You may have heard the news of what sounds like a resurrection story on the small island of Aldabra, off the coast of Madagascar. Around 136,000 years ago, the island was submerged in water and a layer of limestone captured the rails—a species of flightless […]
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A male elephant’s tusks are bigger and heavier than those of a female of the same age, says Poole, who serves as scientific director of a nonprofit called ElephantVoices. “But once there’s been heavy poaching pressure on a population, then the poachers start to focus […]
Humpback whales in the southern oceans around Antarctica appear to be breeding successfully, recovering their population. CreditEitan Abramovich/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In a rare piece of good news for whales, humpbacks who live and breed in the southern oceans near Antarctica appear to be making […]
It’s not clear exactly when people developed the technology that allowed them to begin hunting whales, but scholars generally believe Arctic whaling developed off the coast of Alaska sometime between 600 and 800 CE. For thousands of years before then, Arctic people survived by hunting […]
Bowerbirds create magical and beautiful nesting sites to court their mates. They are bird artists that match color combinations with all kinds of plants, bottle caps, berries or iridescent beetles. There are over 20 different types of Bowerbirds. Bowerbird bower – Ingo Arndt/National Geographic