Animal Life news stories
Scientists have found that increasing oxygen levels are linked to the rise of North American dinosaurs around 215 M years ago.
America’s largest impact crater wreaked havoc on the land and water. Scientists are just beginning to understand it.
The investigation was limited to freshwater megafauna and included almost no data from South America, Africa, the Mediterranean, or the Middle East.
Many of the world’s freshwater megafauna—including sumo-sized stingrays, colossal catfish, giant turtles, and gargantuan salamanders—may soon find themselves on the brink of extinction.
Heracles inexpectatus lived in New Zealand 19 million years ago. It was over three feet tall and weighed greater than 15 kilos.
“What’s interesting is that as early as 12,000 years ago those Paleolithic people in Java already had the same concept of production of food that the Neolithic people would have later on.”
Large grazing animals during the Pleistocene drove evolutionary changes in key grains like quinoa and buckwheat and these changes paved the way for domestication.
Fossilised jaw of baby diprotodon, a type of megafauna extinct for millennia, extracted in NSW by Australian Museum.
While capuchins won’t use tools like us any time soon, the species now “has its own individual archaeological record,” scientists report.
Doubts have swirled around disputed archaeological ‘discoveries’ of this La Ciudad Blanca, but one fact is finally clear: this rich environment, mythical or not, harbours a unique ecosystem of animal life.
One of seven orcas captured using nets and explosives then sold to aquariums, Lolita lives out her days being forced to perform tricks twice a day for visitors.
A crucial realization was that the birds in the geoglyphs are not naturally found near the locations of the lines. Hermits, for example, live on the eastern slope of the Andes and in the north near Ecuador.
The big finding — that ancient hyenas lived in the North American Arctic — is based on two tiny teeth, which archaeologists found in Canada’s northern Yukon Territory.