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Meet the Scary Insect that took 19 Lives in China

Meet the Scary Insect that took 19 Lives in China

There are large numbers of scary creatures in nature that make us scream with only a sight of them. However, this one is the scariest of all.

And the creatures that scare the heck out of us are called as Asian Giant Hornet, or Vespa Mandarinia. They are honored as the world's largest hornets. An average wasp grows up to a length of 2.2 inches. The queen hornets are slightly bigger in the size than the male "drones" or workers.

Around 18 Mammal and 19 Bird Species Made Comeback in Europe: Study

Around 18 Mammal and 19 Bird Species Made Comeback in Europe: Study

Since about 1960, there are a number of mammals and bird species that have made a comeback in Europe. In order to come up with the names of the same, different organizations were involved.

The organizations that have come up with the paper are the Zoological Society of London, the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) and BirdLife International.

Though it is a great news that the species have resurged, main aim of the study is to know which conservation strategy has worked and led to comeback of the selected species.

USDA Designs Special Trap to Capture Everglades Pythons

USDA Designs Special Trap to Capture Everglades Pythons

It seems something is going wrong in the Florida Everglades. Federal wildlife officials have warned the people about invasion by Burmese pythons.

Wildlife Officials are trying their level best to control the invasion by such species. They tried radio tracking collars, a massive public hunt and even snake-sniffing dogs to protect the Floridians from these species.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) got an official document to design a special trap, the previous month.

After Central Texas, Zebra Mussels Now Suspected in Lake Worth & Joe Pool

After Central Texas, Zebra Mussels Now Suspected in Lake Worth & Joe Pool

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials have announced on Thursday that zebra mussels are found in Central Texas. Officials are now suspecting the presence in Lake Worth and Joe Pool Lake, as well. In Central Texas, the species has been found in Belton Lake.

According to the officials, consistent efforts are being made in order to control the infestation of these undesired species in the water.

On September 18, zebra mussels were found in Belton Lake. Now, they have also been spotted in Brazos River basin, which is about 200 miles in the south of Belton Lake.

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Acoustic Stimuli Caused Mass Strandings of Whales in 2008

In 2008, around 100 melon-headed whales were stranded in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar. An investigation was carried out in order to know the reason behind the mass strandings.

As per the review carried out with the help of The International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation Society and Wildlife Conservation Society, it has been found that mass strandings were the result of acoustic stimuli.

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Cotton-Top Tamarin Caught Whispering behind Back of Zoo Keepers

Cotton-Top Tamarin Caught Whispering behind Back of Zoo Keepers

It has happened for the first time that the cotton-top tamarin has been caught chattering whispers behind the back of zoo keepers.

The cotton-top tamarin is considered to be one of the world's smallest primates. A research has been carried out in which it was found that these primates got upset when a zoo keeper entered their enclosure.

Central Park Zoo keepers have recorded their voice and when it was assessed through audio recording then it was found that they were whispering. The study has been published in the journal Zoo Biology.

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Monarch Butterfly Population Crashes to Record Lows

Monarch Butterfly Population Crashes to Record Lows

Scientists and observers have reported about a record drop in the number of monarch butterflies. The scientists have come to this conclusion after monitoring the species in Central and Eastern North America, which is their home in the summers.

Earlier, it was expected that while on their journey back after spending winters in Mexico, the number of monarch butterflies will increase by manifold. However, there are almost no signs that suggested the increasing number of the insects.

Rare Images of Eagle and Deer caught in Camera

Rare Images of Eagle and Deer caught in Camera

Some recently captured array of images where a golden eagle had been found attacking a sika deer has been doing the rounds in the animal world.

This is a camera trap that has been set up in the Lazovskii State Nature Reserve in Primorye in the southern Russian Far East. Linda Kerely and other Zoological Society of London researchers have been found assessing the region of Amur tigers.

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