Animal Life news stories
Evidence from genetic analysis of tusks in major shipments will help link individual criminals to wider networks and bring them to justice.
Archaeologists have unearthed ancient pet burials dating as far back as 14,000 years, from the dawn of animal domestication. Interred animals occur in at least some cultures and time periods on every continent except Antarctica.
It is extremely rare for fur, skin and muscle tissues to be preserved in the fossil record, but all three are present on these specimens, which have been radiocarbon-dated to more than 50,000 years old.
Ohno is part of an elite group of women known as ama uminchu, who for thousands of years have hunted for seafood and pearls in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
According to a new study, turtles served as more than tasty treats for Native American tribes throughout North America; in fact, turtle shells were used as rattles and other musical instruments.
Researchers report that ancient butchered bones show people made their home on the lush island of Madagascar 10,500 years ago, an astonishing 8 millennia earlier than once thought.
Traces of fats on pottery from Croatia may be the region’s oldest known cheese, but the controversial claim has some experts holding their noses.
Carnivores and bush pigs appear not to have been selected for tool manufacture despite their remains being found in archaeological sites. Their apparent avoidance may have to do with cultural taboos.
The move is part of a long-term plan to eradicate a malaria-transmitting species. This will be the first release of any genetically modified animals into the African wild.
Professor Booth said the large-scale marine megafauna project — designed to protect whales, dolphins, turtles and sharks — was too important to delay.
Researchers at the University of Kent say their work uncovers the genetic secret behind why dinosaurs came in such a variety of shapes and sizes.