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Wild animals interbred with domesticated ones until recently: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 14:20

Recent research on the domestication of donkeys, camelids (which includes dromedaries, Bactrian camels, llamas and alpacas) pigs, cattle, sheep and goats suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought.

Goats are intelligent animals after all

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 20:44

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that goats learn how to solve complicated tasks quickly and can recall how to perform them for at least 10 months.

Tannishtha turns `angel` to urge animal adoption

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 13:51

Tannishtha Chatterjee, who was recently seen in Madhuri Dixit-starrer ‘Gulaab Gang’, has urged people to promote the adoption of homeless dogs and cats.

New animals and birds for Delhi zoo

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:40

A pair of ostrich, two hyenas, chinkaras and a pair of owl are among the animals to have come to the Delhi zoo from Thiruvananthapuram and Bilaspur zoos.

Animals can live and grow even with very limited oxygen supplies

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 10:46

New studies of a small sea sponge fished out of a Danish fjord have shown that complex life does not need high levels of oxygen in order to live and grow.

Oil spills can cause heart attacks in dolphins, turtles

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 23:34

Scientists have in a study drawn attention to the previously under-appreciated risks to marine animals from crude oil exposure, and said oil spills can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death of dolphins, turtles and tunas.

Firm on reducing animals used in research: Britain

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 21:42

Britain has announced it would further intensify steps to reduce the use of animals in laboratory research.

Danes defend zoo`s killing of giraffe

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 19:30

Many Danes today defended the killing of a healthy but inbred giraffe at Copenhagen`s zoo that triggered outrage after it chopped up and fed to lions in front of visitors.

How different animals evolved their defenses

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 11:04

A new research has provided new breakthrough in explaining how animal defenses evolve.

Land animals learned to breathe underwater!

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:02

Four-legged animals first developed the ability to breathe air as ancient fish in water, scientists have found.

Where animals fall on the lover/fighter scale

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:18

Researchers have found that where animals` position on the lover/fighter scale depends on how much they are able to ensure continued mating rights with females.

Island animals tamer: Study proves Charles Darwin`s Galapagos theory correct

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 01:59

Charles Darwin`s Galapagos theory that states animals living on islands were tamer than on the mainlands has been proven correct by the scientists in a new study.