Despite numerous sightings, California Wildlife noted that mountain lion attacks on people are extremely rare. Since 1986, there have only been 14 human attacks and three of which were fatal.
The recent findings by the conservationists revealed 221 Indochinese tigers are estimated to remain in Thailand and Myanmar.
Most species avoid crowding but prairie voles seem to be the exception to the rule, say Duke University researchers who found that voles become less anxious and stressed when they have to share their personal space.
Nationwide, various agencies and organizations collect used Christmas trees after the holiday and make use of them in ways that include grinding them for garden mulch or building up sand dunes to prevent erosion. In West Virginia, the Department of Environmental Protection will be collecting Christmas trees to make up fish habitat in local lakes. If you live near there, the trees can be turned in Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Market in Charleston.
Hidden within a humid cave in southeastern Brazil, a new eyeless Daddy Longlegs spider species was recently discovered. Researchers have since named the species Smeagol after the Lord of the Rings character.
Cowbirds lay their eggs in neighboring nests and abandon the to be raised by surrogate bird parents. Researchers recently spent some attempting to figure out whether the birds know they are different from their adopted families and how they handle it in terms of feeding, mating and flocking.
Researchers from Linnaeus University closely examined migrating patterns of pike in the Baltic Sea and found that timing is the key to survival.
Every year, monarch butterflies migrate south or west to escape cold northern climates. To better understand this annual migration, reseachers from Washington State University have been breeding and releasing butterflies that are labeled with identification stickers.
Giant killer lizards roamed Australia during the time early humans first arrived on the southern continent, say researchers who now have the 50,000 year old fossil bones to prove it.
Migrating birds need to take the occasional break during their long migrations. Researchers recently examined how they choose where to rest. Surprisingly, it isn't at a food court on the Delaware-Maryland border.
Tropical songbirds have a lower adult mortality rate than temperate birds because they are raised in smaller families. This directly affects their wing growth and ability to escape from predators.
It's no secret that human activity is transforming our world. For example, increasing development for agriculture or new communities is shrinking forest habitats, and new research shows that this is having a significant impact on global ecosystems.
A sight somewhat resembling the hull of Noah's Arc, conservationists in Colombia transported nearly 150 animals, seized from illegal traffickers, and plan to release them back into their natural Amazon habitats after being rehabilitated.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued for its alleged failure to protect the monarch butterfly, a species that has gained significant attention as its numbers decline across the country, reports announced Friday.