Here’s how the darkness and cold killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago

The catastrophic event that ended the reign of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago has been a subject of fascination and research for decades. A groundbreaking study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, detailed in their 2017 article “Baby, it’s cold outside: Climate model simulations of the effects of the asteroid impact at …

Monkeys Accidentally Kill A Robot Baby Monkey [And Then Mourn For It! Amazing Video]

In this video published by BBC One channel, monkeys accidentally kill the robot baby monkey that researchers put among them. Then, something amazing happens: the members of the tribe get very sad because of the accident and mourn for the robot baby monkey’s “death”.

Crocodile carries her hatchlings to the water [close-up video footage]

The video below offers an extraordinary glimpse into the rarely-seen world of Nile crocodiles. As a female crocodile named Ganda tenderly transports her newborn babies to the water, we witness a moment of surprising gentleness from a creature often only associated with ferocity. This intimate footage was made possible by innovative research techniques: days before …

What would happen if humans became extinct?

In the last few thousand years, humans have had a powerful impact on Earth. Within a geological blink of an eye, we exploded out of Africa to colonize virtually every inhabitable space on the planet. We dammed the rivers, domesticated animals, deforested many areas, changed the chemistry of the atmosphere and the seas… the list …

Gator Uses a Bait Stick to Catch Egrets (Video)

An alligator’s brain weighs only 8 or 9 grams, and it has the size of a walnut, but that doesn’t mean they are stupid. In fact, they’re much smarter than you’d think. In Everglades National Park in the United States, a 400-pound (181 kg) gator displays a clever way and uses a bait branch stick …

The fastest land animals

What are the fastest land animals? Like all the “biggest”, “fastest”, “largest”, etc. animals lists on the Internet, there is a tendency to overestimate also their top speeds. Even the speed of the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah’s top speed is usually highly overestimated. In fact, measuring an animal’s speed is a very hard …

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a unique pulsing wetland where the 1,600 km (990 mi) long Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the middle of the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana. Each year approximately 11 cubic kilometers of water spread over the 6,000-37,500 km2 area. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as well …

Nile Crocodiles Have Been Found in Florida

In a striking turn of events, the Sunshine State is dealing with a new, unexpected predator. Nile crocodiles, native to sub-Saharan Africa, have recently been identified in Florida, significantly expanding their known geographical range. This finding not only poses a fresh challenge to local ecology but also raises critical questions about invasive species management. The …

Titans of the past: Largest prehistoric mammals that roamed Earth

Step back in time and delve into the awe-inspiring world of Earth’s largest prehistoric mammals. These colossal creatures, which once roamed the ancient landscapes, captivate our imaginations with their sheer size and extraordinary adaptations. From towering herbivores to formidable carnivores, the fossil record holds evidence of these titans of the past. Unearthed marvels that defy …

22 most powerful bite forces in carnivore land mammals

In the wild, the struggle for survival often hinges upon a carnivore’s ability to capture and overpower its prey. Among the many factors that contribute to their predatory prowess, bite force stands out as a paramount attribute. The intensity and strength of a carnivore’s bite are crucial for immobilizing and subduing prey, breaking through tough …