Seventy-five percent of Steller Sea Lions have vanished in the North Pacific. Now, a team of researchers near Vancouver, British Columbia, is working with trained sea lions to figure out why the population is in such steep decline.
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 5, 2012) Throughout military history, animals have gone to war with humans. They served in wars that men started, and their loyalty is scarcely mentioned.
To mark the sacrifices animals made for mankind, a ... watch video
AP (Sep. 25, 2013) For the first time ever, a catalog of high definition images is being put together to give a comprehensive insight into the condition of sea beds around the world. The aim is to help reverse the ... watch video
AP (Nov. 20, 2013) A pair of lion cubs are making their public debut at a zoo in Gaza City. They're believed to be the first lion cubs born in Gaza. The mother, a four-year-old African lioness had the litter on ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 20, 2014) Two white lion cubs, an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion, were recently born at Belgrade Zoo. They are being bottle fed by zoo keepers after they were rejected by their mother after ... watch video
Nov. 27, 2015 Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Researchers are ... read more
Nov. 27, 2015 A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result of increased ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Cells communicate with other cells in our bodies by sending and receiving signals. Cancer can occur when these signals are 'dysregulated' and abnormal cells grow out of control, scientists have ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Biologists used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA, finding that the modifications appear to play a significant role in the process by ... read more
Oct. 15, 2014 Pacific sleeper sharks, a large, slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something a bit larger -- protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of ... read more
June 29, 2013 The study shows that Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) are more prone to starvation because of exposure to human influences like pets and pollution. These can impair the level of their ... read more
Jan. 18, 2012 A new study suggests that the impact of predation on juvenile Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska has been significantly underestimated, creating a "productivity pit" from which their ... read more
Aug. 2, 2011 Marine researchers in New Zealand have identified the direct impact of fishing as the largest known human factor in the decline of the endangered native sea lion population. The team's findings ... read more