zoology

Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The primates are a diverse order that include apes, our closest biological relatives, as well as monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Posted in Featured, Science on 27th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change contributed to the declines.

Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction, experts say

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered with the remaining two also under considerable threat of extinction.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

Posted in Featured, Science on 28th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

That "other orangutans seem to be exhibiting equivalent vocal skills shows that Rocky is not a bizarre or abnormal individual"

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a warmer Earth

Posted in Featured, Science on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today.