Animals

As societies evolved, so did our courts of law. The courts were used to set a line between right and wrong, and when people crossed that line, they were prosecuted and punished according to the law.  (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

Did We Really Once Have Trials for Animals?

When animals attack, there is no formal prosecution, no court, or even a defense attorney appointed. However, this was not always the case. During the Middle Ages, animals were charged with crimes (usually murder), and were brought to court. They…

Reduced rabbit populations over the past 20 years are thought to have benefited the species. (Image:  Katherine Moseby   )

Small Carnivorous Marsupial Back From Extinction

The small carnivorous marsupial, known only from fossilized bone fragments called a crest-tailed mulgara, (Dasycercus cristicauda) has been extinct in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for more than a century. Well, that’s before discovering it in the Sturt National Park, northwest of…

There are many instances of different animals showing their gratitude when humans have intervened in life-threatening situations. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Watch This Whale’s Amazing Reaction

This footage is unbelievable. A whale watcher and conservationist, Michael Fishbach, along with his family and crew, came across a young humpback whale floating on the surface of the water while they were boating, and it appeared to be dead.…

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Human Anti-Cancer Drugs May Help Tasmanian Devils

Transmissible cancers are incredibly rare in nature, yet have arisen in Tasmanian devils on at least two separate occasions. New research from the University of Cambridge identifies key anti-cancer drugs…

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Dog Repays Merchant Who Saved His Life

During the Qi Dynasty in China, there was a wealthy businessman named Jia Sheng. He successfully completed a lucrative fur trade in Wuhu City, a beautiful lake port in Anhui…

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Did We Really Once Have Trials for Animals?

When animals attack, there is no formal prosecution, no court, or even a defense attorney appointed. However, this was not always the case. During the Middle Ages, animals were charged…

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Small Carnivorous Marsupial Back From Extinction

The small carnivorous marsupial, known only from fossilized bone fragments called a crest-tailed mulgara, (Dasycercus cristicauda) has been extinct in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for more than a century. Well, that’s…

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Watch This Whale’s Amazing Reaction

This footage is unbelievable. A whale watcher and conservationist, Michael Fishbach, along with his family and crew, came across a young humpback whale floating on the surface of the water…

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Meet the Tame Tiger Cub Breast Fed by a Sow

The influence mothers can have on their young ones is quite profound. This does not only apply to human being,s but as the following story shows, it applies to animals…

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2 Reasons Why Animals Have Feelings

People usually think that animals are not sentient beings. However, on some occasions, it has been found that animals are sentient and can express their feelings in a way that…

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How China Uses Pandas as a Political Tool

In Vox’s video, China’s panda diplomacy, explained, I was surprised to learn how pandas are used as tools in China for diplomatic strategies. Most all of the pandas in zoos worldwide belong…

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3 New Sub-Species of Snow Leopard Discovered

The snow leopard is known for its beautiful thick fur and elusive behavior. Their white-gray coat spotted with large black rosettes helps it to blend in perfectly with the steep…

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The Penguin Parade Nature Park at Night

The Little Penguins of Phillip Island come ashore each night at Summerland Beach. Now it’s April, and at this time of year the Little Penguins molt. You might say losing…