Only Humans And Tuskers Use Their Nose And Mouth To Create Sound

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Image shows scientists Veronika Beeck (right) and Michael Kerscher (left) in Nepal in an undated photo. (Veronika Beeck/Newsflash)

Humans and elephants are the only mammals to combine their mouths and their noses to create sounds, a new study has revealed. Cognitive biologists Veronika Beeck and Angela Stoger-Horwath and…

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How Scientists Track Ocean Giants Thanks To The Water Wide Web

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Humpback whales can quickly learn complex song patterns from other whale populations. (The University of Queensland/Newsflash)

Marine scientists have revealed how they can track whale movement through the ocean using spare fibre optic cables to eavesdrop on them. Individual hydrophones, or underwater microphones, had previously been…

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Adorable Two-Year-Old Elephant Dies Of Herpes

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Two-year-old elephant Umesh at the elephant park in the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. (Zoo Zurich, Nicole Schnyder/Newsflash)

A two-year-old elephant has died despite keepers' best efforts after it contracted a herpes virus at Zurich zoo in Switzerland. Umesh, a young male, died on the evening of Tuesday,…

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Ugly Reptiles Facing Extinction, Say Experts

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Argentine land turtle, the collection for the pet trade, wildfires and land use change put it in a very vulnerable situation. (CONICET-Luciano Avila/Newsflash)

Over one in five reptiles species are in danger of extinction but no one seems to care because they are “less charismatic” than mammals or birds. During the 15-year research…

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Rescuers Save 32 Baby Squirrels From Traffickers

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Environmental Protection officials rescued 32 Persian squirrels from animal traffickers in the city of Sardasht, in West Azerbaijan, Iran. (Environmental Protection of West Azerbaijan/Newsflash)

Wildlife detectives have rescued an astonishing haul of rare squirrels from animal traffickers in Iran. Police confiscated 32 of the nut-loving animals after setting up an elaborate sting posing as…

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Prehistoric Giant Sloths Had A Chainmail Armour Made Of A Bone Mesh To Stop Predators Sinking Their Teeth Into Them

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Palaeontologists found hundreds of pieces of bone that were immersed inside the dermis of certain large extinct mammals, between 2 and 12 millimetres in diameter, whose age for the area is estimated to be greater than 20,000 years, in San Pedro , Argentina. (Newsflash)

Prehistoric giant sloths had a chainmail-like armour made of a bone mesh embedded in their skin to stop predators sinking their teeth and claws into them, according to new research.…

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Hippos Inhabited Germanys River Rhine Whilst Mammoths Wandered Along The Bank During Last Ice Age

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Prof. Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl, General Director of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum, unveils the lifelike reconstruction of a hippopotamus in the exhibition "Ice Age Safari" in Germany. (REM, Rebecca Kind/Newsflash)

A study has revealed that Germany's Rhine river was home to hippos around 30,000 years ago meaning the mammals that are now only native to Africa once wandered the European…

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US Zoo Vaccinating Gorillas and Orangutans Against COVID With Special Animal Vaccine

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An illustrative photo of a Western Lowland Gorilla. (Audubon Nature Institute, Franklin Park Zoo/Newsflash)

A Louisiana zoo has begun vaccinating its gorillas and orangutans against COVID-19 using a shot developed specifically for animals. Audubon Zoo located in New Orleans in the US state of…

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