Tag Archives: Animals

16Feb/17

Zoo prepares to say bye-bye to Bao Bao

Officials at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington prepare giant panda Bao Bao for her trip to China.

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23Jan/17

Understanding your pet’s emotions with wearable tech

The latest wearable technology for pets promises to help owners understand the emotions of their animals, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

23Aug/16

Violent coral bleaching caught on camera

Rare video footage shows the violent act of coral bleaching, caused by high sea water temperatures forcing corals to expel the symbiotic algae they rely on for their food source. Roselle Chen reports.
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29Mar/16

Sleep the night surrounded by sharks at the Paris aquarium

Airbnb and the Aquarium of Paris offer contest winners a night underwater sleeping with sharks and create a research platform for “misunderstood” shark species.

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09Oct/15

Scientists probe elephant genes for cancer clues

As dozens of circus elephants prepare to retire at a Central Florida preserve, researchers are studying their genes, believed to be the key to the species’ low incidence of cancer.

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20Sep/15

Google Maps virtual feature to help conserve elephants in Kenyan park

Google has launched Kenya’s first virtual tour of a game reserve at the the Samburu National Park through its Street View feature to boost wildlife conservation efforts. Elephants are a key tourist attraction in Kenya but are also a prime target for poachers who kill them for their tusks. Experts say that more than 30,000 elephants are killed every year in Africa.
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08Sep/15

Minnesota dentist who killed Zimbabwe lion returns to work

The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Zimbabwean lion Cecil sparked global outcry from animal lovers maintains that the hunt was legal and heads back to work,

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25Aug/15

NASA-funded study says cryogenic sleep may be key to space travel

USA (Next Media) – A NASA-funded study written by aerospace engineering company SpaceWorks says that keeping astronauts unconscious during long flights in space cuts down on the equipment and resources needed on the shuttle, and also eliminates the negative psychological effects of long hauls in space.
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19Jul/15

Australian surfer Fanning escapes uhurt after punching away a shark

JEFFREY’S BAY, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 19, 2015) (WORLD SURF LEAGUE) – Australian surfer Mick Fanning survived a shark attack unscathed as he was preparing for Sunday’s (July 19) final of the World Surfing League’s J-Bay Open, fighting off the circling predator with his fists.
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