Unfolding The Secrets Of Ladybird Wings

Unfolding The Secrets Of Ladybird Wings

Ladybirds – exemplified by their cherry red regalia – have been hiding an incredible secret beneath the brightness of their shell. They have the flexibility to furl their wings into a tight space, yet also deploy them with enough stiffness and strength for flight. This is not just a simple case of origami, but a marvelous…

Hunter Killed After Shot Elephant Falls Over And Crushes Him

Hunter Killed After Shot Elephant Falls Over And Crushes Him

Humanity, in plenty of ways, has had a profoundly negative impact on wildlife. From throwing them into volcanoes to overzealously feeding them when we shouldn’t, it’s not surprising that animals sometimes decide that they’ve had enough, and fight back. Big game hunter Theunis Botha reportedly learned this lesson the hard way. Stalking around the Zimbabwean…

Watch: Sea Lion Drags Girl Into Water In Richmond, BC

Watch: Sea Lion Drags Girl Into Water In Richmond, BC

Have you ever seen those large signs in areas populated by local wildlife, telling you very clearly that it is forbidden to feed the animals? Well, maybe this will show you why. When wild animals are fed by humans, they obviously begin to associate humans with food. This can lead to deadly situations for both…

Top 10 New Species Discovered 2017

Top 10 New Species Discovered 2017

Every year brings a new cohort of species into the encylopedia of life. In the past 12 months, there have been at least 18,000 new species described. This may sound like a lot, but with millions more thought to be living on the planet, this is a mere scratch on the surface. To celebrate the birthday…

Check Out This Mesmerizing Spanish Dancer Sea Slug

Check Out This Mesmerizing Spanish Dancer Sea Slug

Credit: Caters News This beautiful video of the ‘Spanish Dancer’, a species of sea slug, was captured by diver Vitaly Bazarov, off the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.As the creature drifts through the water, its vibrant red fins look just like a red dress twisting and turning in a dance.Vitaly…

Orangutans Can Breastfeed For Up To A Record-Breaking Eight Years

Orangutans Can Breastfeed For Up To A Record-Breaking Eight Years

A new technique has revealed orangutans are dependant on their mothers’ milk longer than any other primates, and probably any mammal, sometimes not being weaned until eight or nine. The method used to demonstrate this could tell us a lot about how our ancestors raised their young. Few animals produce new offspring before weaning siblings,…

Watch This Mother Grey Whale Defend Her Calf From Attacking Orcas

Watch This Mother Grey Whale Defend Her Calf From Attacking Orcas

Credit: Monterey Bay Whale Watch/Gowhales.com via Storyful A mother grey whale succeeded in defending her calf from a group of killer whales on April 30. This aerial footage shows the orcas making their move, and was observed by passengers aboard a Monterey Bay Whale Watch trip. Nancy Black told KSBW: “The grey whale mom was very…