Bats from the suborder Megachiroptera eat fruit and nectar and are larger than normal bats. However their larger size has come at an energetic trade-off and they have lost echolocation .
The domestication of dogs may be built on the capacity of wolves to learn from humans. This study published in the openaccess journal Frontiers in Psychology implies that early humans may have built on wolves' willingness to observe and learn, rather than having instilled the traits during domestication. frontiersin.org is part of the Nature Publishing Group family
The Hewitson's Olivewing (Nessaea hewitsonii) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in a broad range of the Amazon basin including the eastern slopes of the Andes mountain range. It is found in high evergreen tropical forest, semi-deciduous tropical forest, and riverine forest.
We all know that polar bears are threatened by climate change—but what's less well-known is just how much we'll lose if these magnificent creatures disappear. Check out the International Polar Bear Day slideshow to learn more about these magnificent creatures!
The amphibian that never grew up is on the verge of going extinct in the wild. New survey work suggests that fewer than 1,200 Mexican axolotls remain in its last stronghold, the Xochimilco area of central Mexico. The axolotl is a type of salamander that uniquely spends its whole life in its larval form.