Animals

‘Herbie’ the dangerous 4-metre crocodile captured by Queensland wildlife officers | Queensland

A nearly 4-metre crocodile which has been “stalking” animals and people in Queensland for almost a month has been captured by wildlife officers. The crocodile, which some locals nicknamed “Herbie”, lingered around Herbert River stalking domestic and farmed animals, making it a “dangerous animal”, Tony Frisby, a senior wildlife officer said. “Thankfully the property owner […]

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Introducing TKPlate – food safety without animal testing?

Predicting toxicokinetics and toxicity with open-access software Scientists at EFSA and several top European research organizations teamed up to create “TKPlate”. It is an online platform that offers a space and a suite of tools for scientists and regulators to model and predict TK and TD properties. Two senior scientists at EFSA – toxicologist Jean-Lou […]

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Kids News: How do animals behave in an eclipse?

When a total solar eclipse* transforms day into night, will tortoises start acting romantic? Will giraffes gallop? Will anyone sing odd notes? Researchers will be standing by to observe how animals’ routines at Fort Worth Zoo in Texas are disrupted* when skies fall on April 8. They previously detected other strange animal behavior in 2017 […]

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Calls for animal-proof waste bins as bears wake from hibernation

A mother and daughter’s efforts to improve garbage management and mitigate bear interactions in their Vancouver Island community is gaining traction as bears begin their sleepy emergence from hibernation. Andrea Miller and her 16-year-old daughter, Alaina, have been calling on homeowners in View Royal — a suburb of Victoria — to better secure their garbage […]

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