Category: Animals

VIDEO: Having A Four-Legged Friend Improves Quality Of Life, According To Report

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska Dog owners are ‘happier’ than those without a four-legged companion, according to a report. Those with a dog have 69% more meaningful interactions in terms of one-to-ones which boost their overall mood in a given month compared to those without a pet. The study of 2,004 adults also found dog owners benefit

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Animal Wrangler Coaxes Perfect Screen Performances From Her Pets 

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska Animals are more than just companions — sometimes they are also careers. Bozena Bienkowska has worked as an “animal wrangler” for 20 years, after working as an equine behaviorist for the BBC. She currently has 22 Andalusian horses, which are used in films, due to their beauty and nature. Bienkowska also breeds

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Breathtaking Aerial Images Reveal 11 Nests Perched 100 Feet In Trees At 17th Century Stately Home

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska Breathtaking aerial images have revealed a cluster of 11 heron nests perched 100 feet in the treetops of a 17th-century stately home in England – boosting hopes of a surge in the numbers breeding in the UK. The amazing pictures captured the scenes at the heronry at the National Trust run Belton

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Shell Of A Find: Scientists Find Massive Haul Of 80-Million-Year-Old Titanosaur Eggs

By Joseph Golder Scientists found about 20 large 80-million-year-old dinosaur eggs when they unearthed a titanosaur nesting site in Brazil. The dinosaur egg nest, which dates back to the Cretaceous period, approximately 145 to 66 million years ago, was discovered in an abandoned limestone mine in the rural area of Ponte Alta, in the southeastern

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Mammals ‘Put Brawn Before Brains To Survive The Post-Dinosaur World’

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska Mammals put brawn before brains to survive the post-dinosaur world, according to new research. Prehistoric mammals bulked up, rather than develop bigger brains, to boost their survival chances once dinosaurs had become extinct and were “fairly dim-witted” compared to mammals today, say Scottish scientists who led the study. For the first 10

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Newly Discovered Seabird Placed Straight On ‘Critically Endangered’ Species List

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska A newly discovered seabird has been placed straight on the “critically endangered” species list. The fate of the New Caledonian storm petrel, found in the South Pacific, rests on scientists being able to find and protect its breeding grounds. The population is estimated at between 100 and 1,000 pairs as they are

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Like Learning To Drive: Bird Dads Guide Young On First Migration

By Martin M Barillas The males of a migratory bird species not only defend their young from danger but also lead them on their inaugural winter migration. A team of researchers from Scandinavia and the United Kingdom studied the Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) and published their results in the journal Nature Communications. The Caspian tern

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