontologists discover land herbivores' earliest ancestor Paleontologists unearthed the oldest ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton, shedding light onto plant eaters' emergence on land, a study said.
18 апреля 2014
Almaty Zoo inhabitants and visitors. Photo © Yaroslav Radlovski Be part of Almaty Zoo: take care of one animal Now everyone can be a part of the Almaty Zoo through either fostering an elephant, lama or any other animal or owning a bench with a custom nameplate on it.
16 апреля 2014
Fish losing survival instinct in acidic oceans: study Fish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research.
15 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Andrew Winning Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.
14 апреля 2014
Bats find shelter at Nazi German defence line in Poland An awe-inspiring Nazi defence line in western Poland has taken on a new role in peacetime as home to tens of thousands of bats in what is Europe's largest artificial roost.
08 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Enrique Calvo  Cap, goggles found from Australian shark attack victim The swimming cap and goggles of a woman taken by a shark in Australia have been found along with a small amount of human remains, police said.
04 апреля 2014

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