Making a nest box is a great and fun way to help our feathery friends, not to mention a good way to attract different species of bird into your garden! Depending on your DIY skill level, it can take anywhere from an hour to half a day - but what better way to pass some … Continue reading DIY: Build Your Own Bird Box!
Read time: 2 minutes The world's second-largest population of dugongs, a marine mammal that mainly eats underwater grass, has recently been discovered in waters off the coast of Qatar. Also known as "sea cows", these amazing animals can live for roughly 70 years and are 8 - 10 ft long; known to perform tail stands … Continue reading Dugong Mystery: World’s Second Largest Group Discovered off Qatar
Should elephants be kept in captivity? This controversial question has caused a rift in the scientific community and public eye alike. We know that elephants are faring notoriously poorly in zoos worldwide; in the early 2000's, zoo elephant welfare was widely criticised in numerous reports (for example this one), and in 2008 the situation was … Continue reading The Elephant in The Room: The State of Welfare for UK Zoo Elephants
Read time: 5 minutes Symbiotic relationships are a fascinating occurrence in the animal kingdom, and can be a sight to behold in species deemed the most unlikely of allies. For most of us, when we think of mutualistic inter-species relationships we conjure images of remora fish hitchhiking on sharks, oxpecker birds stationed atop hippos or … Continue reading Cooperative Hunting in Moray Eels and Grouper Fish
Read time: 20 minutes What you will learn in this article: How do scientists view animal emotions? What are Cognitive Bias Tests, and what can the brain tell us? Are animal emotions sentient experiences? As the dominant species on our planet, we are quick to anthropomorphise. We readily assign human emotions to much of the … Continue reading The Complexity of Animal Emotions: What Are They, and How Can We Measure Them?
Read time: 5 minutes Where humans go, existing habitats are broken apart. Such is the inevitable nature of our endeavour to advance and improve life on earth for the human race - but at what cost to wildlife? In our quest for development, we create endless roads, cities, reservoirs, farmland; we fill in wetlands, cut … Continue reading The Importance of Wildlife Corridors