Maggie Koerth-Baker on why the megafauna of George Lucas’ parched desert world makes no sense. It’s not the dry heat that’s the problem; it’s the food supply.Read the rest
This fantastic footage of a curious Pallas's Cat was taken last year in a zoo in England (I love the shot at :21.)
There's a lot of misinformation flitting about the Internet in relation to this video, so you should really read the great write up on it by Matthew Cobb at the Why Evolution is True blog. He tracked down the fact that the video comes from a zoo and not (as has been widely reported) from camera traps in Nepal.
There are, however, images of Pallas's Cats in Nepal that were taken by a camera trap. Here's one of a Pallas's Cat, apparently attempting to use the bathroom in peace and quiet only to be rudely interrupted by a camera flash.
Watch a grizzly bear chew (but not swallow) wildlife photographer Chris Weston's GoPro!
This is Peanut, winner of the 26th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest held in Petaluma, California. (KTVU)
Maggie Koerth-Baker on how protecting endangered species has taught us something about eradicating invasive ones.Read the rest
A deer that seemingly fell from the sky smashed a woman's minivan as she drove along a Chicago highway; turns out, it actually leapt from an overpass, according to the Associated Press.
In South Africa, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife used a Vietnam War-era Huey helicopter to relocate a rhino threatened by poachers, a process incredibly documented by Emma Gatland and featured on National Geographic.