A new tool that collects cetacean breath—or blow—may provide deeper insights into dolphin health and make testing easier for both researchers and animals, according to a study published last month in Analytical Chemistry.
Approximately 20 million migrating Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) roost in Bracken Cave every summer, but urban sprawl and accompanying light pollution threatened their habitat, until now.
The number of northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) left in the world now stands at six following the death of Suni, one of the subspecies’ last two breeding males. Park rangers at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy found the rhino in his enclosure on October 17.
The world’s amphibians cannot catch a break. Climate change, habitat loss, and the spread of chytrid fungus already contribute to declining populations. Now, a deadly virus is ravaging Spain’s toads and newts, and may spread to other amphibian species across a wide geographic range, according to a study published last week in Current Biology.
Ivory-seeking poachers are exhausting Africa’s elephant populations at an alarming rate, according to new research recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study provides the first reliable estimate of illegal elephant kills for the entire continent.
A well-known gray wolf living in the Oregon Cascade Mountains mated and produced at least two wolf pups, according to officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). This marks the first time wolves have reproduced in the region since the 1940s.