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King penguins keep a watch on predators while sleeping too!

King penguins keep a watch on predators while sleeping too!

King penguins, who are 70 to 100 cm tall and weigh 11 to 16 kilos , become exhausted after long diving sessions and sleep on the beach constantly keep an ear out for incoming threats from large predators like orcas and giant petrels. 

Zebra stripes not for camouflage protection against predators

Zebra stripes not for camouflage protection against predators

Stripes that can be seen by humans are hard for zebra predators to distinguish beyond 50 metres in daylight or 30 metres at twilight, during which most predators hunt, the findings showed.

Ecotourism doesn't hurt wildlife: Study

Ecotourism doesn't hurt wildlife: Study

Far from increasing the vulnerability of wildlife to predators, ecotourism actually helps conservation efforts, researchers say.

Little penguins team up to spot prey: Study

Little penguins team up to spot prey: Study

Little penguins are more likely to work together to hunt schooling prey rather than solitary prey, a new study has found.

'Stripes' may not shield zebras from predators

'Stripes' may not shield zebras from predators

While it was believed that "stripes" offer protection for animals living in groups, like zebra, a new research has rebuffed the assumption.

Steak knife teeth made T rex fearsome predators

The dreaded Tyrannosaurus rex and its dinosaur cousins were successful predators partly due to unique teeth designed like steak knives that allowed them to tear through the flesh of their prey, a new study has found.

Tiny Australian bird cries wolf to scare predators

One of Australia's smallest birds has found a cunning way to protect its nest from predators by crying wolf, or rather hawk, and mimicking the warning calls of other birds.

Ancient 'terror' bird comes alive

Researchers have discovered fossil remains of a new species of South American terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai ("Scaglia's Magnificent Bird").

Fish from acidic ocean less able to smell predators

Researchers have said that fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor are less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs.

Amphibians and dinosaurs were new large predators after mass extinction 252 mln years ago

Researchers have said that crocodile-like amphibians and later the precursors of the known plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs went in search of prey in the oceans soon after the end of the mass extinction.

New insights into shark`s life revealed

Instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks are revealing novel insights into how it swims, eats and lives.

Learn how animal defenses were evolved

Why some animals use noxious scents while others live in social groups to defend themselves against predators?

Oldest land predators` Dimetrodon killed prey with `steak-knife` teeth

Researchers have found that Dimetrodon, a carnivore that walked on land between 298 million and 272 million years ago, was a meat lover and had the first known serrated "steak knife" teeth.

Oldest land predators killed prey with `steak-knife` teeth

Hold your breath. The oldest land predators on earth were able to grab, rip and dismember large prey - thanks to `steak-knife` teeth they got, reveals research.

Great tits use `predator-specific` calls to warn each other

Researchers have found that the Great tits use different combinations of notes in their calls to communicate information about predators.

Fish fake eyes to trick predators

Small prey fish can grow a bigger `eye` on their rear fins as a way of distracting predators and dramatically boosting their chances of survival, new study has found.

Fish migrate to escape predators: Study

Fish use migration as an effective defence against being eaten, scientists say.

Glowing shark fends off predators with `lightsaber` spines

A glow-in-the-dark shark scares off its predators with "lightsaber-like" spines on its back, a new study has revealed.

Scientists discover snail that sheds foot to escape predators

Researchers have discovered a snail in Japan that sheds its foot to escape predators especially fast-moving snakes, the first known case of self-amputation in molluscs.

Loss of predators tied with deforestation

The unbridled growth of moose, deer and other herbivore populations is contributing to deforestation thanks to the loss of predators such as wolves.