Animals/Wildlife

8:59am

Thu January 3, 2013
The Salt

Apes Have Food, Will Share For A Social Payoff

Bonobos sharing food and friendship.
JingZhi Tan Duke University

People have been sharing food with strangers since ancient days, offering up the household's finest fare to mysterious travelers. Think Abraham and the three men of Mamre in the Bible and the folks who take in strangers after natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy. That deep tradition of generous hospitality has long been thought uniquely human.

If so, then bonobos, those gregarious African apes, may be more like us than we thought.

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5:27am

Wed January 2, 2013
Animals

Bird Sighting Record Broken In Canada

Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 9:16 am

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5:42am

Sat December 29, 2012
Shots - Health News

As Biodiversity Declines, Tropical Diseases Thrive

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 7:24 am

Mosquitoes like this one can carry the virus that causes dengue fever, which may become a bigger problem in some regions as biodiversity is lost.
James Gathany CDC Public Health Image Library

Global health advocates often argue that the tropical diseases that plague many countries, such as malaria and dengue, can be conquered simply with more money for health care – namely medicines and vaccines.

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5:31am

Fri December 28, 2012

2:57pm

Thu December 27, 2012
The Two-Way

After Apparent Abduction, Miniature Pony Returns To Circus

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 4:45 am

Sighs of relief were breathed in Austria today, after a missing pony made it back to his circus after an apparent horse-napping. While it might seem difficult to steal, and then conceal, a horse, consider that the animal, named Fridolin, is only about two feet tall.

The miniature pony, a main attraction of the Vienna Christmas Circus, was found after a tip came in that the pint-sized horse "had been abandoned at a bus stop," reports the Vienna Times.

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