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Newswise: ‘Fatal attraction’: Small carnivores drawn to kill sites, then ambushed by larger kin
16-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EDT
‘Fatal attraction’: Small carnivores drawn to kill sites, then ambushed by larger kin
University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have discovered that large predators play a key yet unexpected role in keeping smaller predators and deer in check. Their “fatal attraction” theory finds that smaller predators are drawn to the kill sites of large predators by the promise of leftover scraps, but the scavengers may be killed themselves if their larger kin return for seconds.

Newswise: Feeding wildlife can disrupt animal social structures
Released: 10-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Feeding wildlife can disrupt animal social structures
University of Georgia

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and San Diego State University has found that the practice of feeding wildlife could be more detrimental to animals than previously thought.

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Released: 14-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
Tourists pose continued risks for disease transmission to endangered mountain gorillas
Ohio University

Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters.

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Released: 27-Dec-2019 3:30 AM EST
Chimpanzees More Likely to Share Tools, Teach Skills When Task Is Complex
Washington University in St. Louis

Teach a chimpanzee to fish for insects to eat, and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her a better way to use tools in gathering prey, and you may change the course of evolution.For most wild chimpanzees, tool use is an important part of life — but learning these skills is no simple feat. Wild chimpanzees transfer tools to each other, and this behavior has previously been shown to serve as a form of teaching.

Newswise: Yes, Even Wild Tigers Struggle with Work/Life Balance
Released: 19-Dec-2019 9:35 AM EST
Yes, Even Wild Tigers Struggle with Work/Life Balance
Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study by a team of Russian and American scientists revealed the first-ever detailed analysis of a tigress from the birth of her cubs through their first four months.

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Released: 12-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST
How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga
University of Warwick

Psychologist observing two chimpanzees in a zoo have discovered that they performed a behaviour hitherto never seen, they coordinated together in a rhythmic social ritual.

Newswise: Mountain Goats’ Air Conditioning is Failing, Study Says
10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
Mountain Goats’ Air Conditioning is Failing, Study Says
Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study in the journal PLOS One says Glacier National Park’s iconic mountain goats are in dire need of air conditioning.

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Released: 19-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Yellowstone's migrating bison manipulate springtime green-up
University of Wyoming

On a typical June day in Yellowstone, it's not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley.

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Released: 8-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
Conservation scientists call for reverse to biodiversity loss
University of Queensland

A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world.

Newswise: Unless Warming is Slowed, Emperor Penguins will be Marching Towards Extinction
6-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Unless Warming is Slowed, Emperor Penguins will be Marching Towards Extinction
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has found that a warming climate may render them extinct by the end of this century. The study, which was part of an international collaboration between scientists, published Nov. 7, 2019, in the journal Global Change Biology.


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