Animals, not catastrophe, caused first mass extinction

The rise of early animals, not meteorite impacts or volcanic eruptions, led to the world's first known mass extinction, which took place about 540 million years ago, suggests new research.

This CM has ordered for water to be reserved for animals

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he has directed the administration to reserve 10% of additional water for animals in drought-affected areas of the state.

Sex signals fast disappearing in animals: Study

Mating signals in animal, passed down from generation to generation, were thought to be beneficial for healthy reproduction. However, these signals are fast disappearing in offspring, suggests a new study.

Land animals diversify faster than those in water

Animals living on land proliferate more rapidly than their aquatic counterparts, says a new study.

Horses make facial expressions like humans

 Just like us, horses too can pucker their lips or raise their chins to convey important messages, new research shows.

117 deaths of animals in zoos this year; max at Delhi Zoo: Govt

 Over 110 animals have died in zoos across the country in the current year with maximum number of deaths reported from Delhi's National Zoological Park, Lok Sabha was informed today.

PETA urges parties not to use animals in election campaigns

The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Friday asked all political parties not to use animals during election campaigns.

Stomach acid defends against food poisoning

High levels of stomach acid not only help animals break down food, but it also defends them against food poisoning, a study has revealed.

Kiwi bird genome decodes growth of nocturnal animals
Kiwi bird genome decodes growth of nocturnal animals

In a first, the genetic code of the endangered Kiwi bird, identifying several sequence changes that give insights into the evolution of nocturnal animals has been discovered.

SeaWorld staffer allegedly spied on animal rights group

US theme park SeaWorld has suspended an employee who allegedly infiltrated the animal rights group PETA -- but activists denounced the move as cosmetic and said they could unmask more spies.

Loch Ness Monster hunter hooked on catfish theory

A man who has spent 24 years scanning Scotland`s Loch Ness for its legendary mysterious monster reckons Nessie is most likely a giant catfish -- although he is not prepared to give up looking just yet.

Sipahijala to have blackbucks, lions as part of animal exchange

The zoo in the Sipahijala wild life Sanctuary, about 20 km from here, would have some new inhabitants from Banerghatta Zoo in Bengaluru in an exchange programme.

How we keep track of the seasons

 Researchers have discovered a key mechanism underlying how animals keep track of the seasons.

Some Tbilisi zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'
Some Tbilisi zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'

Some animals from the flooded Tbilisi zoo might still be at large, zookeepers warned Thursday, after an escaped tiger mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital and had to be shot.

Self-awareness not exclusive to humans

If you think humans are the only animal capable of self-awareness, think again. A study strongly suggests that self-awareness is not unique to mankind and is instead likely to be common among animals.

20 missing and zoo tigers still on loose after Georgia floods
20 missing and zoo tigers still on loose after Georgia floods

Twenty people were missing Monday after devastating floods killed more than a dozen people in Georgia, with escaped zoo animals -- including two tigers -- still on the loose.

When tigers, lions, wolves, even a hippopotamus roamed the streets of Georgia
When tigers, lions, wolves, even a hippopotamus roamed the streets of Georgia

In a scene straight out of Hollywood movie 'Jumanji', animals like lions, tigers and even an hippopotamus escaped from a zoo as flood waters entered the Georgian capital on Sunday.

10 dead as tigers and lions roam Tbilisi after floods
10 dead as tigers and lions roam Tbilisi after floods

Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi Sunday, adding to chaos caused by flooding that killed at least 10 people, officials said.

'Golden age' of animal tracking is here
'Golden age' of animal tracking is here

 Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices would give one a real-time look at their behaviour and at the environmental health of the planet, a new study shows.

Need to create awareness about leopards: Himachal CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said there is a need to create awareness about the habits, movements and activities of leopards so that humans can develop an approach to live with them harmoniously.