Animals 2022, December

Rare footage of a European Angelfish hunting off the coast of Wales

Rare footage of a European Angelfish hunting off the coast of Wales

Photographer and marine biologist Jake Davis captures the world's first elusive European angelfish off the coast of Great Britain

In Sochi, a bear attacked tourists and tore apart four tents

In Sochi, a bear attacked tourists and tore apart four tents

At the parking lot at Lake Zerkalnoye, located on the Achishkho mountain ridge in the Sochi village of Krasnaya Polyana, a bear attacked tourists and tore apart four tents

Scientists have found out why birds do not get tired when they fly across the ocean

Scientists have found out why birds do not get tired when they fly across the ocean

German scientists have found out what helps large land birds, which cannot land on the surface of the water and rest, maintain strength for a long flight across the ocean

Why dogs love to lick people so much

Why dogs love to lick people so much

Owners of dogs are usually divided into two types: who give the dog a savory licking its face, and those who simply hate it! But have you ever wondered why dogs do this so often?

Study: a dog's brain responds to its owner's voice similar to that of an infant to its mother's voice

Study: a dog's brain responds to its owner's voice similar to that of an infant to its mother's voice

Dogs develop a special attachment to their owner's voice, according to new research. Voice generates brain activity similar to that observed in human babies about the response to the mother's voice

An amazing natural phenomenon began in the Amur Region - the migration of roe deer

An amazing natural phenomenon began in the Amur Region - the migration of roe deer

Every year an amazing natural phenomenon takes place in the Maltsev meadow tract. Siberian roe deer together with their children leave the Norsky Nature Reserve, where the animals spent the spring-summer season

Huge hyena attacked a man in India

Huge hyena attacked a man in India

An elderly man walking along a dirt path in the city of Pune, western India, was attacked by a huge angry hyena, a passer-by rushed to the rescue, who tried to scare the beast with a large stick

"Carnivorous bull" had a moloch skin unusual for dinosaurs

"Carnivorous bull" had a moloch skin unusual for dinosaurs

The Cretaceous Carnotaurus was covered in a mixture of thorns and plates that gave it an exotic appearance. Particularly surprising is the absence of the slightest traces of feathers - in recent years, many researchers assumed that almost all of them had them

Male squid are more caring than anticipated

Male squid are more caring than anticipated

Squids are very mysterious cephalopods. Earlier we wrote that they are even able to edit their own genes. However, they were never considered highly loving parents, especially males

Komodo monitor lizard has become an endangered species

Komodo monitor lizard has become an endangered species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has published the second update of the lists in a year. The most notable news is the increase in the conservation status of the Komodo monitor lizard, the largest lizard in the world

Scientists for the first time filmed how wild boars rescue their relatives from a trap

Scientists for the first time filmed how wild boars rescue their relatives from a trap

The female boar successfully freed two young boars from captivity, demonstrating a high level of intelligence and compassion. Scientists register such an attempt to escape for the first time

What is the healthiest fish? The best choice for you and the planet

What is the healthiest fish? The best choice for you and the planet

We all try to choose the healthiest food, but when it comes to fish, is one really better than the other? As for seafood as a food group, in terms of nutritional value, they are all healthy

Scientists have discovered the secret of the superpower of ant teeth

Scientists have discovered the secret of the superpower of ant teeth

Atomic-scale images show that ants and some other insects have sharp and strong teeth

Killer whale attacked fishermen in the Khabarovsk Territory

Killer whale attacked fishermen in the Khabarovsk Territory

The predator broke through the bottom of the boat in which there were people

Huge fossil of an unknown animal found in the canadian mountains

Huge fossil of an unknown animal found in the canadian mountains

In a piece of ancient rock from the Canadian Rockies, scientists have discovered a fossil of a huge arthropic Cambrian period

Scientists reveal how warming animals evolve to survive

Scientists reveal how warming animals evolve to survive

The earth heats up and as the temperature changes, animals are forced to adapt

The longest video of the last representative of extinct marsupial predators painted

The longest video of the last representative of extinct marsupial predators painted

Composite Films has painted the longest video of the last known Tasmanian wolf, the largest marsupial predator that has survived into the 20th century. The 80-second film was filmed at the Hobart Zoo in Australia

Paleontologists explain why tyrannosaurs gnawed each other's muzzles

Paleontologists explain why tyrannosaurs gnawed each other's muzzles

Tyrannosaurs bit each other's faces, fighting for territory, females and higher status, Canadian paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology say

Scientists discover what is behind cheetah spots and tiger stripes

Scientists discover what is behind cheetah spots and tiger stripes

Whimsical leopard spots, elegant tiger stripes or funny patterns on your pet cat's fur are all very delicate work of nature. Scientists have finally been able to find out which gene is behind these "arts"

Biologists have noticed that octopuses can throw shells at each other

Biologists have noticed that octopuses can throw shells at each other

Observations of the behavior of octopuses living near Australia have shown that females often drive away too annoying males by throwing algae, shells or just sand from the bottom at them

Dolphins rescued a man who was in the water for more than 10 hours

Dolphins rescued a man who was in the water for more than 10 hours

A very unusual incident occurred in Tralee Bay, Ireland. The man decided to swim more than 8 kilometers from the coast to the rocks, but it turned out that he was not ready for such a feat

Scientists describe a pterosaur whose remains were seized by police during a raid on smugglers

Scientists describe a pterosaur whose remains were seized by police during a raid on smugglers

Brazilian police seized a fossil from smugglers, which turned out to be perfectly preserved remains of a pterosaur - a flying reptile that lived on Earth more than 100 million years ago

Giant Allosaurus turns out to be a scavenger

Giant Allosaurus turns out to be a scavenger

Scientists have provided compelling evidence for this hypothesis

The most primitive lizard found

The most primitive lizard found

Paleontologists have discovered in Argentina the most primitive representative of the lepidosaur group, which includes lizards and snakes. He lived about 231 million years ago. The find allows a fresh look at the evolution of this most numerous modern group

Spiders have learned to pretend to be bird droppings to lure victims

Spiders have learned to pretend to be bird droppings to lure victims

As they say, if you want to live, be able to spin. And sometimes you don't need to twirl around, but disguise yourself, and in some cases you have to portray extremely unusual things

Giant turtles eat baby birds

Giant turtles eat baby birds

Researchers in the Seychelles filmed a giant turtle hunting a tern chick and devouring it in one gulp. Scientists who participated in this discovery say this is the first time that such an action has been filmed. But d

The body of a female giant squid, washed ashore, indicates that the "kraken" may be monogamous creatures

The body of a female giant squid, washed ashore, indicates that the "kraken" may be monogamous creatures

The body of a female of the world's largest squid - sometimes called a "kraken" after a mythological sea monster - washed up on the Japanese coast, has probably only mated with one male in her entire life

The zoologist warned the Russians about the invasion of giant slugs

The zoologist warned the Russians about the invasion of giant slugs

The Russians are expecting an invasion of giant slugs. Ilya Gomyranov, a zoologist and Skoltech employee, warned about this

Insect invasion in Central Russia

Insect invasion in Central Russia

A surprising consequence of the prolonged heat wave in Central Russia: Moscow is experiencing a real invasion of praying mantises this summer. Is this an exception or a new reality? What other insects have moved north after the praying mantises? And is it worth op

Scientists explain why sea snakes attack divers

Scientists explain why sea snakes attack divers

It could be that male sea snakes mistake divers for females

Why are urban animals getting bigger?

Why are urban animals getting bigger?

Scientists will never be able to accurately answer how many cities there are on our planet. The fact is that “city” is a rather abstract concept and different numbers are indicated in each source. But what scientists know for sure is that large

Norwegian scientist noticed unusual dolphin behavior

Norwegian scientist noticed unusual dolphin behavior

Norwegian researcher Audun Rikardsen analyzed a case of many hours of human contact with a representative of a rare species of dolphins and came to the conclusion that this behavior is unusual for herd mammals

Man has destroyed 20% of bird species in the last 50,000 years

Man has destroyed 20% of bird species in the last 50,000 years

Over the past 20,000 to 50,000 years, new research has shown that all bird species have experienced an extinction process. The main reason for this was man. Our impact on wildlife has led to the extinction of approximately 10-20% of all bird species

Scientists have filmed giant centipedes eating birds

Scientists have filmed giant centipedes eating birds

Giant centipede tarantulas have been found on the tiny uninhabited Phillip Island, part of the Norfolk group of islands in the South Pacific. The population of centipedes Cormocephalus coynei on this island is capable of killing and eating up to 3,700 chicks

Orangutans know how to use a hammer. They know how to wield the instrument, even if no one has taught them how to do it

Orangutans know how to use a hammer. They know how to wield the instrument, even if no one has taught them how to do it

Biologists at the University of Tübingen, Germany, have found that orangutans living in zoos can use tools to crack nuts without learning the skill. The authors of the work note that this is one of the few primate species that

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown bright red jellyfish

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown bright red jellyfish

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered a previously unknown blood-red jellyfish during an underwater expedition. She lives at a depth of 700 meters

Why even the fastest man in the world can't outrun a regular domestic cat

Why even the fastest man in the world can't outrun a regular domestic cat

New Model Explains How Different Forces And Body Constructions Limit Maximum Running Speed ​​In Humans

Monkeys found the ability to "greet" and "say goodbye"

Monkeys found the ability to "greet" and "say goodbye"

An international team of scientists has shown that chimpanzees, like humans, use signals to indicate the beginning and end of social interactions

Chinese elephants return home

Chinese elephants return home

In China, an incredible story is coming to an end, followed by the whole world. The herd of elephants that escaped from the reserve last year is finally returning home

New virus found in Hawaiian dolphin could trigger global outbreaks in marine mammals

New virus found in Hawaiian dolphin could trigger global outbreaks in marine mammals

A previously unknown virus was found in the Hawaiian dolphin. Scientists fear this virus could trigger a major outbreak in marine mammals