For those still wondering why thousands of birds died in Beebe, Ark., on New Year's Eve and thousands more fish washed up dead around the same time in a river to to the west near the Oklahoma border:— The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says "three laboratories' test results on red-winged blackbir
I think this will be the last animal post of the day. We'll see. This "breaking news" is a follow-up to last night's post about a trapped Cooper's Hawk.The wayward winged predator had been stuck since last week in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress.
Go back 30,000 years and picture an island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Deep in its tropical forests we find a small group of early humans, tool-making, cave dwelling, social people who live on fruits, fish and occasionally meat.
The striped bass is in trouble again.During the 1980s, wildlife managers said these big, full-bodied fish — favorites of anglers along the East Coast — were overfished. So they laid down severe catch limits.
"A new species of giant crayfish [has] literally crawled out from under a rock in Tennessee, proving that large new species of animals can be found in highly populated and well-explored places," Reuters reports.Researchers Christopher Taylor and Guenter Schuster reveal the discovery in the latest
Here's a neat genetic trick: Make a chicken that can get the flu, but can't pass it on to other birds -- or, presumably, to the humans who take care of them.British researchers have done it.The British team, with the support of a big poultry breeder and government funding, inserted a gene into c