Thursday, September 30, 2010
Nature Fact: when many animals are born in the wild with a skin pigmentation issue of this type, they don't live long. This is mainly because their natural camouflage is gone. But hippos like this one can get away with it, because a.) hippos defend their herds, and b.) hippos are HUGE!
Posted by Editor at 4:58 PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Gibbon is in rapid decline and is expected to go extinct.
So say primate experts who have made a call to action to save the crested gibbons of southeast Asia, which are the most vulnerable group of all apes.
For example, just 20 Hainan gibbons survive on one island in China, making it the world's rarest ape species.
Experts highlighted the status of the apes at the XXII Congress of the International Primatological Society.
"The crested gibbons are the most threatened group of primates and all species require urgent attention to save them from extinction", says Dr Thomas Geissmann, a world-renowned gibbon expert based at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and advisor on the apes to conservation organisation Fauna and Flora International (FFI)
Read the full BBC article here.
Posted by Editor at 4:32 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Apparently what happens is this: if because of environmental conditions or for various other reasons, the pheromone scent that ants use to navigate is lost, then the ants will just follow each other. And when the scent is completely lost by a group of ants, they'll simply walk around in a giant circle until they die of exhaustion.
Posted by Editor at 11:38 AM