The cubs are born during hibernation, while the mother sleeps. If the mother does not gain enough weight to survive through the winter, the embryo does not implant and is reabsorbed into the body
The 6 extant subspecies of Panthera tigris are currently endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Threats include poaching and habitat fragmentation
It provides "conservation grazing services", whereby goats are used instead of traditional machinery or pesticides in order to curb unwanted invasive plant growth
It was a military operation employing armed soldiers to reduce the number of emus that were destroying crops in Western Australia.
African wild dogs have a higher kill rate than lions and can take down antelope that weigh as much as 225 kilos (500 pounds).
Our German-speaking readers will be happy to know that his 1877 scientific paper is freely available to read online (check our source!)
With mackerel sharks, tunas are the only species able to maintain a body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water... even when it's 43 °F!
Fun fact: after the female lays eggs, the male guards them and keeps them moist with his urine
The courtship and bonding of these birds are critical, as the female must trust the male to provide her with everything when she is incubating and raising chicks
Has science gone too far? The Pacú (Piaractus mesopotamicus) does look like a bad photomontage but everything is genuine in this picture. This tropical fish originates from the Amazonian basin, like his cousin Pirhana. It feeds on crustaceans, algae, insects, roots and seeds: nothing is too good for its chompers!
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