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Say bye to Polar Bears by 2100

Scientists predict that most polar bears will die out by the year 2100 because of global warming.  Even if global warming is slowed, the loss of polar ice means most polar bears will still be seriously affected. Polar bears are found in the far north, inside the Arctic Circle. Scientists believe there are about 25,000 […]

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A parrot outsmarts Harvard students in memory games 

They are pretty, clever and can also talk back to you. African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) can live more than 50 years, memorize dozens of words in English and, if given the chance, outsmart a flock of Harvard students in a classic Shell Game. Actually one did. A parrot called Griffin has humiliated students at […]

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This joker is a spider! 

A newfound spider species wears a striking red-and-white pattern on its back that resembles the grin worn by Batman’s long-standing nemesis, the Joker. The resemblance is so uncanny that the researchers who described the arachnid named the species after actor Joaquin Phoenix, who portrayed the tormented, smiling villain in the 2019 film, “Joker.” Ironically, the […]

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One more point to Slytherin!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and also a researcher of snakes, the chances are you will be allowed in the House of Slytherin.  No surprises here then that when Harry Potter books lovers discovered a new species of snake, they named him after Salazar Slytherin. A new green pit viper species discovered in a […]

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Blue dragons are for real!

Since early May, visitors to the Padre Island National Seashore off the coast of South Texas have been discovering specimens of the rare blue dragon, or Glaucus atlanticus. Though the name evokes images of flying, fire breathing monsters, the delicate creatures are a type of sea slug that spend their lives in the temperate and […]

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Yeay! Thailand frees elephants from slavery due to Coronavirus 

While we agree that the situation is bad all over the world due to Coronavirus infections, there’s also one good news, or rather a breather, because of the pandemic. We all know that the tourism industry has come to standstill due to lockdowns and ban on travel. Thailand too has been facing the crunch like […]

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Giant string creature found off Australia 

At first sight it may look like an innocent string floating on the water. But it’s not. It’s a giant sea creature! Scientists on a research vessel spotted a giant creature that has been compared to a mass of silly string floating off western Australia. Researchers aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s ship Falkor stumbled upon […]

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Tiger tests positive for covid 19

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, and six other big cats are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness. The Malayan tiger, named Nadia, likely contracted the coronavirus from an infected—but unknown—asymptomatic zookeeper. The zoo has been closed to visitors since March 16. […]

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Dolphins are back in Mumbai too! 

Recently, there was a glimmer of joy in Venice which has been battling the outbreak of Coronavirus. Due to lockdown, it was reported that the canals in Venice were clean again and fish and underwater plants could be seen in the canals. Not only that, there were also sightings of dolphins. But Venice is not […]

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Animals frolic in absence of humans 

A lot of zoos, museums and aquariums have shut due to Coronavirus scare. People are not venturing out of their homes due to the lockdown. The situation is grim but there’s also a silver lining here for the animals who live in the zoos and aquariums. The first animals to take advantage of human absence […]