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Expert explains causes of blindness in pets and ways to prevent it

April 18, 2022 7:49 pm

Pet parents need to know that early detection of symptoms can sometimes prevent complete blindness

Spain probes private taxidermy museum with 1,000 animals

April 10, 2022 9:32 pm

The collection would fetch 29 million euros (USD31.5 million) on the black market, a Civil Guard statement said, adding that its owner could be charged with trafficking and other crimes against the environment.

Chennai: Vandalur zoo authorities prepare plan to keep animals cool

April 11, 2022 9:34 pm

Under the plan, all animals are provided with sufficient shade and adequate water. Moreover, shade nets have been set up at designated places to obstruct direct sunlight.

Who can horrify with its giggle or make you nervous with its howl?

April 05, 2022 2:10 pm

Listen in as we travel through the jungle and listen to the soundbox of creatures great and small

What takes down a bull elephant in a single bite?

January 04, 2022 12:53 pm

With spring-loaded reflexes and formidable swoops, the animal kingdom proves that size doesn’t matter

In orangutan parenting, the kids can get their own dinner

December 19, 2021 5:57 pm

A new study, published this month in Scientific Reports, describes 21 juvenile orangutans living with their mothers in a forest on the west coast of Aceh province in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Gaza shelter turns toy cars, bikes into aids for paralysed animals

December 13, 2021 6:12 pm

One of the dogs, Lucy, whose hind legs were paralysed in a car accident, was given a wheelchair built using the rainbow-coloured rubber wheels of a discarded childrens' bike.

Meet the giant bird-eating centipede found on a tiny island near Australia

September 29, 2021 7:32 pm

The centipede's diet consisted of geckos, skinks, crickets and marine fishes scavenged from regurgitated seabird meals.

How does the cuteness quotient play out in the animal community?

August 21, 2021 8:46 pm

Some say that we, human beings, recognise cuteness from around the age of three. Through our social interactions with parents and society around us, we learn to recognise what is thought to be cute and what is not

Obesity in animals: Symptoms, causes and treatment

June 18, 2021 11:40 am

Pet obesity is an epidemic and overweight pets tend to have shorter lifespans and lead less happy lives.


Best animal pictures of the year 2021

December 10, 2021 1:18 pm

These wildlife pictures will light up your day!

In pictures: The great British animal weigh-in

August 27, 2021 5:55 pm

The Zoo's keepers spend hours throughout the year recording the heights and weights of more than 20,000 animals in their care.


Science Take | How geckos move across water

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.

Science Take | How to give a spider an eye test

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Jumping spiders have excellent vision. To test it, scientists use a special machine of which there are only two in the world.

VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.

NYT ScienceTake | The Science Behind a Frog’s Leap

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

A frog’s leap is a study in power and accuracy. So how do frogs do it, and what can humans learn from its mechanics?

Do parrots understand economics? Well, kind of | NYT ScienceTake

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

At least four different species shows they can accurately assign value to food and tokens, swamping lower value items for higher value food.

NYT ScienceTake: What ducks hear underwater

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Scientists from the University of Delaware have created a hearing test for ducks. This is an important step. Watch here what they found.

On World Environment Day, a look at what countries are doing to promote tiger conservation

June 22, 2020 6:26 pm

In 2018, 12 countries agreed to work on tiger conservation. This is how they are doing. India, while doing well, must realise it is not the time to slowdown.