Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica
Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rainforest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk, according to experts.
What happens when wildlife species take up residence in densely populated areas?
You'd think it would take a pretty exotic ecosystem to surprise Chris Whittier, V97. He has, after all, treated wild gorillas in six national parks in central Africa.
Wild things: crackdown on China's animal eaters fails to bite
Porcupines in cages, endangered tortoises in buckets and snakes in cloth bags—rare wildlife is on open sale at a Chinese market, despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species.
Africa's poison 'apple' provides common ground for saving elephants, raising livestock
While African wildlife often run afoul of ranchers and pastoralists securing food and water resources for their animals, the interests of fauna and farmer might finally be unified by the "Sodom apple," a ...
Unusual approach may offer hope for endangered African wild dog
Keeping Africa's endangered wild dogs away from livestock and populated areas has been unusually difficult, but experiments with scent markings from other wild dogs offers promise as a tool in the effort ...
Don't buy an iguana, Brazil warns World Cup fans
World Cup fans looking for that special souvenir from Brazil should know it is illegal to buy parrots, iguanas and other wildlife, authorities said Wednesday, releasing a list of environmental guidelines ...
Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the choice (w/ Video)
Chamois had pneumonia: Cause of death established
In spring 2010, nearly a third of the chamois living in a region of northern Austria suddenly died of unexplained causes. Concerned hunters and foresters sent the carcasses to the University of Veterinary ...
Domesticated animals provide vital link to emergence of new diseases
Research at the University of Liverpool suggests pets and other domesticated animals could provide new clues into the emergence of infections that can spread between animals and humans.
Archaeological, genetic evidence expands views of domestication
Many of our ideas about domestication derive from Charles Darwin, whose ideas in turn were strongly influenced by British animal-breeding practices during the 19th century, a period when landowners vigorously ...
New haul of exotic animals seized in Philippines
Wildlife authorities said Tuesday they had seized nearly 100 exotic animals that had been smuggled into the southern Philippines in the second such haul in just two weeks.
Presence of humans, urban landscapes increase illness in songbirds
(Phys.org) —Humans living in densely populated urban areas have a profound impact not only on their physical environment, but also on the health and fitness of native wildlife. For the first time, scientists ...
Found: One beaver
A mystery beaver sighted in Devon could be the first case of the wild animal in England for 800 years.
Knut the polar bear's medical legacy
Keeping wild animals is an important component of the mission of zoos to educate the public and preserve endangered species. When animals die, tracking the potential cause becomes an investigation of pathogens ...