'Monkeys behaved peculiarly ahead of quake'

An animal lover on Sunday said monkeys in the Taj city displayed peculiar behaviour ahead of Saturday's earthquake.

Delhi zoo makes special arrangements for animals to beat the heat
Delhi zoo makes special arrangements for animals to beat the heat

With temperature soaring, the Delhi zoo authorities have put in place a series of special arrangements like installation of water sprinklers and desert coolers to help its animals stay cool.

Colour helps our body clock adjust time

Ever wondered how animals know when to call it a day and return to their shelters? The colour of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures the time of the day and on how our physiology and behaviour adjust accordingly.

Whale genealogy gives new insight into evolution: Research

New Zealand researchers said they have developed the world's most comprehensive family tree of one of the largest and most unusual animals ever to live.

HC seeks status of rules on regulating sale of animals, birds

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and the city government what steps they have taken in furtherance of the 2010 draft rules to regulate sale of animals and birds in the national capital.

Acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago
Acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago

 A new study has revealed that acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago, which wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land.

Circus in Assam derecognised after animals found to be tortured

 A circus registered in Assam has been derecognised by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) after investigation by a group of animal rights organisations revealed exploitation and torture of its animals, PETA said on Wednesday.

Bodies of leopard, two deers found floating in dam

Bodies of a leopard and two deers were found floating in Tirumurthy Dam in nearby Tirupur district on Friday, police said.

Antibiotic use in animals on the rise worldwide

Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could see a 67 per cent increase by 2030, and nearly double in countries such as India and China, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

World set to lose benefits of antibiotics: Study

 Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger their effectiveness in humans, say Princeton University researchers, including one who is of Indian-origin.

Humans being increasingly attacked by animals: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed concern over growing incidents of man-animal conflict as evidenced by increasing animal attacks on humans.

Chile wildfires damage unique flora, fauna

Massive wildfires raging in drought-stricken southern Chile have wiped out hundreds of plant species, and are now threatening animal life and a national park as well, officials warned Saturday.

Scientists map human-wildlife conflict based on elephant study

Researchers have claimed to have established a "reliable" approach to predict the likely occurrence of human-wildlife conflict which will help conservation scientists to pre-emptively mitigate them and foster co-existence between people and animals.

Know how cadmium causes toxicity

 A new research has uncovered how the metal cadmium, which is accumulating in the food chain, causes toxicity in living cells.

EU to mull outright ban on animal experiments

The EU will consider a ban on animal experimentation after receiving a petition with 1.1 million names from an anti-vivisection group, officials said Wednesday.

Protein helps birds to navigate via magnetic field: Study

Researchers have found that a magnetically sensitive protein called Cryptochrome that mediates circadian rhythms in plants and animals helps birds to sense the earth's magnetic field and use it to navigate over long distances. 

Animals are good for the soul: Judi Dench
Animals are good for the soul: Judi Dench

 Actress Judi Dench, who has previously cared for four cats, two guinea pigs, 12 water voles, two fish, a hamster and a pair of field mice, believes being surrounded by pets is good for the soul.

Animals evolved toward larger size over time

Does evolution follow certain rules? For at least one important biological trait - body size - the answer is yes, new research suggests.

Some animals 'enjoy' music like we do

Certain birds can learn how to produce song-like vocalisations, a pre-requisite to learning new songs. Researchers also believe that some animals enjoy similar aspects of sounds just as we enjoy.

Bengaluru, Tripura zoos to exchange animals

Bannerghatta Zoo and National ark in Bengaluru and Tripura's Sepahijala Zoo will soon exchange animals, an official said here Wednesday.