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Głosy ptaków - posłuchaj 275 różnych gatunków ptaków. Także na Twoim telefonie. The Hidden World Under Our Feet - To understand more, scientists recently embarked on what they call the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative to assess what is known about soil life, pinpoint where it is endangered and determine the health of the essential ecosystem services that soil provides.

The Hidden World Under Our Feet -

They are not just looking at soil in remote, far-off landscapes. One of the more intensive studies is taking place in New York’s Central Park. Alien intelligence: the extraordinary minds of octopuses and other cephalopods. The World's Rarest Wild Dog Has Not Gone Extinct After All. After decades of doubt, researchers have rediscovered "the world’s rarest wild dog" – the New Guinea highland wild dog (HWD).

The World's Rarest Wild Dog Has Not Gone Extinct After All

Who's a good boy? The discovery came about through recent expeditions by the University of Papua in the mountains of New Guinea. Building on 30 years of work by Dr I Lehr Brisbin of the University of Georgia, they traced the tracks and scat of the wild dogs to make predictions on their whereabouts. BBC Two - Natural World, 2015-2016, Super Powered Owls. Researchers "Translate" Bat Talk. Turns Out, They Argue—A Lot. Plenty of animals communicate with one another, at least in a general way—wolves howl to each other, birds sing and dance to attract mates and big cats mark their territory with urine.

Researchers "Translate" Bat Talk. Turns Out, They Argue—A Lot

But researchers at Tel Aviv University recently discovered that when at least one species communicates, it gets very specific. Egyptian fruit bats, it turns out, aren’t just making high pitched squeals when they gather together in their roosts. They’re communicating specific problems, reports Bob Yirka at According to Ramin Skibba at Nature, neuroecologist Yossi Yovel and his colleagues recorded a group of 22 Egyptian fruit bats, Rousettus aegyptiacus, for 75 days. Using a modified machine learning algorithm originally designed for recognizing human voices, they fed 15,000 calls into the software. 6 Nat Geo Photographers Share Their Favorite Wild Cat Moments. Every photographer has a special moment in the field that stays with them forever.

6 Nat Geo Photographers Share Their Favorite Wild Cat Moments

For those lucky enough to work with wild cats, that snapshot in time can be even more amazing. ­ In honor of Big Cat Week, National Geographic caught up with six photographers to ask them about their most memorable experiences in the wild, from the rain forests of India to the savannahs of the Serengeti. For more on big cats, tune in to Big Cat Week, premiering Monday, Feb. 20, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD and learn more about the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, a global initiative that supports scientists and conservationists working to save big cats in the wild. You can’t publish a big cats story without a mom with cubs. If you were an elephant … If you were an elephant living wild in a western city, you’d be confused and disgusted.

If you were an elephant …

You’d have one two-fingered hand swinging from your face – a hand as sensitive as tumescent genitals, but which could smash a wall or pick a cherry. With that hand you’d explore your best friends’ mouths, just for the sake of friendship. With that hand you’d smell water miles away and the flowers at your feet. You’d sift it all, triaging. Category 1: immediate danger. This crows stares at a stick… 8 moves later? Scientists are shocked beyond belief! Out of the Shadows, the Wildcats You've Never Seen. This story appears in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Out of the Shadows, the Wildcats You've Never Seen

“She’s very close,” Germán Garrote whispers, pointing to a handheld receiver picking up Helena’s signal. Somewhere in this olive grove beside a busy highway in southern Spain, the Iberian lynx and her two cubs are probably watching us. If it weren’t for her radio collar, we’d never know that one of the world’s rarest cats is crouching among the neat rows of trees. At five years old Helena has learned to meld invisibly into the human landscape, even hiding with her newborns in a vacant house during a raucous Holy Week fiesta.

Best Animal Photos of 2016. Best Animal Photos of 2016. Best Animal Photos of 2016. Best Animal Photos of 2016. Study suggests rats smile with their ears. (—A team of researchers with the University of Bern in Switzerland has found that as part of feeling happiness, rats undergo a slight physical change.

Study suggests rats smile with their ears

As the team notes in their paper uploaded to the peer-reviewed open access site PLOS ONE, the rats under study demonstrated happiness by lowering their ears. As the researchers note, a multitude of studies have been conducted by scientists attempting to learn about the experience of pain or other negative emotions in rats and other animals—if researchers were aware of the pain they may be causing a rat or other test animals, they may be more likely to alter experiments to reduce animal suffering.

But, as the researchers also note, very little research has been done to learn about more positive states in rats and other animals.

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Wolfs. African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say. An increasing number of African elephants are now born tuskless because poachers have consistently targetted animals with the best ivory over decades, fundamentally altering the gene pool.

African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say

In some areas 98 per cent of female elephants now have no tusks, researchers have said, compared to between two and six per cent born tuskless on average in the past. Almost a third of Africa’s elephants have been illegally slaughtered by poachers in the past ten years to meet demand for ivory in Asia, where there is still a booming trade in the material, particularly in China.

Play Video Close. These 11 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes. Owing to its beautiful coat and bushy tail, which can be fiery red, steely gray or snow-white, the fox has held a special place in our hearts since time immemorial as a beautiful and mysterious woodland creature.

These 11 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes

These 11 pictures will make you fall in love with the fox all over again. Source. 15 Terrifying Animals and Where They Live. 8 demystifying facts about the snow leopard. A snow leopard in the wild.

8 demystifying facts about the snow leopard

(Photo: Dennis W Donohue/Shutterstock) Lions and tigers get all the glory, but there's another big cat that deserves your attention — the snow leopard. Also known as an "ounce," these beautiful felines are one of the most elusive mammals in the world. As a testament to their enigmatic majesty, snow leopards have been declared the National Heritage Animal of both Pakistan and Afghanistan. On a global level, there's even a holiday honoring these gorgeous cats — International Snow Leopard Day on Oct. 23. Climbing Mountains and Combating Poachers to Save Snow Leopards. Earth - Watch a snow leopard chase its prey down a mountainside. Snow Leopards, Snow Leopard Pictures, Snow Leopard Facts. These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes.

Snow leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill. Diet and Hunting. Earth - The world's largest rats are the size of small dogs. If you had to list the world's most vilified animals, rats would definitely make the cut – especially giant ones. They are most commonly described as harbingers of disease that scuttle in swarms around our cities under cover of darkness. The best known species are the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) and the slightly smaller black rat (Rattus rattus), both of which live on every continent bar Antarctica. Earth - A Soviet scientist created the only tame foxes in the world.

From the richly-plumed red fox to the big-eared fennec fox, foxes look adorable. Because of this, people are sometimes tempted to keep them as pets. However, those who have tried have struggled. Unlike dogs and cats, the different species of fox have not been domesticated. Domestication only happens over a long period of time through selective breeding. Cats and dogs were domesticated by humans thousands of years ago to be pets and companions. Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Bird In Flight. The organizers of the international contest, the Сomedy Wildlife Photography Awards, selected 40 best photographs submitted by participants in 2016, Design You Trust writes.

The winner whose name will be announced by the end of October will receive photography equipment from Nikon and a chance to join a one-week safari in Kenya. Photo: Alex Jevon Photo: Brigitta Moser Photo: Philip Marazzi. This Photographer Captures Photos Of Owls Like None You’ve Ever Seen. Earth - The 13 birds with the most amazing eggs. Rysk invasion! The Extraordinary Details of Tiny Creatures Captured with a Laser-Scanning Microscope by Igor Siwanowicz. Xavi Bou's photographs reveal flight paths of birds – in pictures. La Bioguia - Journal. Animals Australia - Journal. Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time. Bobcat Sitting on Top of 40 Foot Tall Cactus in the Arizona Desert.

Niume. Why don’t birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics. Scientists conclude Octopus DNA is not from THIS world. A new study has led researchers to conclude that Octopuses (NOT Octopi) have Alien DNA. 12 Real Animals That Make Earth Look Like An Alien Planet. 30 år efter Tjernobyl (2): Unik fauna i den förbjudna zonen. Have You Been Seeing Crows? What The Crow Symbolizes (More Than Just Death) Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species. Sea slug has taken genes from algae it eats, allowing it to photosynthesize like a plant. How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time "feeding" on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin. The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald green sea slug's chromosomes have some genes that come from the algae it eats. These genes help sustain photosynthetic processes inside the slug that provide it with all the food it needs.

The 5 Most Endangered Canine Species. Domesticated dogs are some of the most popular animals on the planet, but their cousins in the wild aren’t always as beloved. For thousands of years humans have persecuted wolves, jackals, dingoes, foxes and other members of the family Canidae, pushing many species into or close to extinction. Here are five of the most endangered canine species and subspecies, three of which only continue to exist because a few people and organizations have taken extraordinary efforts to save them. Venus the Two-Faced Cat Still a Mystery.

"Unusual" Pictures: Lions vs. Hippo. Some Birds use a Hurricane to Fly Fast - REALLY Fast! Co-operative birds motivated by family ties. BBC Nature - African forest elephants decline by 62% in 10 years. 13 'How did you get that?' wildlife photos from Tin Man Lee. Back to Nature - "What happens when you grow catnip in... They Film 2 Bright Green ''Pupa,'' Now Watch The One On The Right. I Have NO Words...

13 Jumping Animals, Just in Time for Leap Year. Native American Animals. Dogs and some primates have molecues that might let them perceive magnetic fields. Dogs And Primates May Be Able To Perceive Magnetic Fields. Most animals don't have grandmas. But elephants do. And what Granny does is awesome. Stunning Photo Of Angry Lion Taken Moments Before It Jumped At Photographer To Attack Him. Namibia's Elusive Wildlife Captured In Stunning High-Quality Images. 10 Fascinating Facts About Ravens. Wild Ravens Frolic in Snow Like Children. Can Your Cat See Into Other Dimensions? Empreintes des Mammifères tableau par catégories. Att komma nära en korp 16 november kl 15:03 - P1 Dokumentär. 17 Animals You Must See To Believe. How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain : Shots - Health News.

Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists. The Happiest Penguin Ever! MUST SEE: What If Animals Could Talk To You? What Happens When Wildlife Reclaims Chernobyl? 'Houdini' horse escapes from stable and frees friends. Animals can be giant jerks. The Sea Slug Forum - Solar-powered sea slugs. Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth. Animals on Psychedelics: Survival of the Trippiest. 14 Incredible Photos That Prove Snails Live In A Magical World. It's a small world. Older than your grandma - Animals with the longest life spans. Ever Wonder What The World's Rarest Bear Looks Like? Better Hurry. A Murder of Crows Nature Documentary. 28 Teeny Tiny Wild Mice. Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals. Crow hitches a ride on eagle because nature is awesome. Varje vår korsar elefantflocken hotellobbyn av en makalös anledning. Vi tror knappt det är sant! The story of Stoffel the honey badger.

Discovery Channel (DK) Clever Honey Badger Escaping (Video) The Deeper Howler Monkeys Call, The Smaller Their Balls. Ravens might possess a Theory of Mind, say scientists. 20 unique and interesting animals.