Five elephants killed by train in India

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday.

Male baboons found to engage in feticide

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S., some with ties to the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya, has found that male baboons in the wild at times engage in feticide. ...

Pregnant gelada monkeys abort when new male enters group

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pregnant female geladas show an unusually high rate of miscarriage the day after the dominant male in their group is replaced by a new male, a new University of Michigan study indicates.

Early whales gave birth on land, fossil find reveals (Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two newly described fossil whales---a pregnant female and a male of the same species--reveal how primitive whales gave birth and provide new insights into how whales made the transition from land to sea.