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Extinct Tasmanian Tiger to be Brought Back to Life

Almost 100 years after its extinction, scientists at The University of Melbourne are ready to try and bring the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) back to life. The species has been declared extinct since the 1930s. The initiative now has a partnership...

4,000 Dogs Rescued from Animal Experimentation Facility

  Almost 4,000 dogs need new homes after being rescued from a facility in Virginia that sold them for drug experiments in laboratories. The facility has now been shut down due to abuses of animal rights, and organizations are working to...

Gang Member Monkey Executed In Japan

A monkey was executed in Japan for being part of an animal "gang" who were repeatedly attacking humans. The macaque monkey was recently located and executed by a group of specially commissioned hunters in Japan. The "monkey gang" has...

Ancient Greek Mathematical Formula Reveals Cutest Dog Breeds

An ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio that was used to identify "physical perfection" was recently adopted by pet experts to identify the cutest dog breeds. The mathematical equation, that compares the measurements, ratios, and symmetry of facial...

Rare Walking Shark Spotted on Land

A shark that was recently filmed for the Discovery Channel walking outside the water on land left viewers astounded. Adventurer Forrest Galante documented the species, named the epaulette shark, for the Island of the Walking Sharks program as part of...

Tuskless Female Elephants Evolving in Response to Poaching

In a completely unforeseen but welcome development as conservationists try to stop the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks, tuskless female elephants are now evolving in a national park in Mozambique. However, this otherwise hopeful story doesn't end there,...

Huge Pod of Dolphins Racing off Greece Captured by Drone Video

A huge pod of dolphins racing across the Aegean off the region of Phthiotis in central Greece was captured by a drone video on Wednesday morning. Updrones captured the impressive spectacle near the town of Theologos. The pod, which is...

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 ten thousand years. What could go wrong, you may well ask, since...

Greek Diver Revives Lifeless Sea Turtle in Incredible Rescue on Rhodes

In an extraordinary scene on Sunday, a diver on the island of Rhodes resuscitated a sea turtle that stopped breathing after getting tangled in ropes and dragged to the sea bottom. Images and video from onlookers captured the rescue on...

Bees Consume Honey for Healing of Infections, Longevity

Honey isn't just for gourmets, who enjoy the many nuances of flavors given to it by pine trees, orange blossoms, or other flowers all around the world. Scientists have now proven that bees consume honey not only for their...

What Happened to the Camels of Greece?

Several decades ago, when burning wood was the only means of keeping one's home warm, camels were not an uncommon sight in rural Greece.

Elephants Once Roamed Greece’s Pinios River Valley

Today's placid scenes along the shores of Greece's Pinios River belie its ancient history as the home of hippopotamuses, bison and elephants.

76 Million-Year-Old Gorgosaurus Skeleton To Be Auctioned In New York

A huge skeleton of a Gorgosaurus is up for auction, according to an announcement made by auction house Sotheby's. The Tyrannosaurus rex relative roamed the world around 76 million years ago. The Gorgosaurus skeleton will be the centerpiece of Sotheby's...

Trophy Hunter who Killed Lions and Elephants is Shot Dead in South Africa

An enthusiastic trophy hunter who slaughtered lions and elephants was shot dead in South Africa on Monday after his truck broke down at Kruger National Park wildlife reserve. The 55-year-old Riaan Naude was gunned down at close range when a...

The Tragic Story of Greece’s Loutraki Landfill Dogs

Loutraki is the site of a devastating scene, a place that houses more than a hundred landfill dogs who are living in deplorable conditions.