Day: September 1, 2019

Cone snail’s strike is one of the quickest in the animal kingdom

With the use of ultra-high-speed videography, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor Emanuel Azizi and colleagues from Occidental College Los Angeles have shed light on the hunting mechanism of the cone snail Conus catus. Published online in Current Biology — Cell Press, the researchers identified the snail’s hydraulically propelled feeding structure as the quickest movement…

Elephant protection debate to dominate conservation meeting

Image copyright Getty Images Different approaches to protecting elephants are set to dominate the debate at a key conservation conference starting in Geneva today.Delegates from more than 180 countries are gathering for the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites). Some African nations are again pushing to reopen the trade in…

Rare white lion cubs unveiled by French charity

Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Video Two rare white lion cubs have been unveiled by a conservation charity in north-western France. Nala and Simba’s parents were rescued from the circus by Caresse de Tigre. White lions are native to South Africa, but only a handful remain in the wild. 12 Aug…

The Mandarin Duck Is AWOL. Enter the Hudson River Beaver.

New York|The Mandarin Duck Is AWOL. Enter the Hudson River Beaver.There’s been a sighting of New York’s state animal (trivia fact), which is rare in New York City.ImageOne observer said the beaver appeared disoriented. CreditCreditRalph StoneAug. 6, 2019[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]The Mandarin duck —…