animals

More viruses will jump from animals to people, researchers say.

HIV. Ebola. Swine flu. Bird flu. SARS. MERS. The list goes on, and it’s going to grow longer.

By JONATHAN WOSEN/TNS
25/07/2020
Persian fallow deer: Roe-bucking extinction

Once found in a wide range of areas across the Middle East, as its name suggests, the species almost died out except for a few individuals in Iran.

A hunter surveys the landscape
New campaign seeks to ban wildlife hunting in Israel

Poachers often hunt endangered and protected animals like gazelles and porcupines, where their meat is sold illegally for high prices.

16/07/2020
TAU finds that bats navigate in the same manner as humans, using landmarks

What they found is that bats, like humans, build a visual cognitive map of their surroundings, using landmarks as navigational points.

Siberian Tiger in the Philadelphia Zoo
Siberian tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich

The tiger enclosure holds two Siberian tigers, a five-year-old female named Irinia and a four-year-old male called Sayan.

By REUTERS
05/07/2020
livestock
Livestock shipments to Israel decrease by 16%

The state comptroller's report in May revealed that the environment on these shipments were, indeed, frightful, with severely unhygienic conditions.

New virus in pigs with 'pandemic potential' found in China

China took action against an outbreak of avian H1N1 in 2009, restricting incoming flights from affected countries and putting tens of thousands of people into quarantine.

By REUTERS
30/06/2020
Mosquito
Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Florida and Texas

The mosquitoes released will all be male, which do not bite people and as such pose no risk to humans.

By OMRI RON
24/06/2020
Many dogs returned after adopted at the height of the coronavirus

The initial weeks of the coronavirus outbreak were good news for many dogs, when many families were looking for a new companion to add to their family,

By OMRI RON
19/06/2020
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