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Research team finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Research team finds Pumas exhibiting behaviors like social animals

Pumas are considered solitary carnivores and researchers have believed that they are less social compared to other big cats. However, new research paper published in the journal Science Advances has found surprisingly high social elements among Pumas. Researchers have earlier reported that Pumas mainly interact during mating, raising offspring and when they have to settle territory disputes.

Over-mothered puppies more likely to fail Dog training: Study

Over-mothered puppies more likely to fail dog training: Study

Puppies that receive over-attention and extreme care from their mothers are more likely to fail successfully complete dog training program, a new study revealed.

A team of researchers at University of Pennsylvania studied puppies and were surprised to find that just 70 per cent of dogs that enter training were able to successfully complete it. They also found that over-mothered puppies were more likely to fail.

Researchers identify prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Researchers identify prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

Researchers have unearthed fossils of a tiny faceless prehistoric sea worm that had dozens of spines jutting out of its head.

The bizarre, ancient creature with a Venus flytrap-like head evolved in the seas long before dinosaurs came into existence.

The new creature, named Capinatator praetermissus, was merely 4 inches in length with its spines being just around 1/3 of an inch long. It would eat smaller plankton and shrimp-like creatures.

Scientists find fossil of shark-like ancient sea creature

Scientists find fossil of shark-like ancient sea creature

A team of scientists claimed to have found fossilized remains of a new fish species that they believe looked and ate like a shark.

An analysis of the fossil revealed that it belonged to a previously unknown bony, sharp-toothed species that would have been nearly six-feet or 1.83 meters in length with long jaws and multiple layers of sharp teeth.

The long jaw and layers of teeth on the ancient fish called Birgeria Americana suggest that members of this species would have chomped down on its prey prior to swallowing it whole, like sharks.

Biologists in New Zealand find rare species of sunfish

Biologists in New Zealand find rare species of sunfish

A team of marine biologists have discovered a rare species of sunfish that managed to evade discovery for as many as three centuries by hiding in a very messy history of sunfish taxonomy.

The marine biologists have named the new species specimen, a two-ton creature, Hoodwinker sunfish (Mola tecta) due to its elusiveness.

Images of Deformed Lamb Born in South Africa Go Viral

Images of Deformed Lamb Born in South Africa Go Viral

Images of a deformed lamb born in South Africa have gone viral and local authorities have confirmed that the images circulating on internet are real. Many people have termed the images as a strange creature which looks like ‘half human and half lamb’. However, veterinary experts have confirmed that virus infection could be the reason behind deformed lamb. The lamb has some similarity to human baby and people in local community blamed it on witchcraft. The images were shared by a farmer from Lady Frere in Eastern Province, South Africa.

Scientists find several new species in deep water off Australian Coast

Scientists find several new species in deep water off Australian Coast

A team of international scientists has discovered a number of new marine species in one of the most unexplored ecosystems in the world, the deep water off Australia.

More than three dozen scientists, including some from Museums Victoria and the CSIRO, explored on the dark abyss with crushing environment nearly 4000 meters below the surface using a vessel named Investigator.

During the one-month expedition, the Investigator visited a total of seven Commonwealth marine reserves from the Freycinet Peninsula to the Coral Sea off Queensland.

Fishermen catch conjoined twin harbour porpoises

Fishermen catch conjoined twin harbour porpoises

Fishermen off the coast of the Netherlands accidently caught what has been confirmed as the first case of two-headed harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).

However, the fishermen who accidentally caught the deceased two-headed harbour porpoise in their beamtrawl net took some pictures of the creature and threw it back into the ocean as they feared that it would be illegitimate to keep it.

Well Preserved young bird fossils with exceptional details found in Burmese amber

Well Preserved young bird fossils with exceptional details found in Burmese amber

Researchers have found fossils of young bird with remarkable details locked in Burmese amber. The Burmese amber has managed to well preserve fossils with most of skull and neck. The fossil also includes a partial wing, claws, soft tissue of the tail and hindlimbs. The research team reported that fossils belong to juvenile enantiornithine birds. The bird could be just a few days old when it got trapped in amber. Complete details of the research team findings have been published in the journal Gondwana Research.

Young whale finds way out of Ventura Harbor into the open ocean

Young whale finds way out of Ventura Harbor into the open ocean

A young humpback whale that had become stuck in Southern California’s Ventura harbor was on the move again on Sunday as it found its way back to the open ocean.

The U.S. Coast Guard officials said in a statement that the juvenile humpback was last seen at 1 a.m. on Sunday heading out of the Ventura Harbor into the open waters.

It was the first time when a young humpback whale entered the Ventura Harbor.

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