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Determining the status of a species must be based on solid scientific evidence with strict criteria.
Goat sellers in the Birnin Kudu market, Jigawa State, Nigeria
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The presence of multi drug-resistant bacteria in goats and sheep in southwest Nigeria may be due to regular use of antibiotics and unhygienic practices by farmers.
Herdsmen with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Veterinary services are in short supply across the country.
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Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors to improve agricultural production, disease prevention, wildlife conservation and the health of animals in the security sector
The world’s smallest frog can fit on a dime.
E.N. Rittmeyer et al. (2012)
Scientists have identified the world’s smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.
What goes in must come out.
Sugiura & Sato, Kobe University
Meet the brawny bug with a concoction so caustic it'll make a toad vomit.
The price of rare coloured animals like the Golden Wildebeest have fluctuated wildly.
Rare colour variants of hunted African species have been known for a long time. Trophy hunters seeking novelty might pay more to hunt these unusually coloured animals.
Free-range egg producers trade heavily on their implied ethical and nutritional value. But what are you really getting?
After Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for lying about their eggs being free-range, here are some tips on getting what you pay for in the supermarket.
Interspecies relationships can help traumatised animals form healthy attachments.
Sugarshine animal sactuary
Animals have complex experiences of trauma. Treating them is very similar to dealing with humans, requiring compassion, calm and common sense.
Nearly one-third of tropical animal species face extinction if humans do not curb our growing appetites for beef, pork and other land-intensive meats. The Panamanian golden frog bred by the Vancouver Aquarium in this 2014 file photo may be extinct in its natural habitat.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.
The beautiful Chinese cave gecko, or Goniurosaurus luii, is highly prized by poachers.
Biologists have a centuries-old tradition of publishing on rare and endangered species. But poachers are using open-access information to target valuable and fragile new species.
Can a machine really think, be in awe and wonder?
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it’s time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
Fly me to the moon.
Scientists have tended to think of nonhuman sexual behaviour as being all about reproduction. In fact, there is far more ha ha hee hee than we give animals credit for.
Male nursery web spiders who give gifts to females are more likely to successfully mate than males who don’t, according to…
Hermaphroditic cleaner shrimp attack and kill each other when in groups larger than two, new research from the University…
Crows remember faces they associate with stressful situations for up to five years. And they tell their friends.
Crows can remember human faces associated with stressful situations for up to five years and they’ll also warn their friends, a study has found. Crows are known for their extraordinary smarts and have…
Netherlands has moved to ban ritual slaughter without stunning but is killing an animal for food ever ethical?
Ritual slaughter is an important part of Islamic and Jewish belief systems but, as recent TV footage showing cattle being butchered in Indonesian abattoirs demonstrated, there is great variation across…