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Study Tries To Understand How To Improve Captive Rhino Breeding

Study Tries To Understand How To Improve Captive Rhino Breeding

European Zoo’s may be about to experience a renaissance in Rhino reproduction as researchers seek to improve the success rate of these animals mating in captivity according to a new study.

The Black Rhino is endangered because it is illegally hunted for its horn and also has a very low birth rate in captivity the researchers said.

In order to find out why some species of captive rhinos breed very easily whilst others never reproduce, English researchers undertook a detailed study of 39 captive rhinos which constitute roughly 90 per cent of the European rhino population.

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New Study Finds Grizzly Bears Able To Use Tools

New Study Finds Grizzly Bears Able To Use Tools

A new study has made some startling revelations about bear intelligence. The study undertaken by Washington State University, placed some donuts on a string that was deliberately out of reach of grizzly bears. Of the eight bears that were tested, six pushed stumps or plastic boxes under the treats to boost them up to receive their prize.

Whilst this kind of use of tools is primitive it does show that bears have cognitive thinking skills and are able to creatively problem solve.

“Cognition is really describing the part of the brain that actually thinks, rather than reacting based on instinct or emotion. In this case, it’s thinking about solving a problem by manipulating an inanimate object.” said veterinarian Lynne Nelson, assistant director of the Washington State University (WSU) Bear Research Education and Conservation Center.

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Bats Make Use Of Polarized Light To Navigate

Bats Make Use Of Polarized Light To Navigate

Many people wear sunglasses to avoid polarized light, however this type of light for bats is actually pretty useful and they use it to find their way.

According to new research the greater mouse eared bat is the first mammal known to use polarized light to navigate. The bats make use of polarized rays that are scattered at sunset to adjust their internal compass so that they end up flying in the right direction.

“Every night through the spring, summer and autumn, bats leave their roosts in caves, trees and buildings to search for insect prey,” Stefan Greif, a biologist at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland and co-author of the study, said in a statement.

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Seals May Forage For Food At Off Shore Wind Farms

Seals May Forage For Food At Off Shore Wind Farms

New research suggests that offshore wind farms may be adopted by seals for hunting.

As the number of these type of wind farms continues to rise there may be an effect on both seals and their prey, however scientists are unable to tell whether the effects will be positive or negative.

Wind farms are rows of wind turbines that make use of the wind to generate electricity. They tend to be located offshore so they can easily benefit from the strong coastal winds and can generate large amounts of electricity without any carbon emissions. Denmark for example gets 30 per cent of its energy needs from wind power.

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Fun Facts About The Gazelle

Fun Facts About The Gazelle

The gazelle is a type of antelope that lives in both Asia and Africa. They closely resemble deer but come from the same family as sheep, cattle and goats. You can tell a gazelle by it s ringed curved horns, their white rumps and tan or reddish brown coats.

Habitat

There are 19 different species of gazelle and most live in the hot dry deserts and savannas of Asia and Africa. In order to maintain proper hydration in these harsh environment, the gazelle shrinks its liver and heart. Breathing can result in a loss of water and a smaller liver and heart means there is less of a requirement for oxygen, which means the gazelle needs to breathe less and loses less water in the process.

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