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Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Researchers have revealed that spiders wipe out an estimated 400-800 million tonnes of prey every year, compared to an estimated 280-500 million tonnes of prey that the world's whales eat.

This is how a bobbit worm captures its prey and it's not a pretty sight!

This is how a bobbit worm captures its prey and it's not a pretty sight!

It hides in the sea floor at depths of 10 to 40 metres and is a blind predator, but has five antennae that it uses to sense its prey.

Dinosaurs took months to hatch from eggs — Did long incubation time play a role in their extinction?

Dinosaurs took months to hatch from eggs — Did long incubation time play a role in their extinction?

Scientists find Dinosaurs eggs hatched slowly like reptiles, not birds.

Birds become more vulnerable to predators due to traffic noise

Birds become more vulnerable to predators due to traffic noise

The researchers tested how traffic noise affected the reactions of Black-capped Chickadees and Tufted Titmice to alarm calls, which warn birds that a predator is nearby.  

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.