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Oldest known crocodile had shield-like head, says study

Oldest known crocodile had shield-like head, says study

The oldest known species of crocodile had an armor-plated head and a body half the length of a subway car, according to research released on Jan. 31 by US scientists who identified the now-extinct creature.

Comment(s)2/2/2012

‘Lost world’ of sea life thrives in Antarctica

‘Lost world’ of sea life thrives in Antarctica

A seven-pronged starfish, a mysterious pale octopus and a new kind of yeti crab are among a teeming community of previously undiscovered life on the sea floor near Antarctica, British researchers said.

Comment(s)1/6/2012

Deadly species come to Turkey’s Aegean coasts

Deadly species come to Turkey’s Aegean coasts

Poisonous jellyfish and puffer fish are heading toward Turkish coastal waters because of the effects of global warming, the president of Muğla University’s Fisheries Department has said.

Comment(s)1/26/2012

İzmir home to animals in danger of extinction

İzmir home to animals in danger of extinction

İzmir’s Natural Life Park is home to a wide variety of animals whose species are in danger of extinction...

Comment(s)12/31/2011

Spanish pets head to church for blessing

Spanish pets head to church for blessing

Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain...

Comment(s)1/17/2012

Scientists testing sick seals for radiation

Scientists testing sick seals for radiation

Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Comment(s)12/30/2011

‘Knut The Dreamer’: Berlin Zoo picks memorial to dead bear

‘Knut The Dreamer’: Berlin Zoo picks memorial to dead bear

Fans of Knut, the cuddly polar bear that captured hearts worldwide, will soon be able to visit a memorial at Berlin Zoo after the winning design for the shrine was unveiled Friday.

Comment(s)1/16/2012

Britain eases rules for visiting pets

For a famously animal-loving nation, pet owning visitors to Britain have had it remarkably tough...

Comment(s)12/31/2011

New snake in Tanzania: 'Fierce, probably venomous'

New snake in Tanzania: 'Fierce, probably venomous'

The world's newest snake has menacing-looking yellow and black scales, dull green eyes and two spiky horns. And it's named after a 7-year-old girl.

Comment(s)1/11/2012

Nine bears die in Ankara circus fire

Nine bears die in Ankara circus fire

Nine bears were killed in Ankara when a fire started in the shelter where the circus animals were kept during their stay in the city.

Comment(s)12/29/2011

Leopard kills man, scalps another in Indian city

Leopard kills man, scalps another in Indian city

A leopard that wandered into a city in eastern India went on a rampage, killing one man, swiping off part of another man's scalp and injuring three other people before authorities tranquilized the animal. (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Comment(s)1/9/2012

Pets may create new diseases, study says

Pets may create new diseases, study says

Comment(s)12/29/2011

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