Animals

Germany Prepares For Arrival Of Bears

Looking at the current populations of wolves and lynxes in Germany, it is a clear sign that there is room for such wildlife. Considering the distances that bears can travel, it will be very likely that bears will return to Germany as well. The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) believes that it […]

Animals

The elephant bird, the largest bird known to man, was actually nocturnal

Madagascar’s extinct elephant birds used to be the largest avian species that we know of. They quickly disappeared not long after humans established a permanent presence on the island off the southeast African coast. But, although humans shortly coexisted with these magnificent animals that could weigh more than a tonne, they poorly documented the birds. […]