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Greece Approves New Pet Law: “No Animal Abandoned or Abused”

The Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership on Wednesday, which PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said will create rules so that no animal "will be abandoned, or abused." "Greece is changing and is finally adopting a modern legal framework for...

Woolly Mammoths to be Resurrected Within Next Decade, Scientists Say

Jurassic Park has nothing on three scientists who have decided to reassemble genes from woolly mammoths and resurrect them once again after having been extinct for more than 10,000 years. What could go wrong, you may well ask, since the...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed the Land in Ancient Greece

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which roamed the ancient Greek countryside thousands of years ago. Fossils belonging to small and large mammals,...

The Adorable Native Cat Breeds of Greece and Cyprus

Anyone who has visited Greece or Cyprus knows that both beautiful countries are home to many, many cats. Yet some people may be unaware that there are two distinct cat breeds, the Aegean cat and the Cyprus Cat, that...

Baby Gecko Hitches 2,500 Mile Ride from Greece to the UK

A baby gecko has traveled two and a half thousand miles from Crete, Greece to UK's Manchester, after hitching a ride in someone's suitcase. The Mediterranean house gecko was found by Victoria Naylor when she returned to her home in...

Female Octopuses Throw Things at Males When Offended

The octopus is one of the iconic denizens of the waters off Greece and many other areas of the world. Known for being very intelligent, the creatures often respond to the world around them by changing color and shape...

Global Warming Brings Venomous Sea Urchin to the Aegean

Global warming has brought a venomous sea urchin into the Aegean with scientists saying that it has been spotted in the waters off at least 12 Greek islands. The particular sea urchin, whose scientific name is Diadema setosum, has extremely...

Meet Sparta, the 28,000 Year Old Lion Cub Perfectly Preserved in Siberia

Scientists say the remains of a lion cub, named Sparta and found in Siberia in 2018, are 28,000 years old and in excellent condition. They say the lion baby, or cub, may still hold some of its mother's milk inside...

Alonnisos in Shock as Spearfisherman Kills Island’s Mascot Seal

The famous seal of Alonnisos island is gone; residents and tourists are shocked by the news of the death of one of the most famous and beloved seals of the island, who was named ''Kostis.'' The devastating news was made...