In the fight against armed drones that could possibly be used in a terrorist attack, the French Air Force has turned to a new and unique type of special force: eagles.
What they call as a "low-tech solution to a high-tech problem," majestic eagles are trained to not only detect flying drones but to also catch them. These birds of prey are expected to snatch tiny rotor-powered drones mid-flight and bring them to their respective owners or, in this case, the police.
Dutch National Police have thought of fighting hostile drones by letting trained eagles snatch it away.
The wedge-tailed eagle is known as Australia's largest bird of prey. It is known for its sharp claws and wingspan that can reach more than seven feet wide when spread.
While not an official national holiday, the American Eagle Day on June 20 is a good reminder to celebrate the majestic national bird of the United States of America.
Viewers of the nest cam livestream were surprised to see bald eagles feed a cat to their young, but it is a reminder that this is a normal way of nature, which is not always delicate or pretty.
The grand, 5 to 7-foot wingspanned Verreaux's Eagle, an apex predator in Africa, is living more successfully in an agricultural area than in a nearby mountain range, according to a new study.
A new study looks at vultures, one of several creatures our ecosystems need but don't like to contemplate, and says we can learn about immunity from them.
The breeding success of white-tailed eagles is being threatened by the growth and expansion of wind farms, which could further reduce populations of these unique birds.
On an island (no, not *that* island) of New York City that has 12,300 acres of protected park land, resident Lawrence Pugliares is known for his sharp and story-full shots of nesting eagles and osprey along the waterfronts--and photos of insects that express both wit and respect.
A seal riding atop a humpback whale – like this photo from Eden, New South Wales, shows illustrates an extremely rare occurence but other animals routinely help each other out.
Germany is switching 62 former military bases to nature preserves, increasing the country's nature land by one quarter.
A Pennsylvania bald eagle pair, who saw brief internet fame after revealing that they had produced a pair of eggs just last month, have more good news! Nature lover's determined through watching the eagles' live-cam stream that both of their eggs have hatched, adding two more healthy eagles to a steadily recovering US population.
A pair of bald eagles in Decorah, Iowa surprised armchair bird watchers Wednesday night when a livecam feed captured the female eagle laying an egg. By Thursday, news of the egg had spread like wildfire, with the eagle camera's UStream page racking up 4,000 to 5,000 viewers at a time. Overall, the page has been visited nearly 309 million times.
After being nearly wiped out from existence, the American bald eagle is no longer endangered, researchers report, as populations of this national symbol continue to soar. However, wildlife officials are taking this good news with a grain of salt, as it appears the majestic birds are not completely in the clear.