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Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle. The other two live in Vietnam, but their genders are unknown.

1,100 dead dolphins washed up on French shores since January

"There's never been a number this high," said Willy Daubin, a member of La Rochelle University's National Center for Scientific Research. "Already in three months, we have beaten last year's record, which was up from 2017 and even that was the highest in 40 years."

Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

Ketut Catur Marbawa from Bali province's conservation agency says 27-year-old Andrei Zhestkov was captured late Friday at the airport after an X-ray found the 2-year-old male orangutan in a rattan basket inside his luggage.

7,000 new marine microbial species discovered

The scientists at HKUST discovered the microbial species, including Acidobacteria — a natural medicinal phylum containing the CRISPR gene editing system found at sea for the first time. Over a span of 8 years, the team developed biofilms with water samples on different materials, eventually discovering the new biofilm-forming species & 10 new bacterial phyla.

New dinosaur species wore its 'heart' on tail

Scientists have discovered a new dinosaur species in Tanzania with a heart-shaped tail that provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous period. The dinosaur discovered in Southwestern Tanzania is yet another member of the large, long-necked titanosaur sauropods, said researchers at the Ohio University in the US.

It's official: Tiger has entered lions' kingdom

It's official: Tiger has entered lions' kingdom

It's officially confirmed now. A tiger has indeed entered the lions' den in Gujarat - which is home to the Asiatic lion's last abode.

Tinder for cows helps them breed

Tinder for cows helps them breed

Hectare, which designed the app, says it “seeks to unite sheepish farm animals with their soulmates”. “Tudder is a new swipe-led matchmaking app, helping farm animals across the UK find breeding partners in the quest for moo love,” according to the Apple app store description.

Climate change may make species infertile: Study

Climate change may make species infertile: Study

Certain groups are thought to be most vulnerable to climate-induced fertility loss, including cold-blooded animals and aquatic species. Currently, researchers are trying to predict where species will be lost due to climate change, so they can build suitable reserves in the locations they will eventually need to move to.

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