Arkive’s Week in Review — Wildlife News
ICYMI: Arkive has compiled some of the biggest and most interesting headlines from this week.
Article originally published on Friday, Mar 13, 2015
New wormy amphibians discovered in Southeast Asia
Three new caecilian species have been discovered in Vietnam and Cambodia. Southeast Asia currently hosts about 15% of all known caecilians.
Article originally published on Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
Wildlife: Sandhill cranes migrating through Colorado
As they make their way toward Canada about 25,000 sandhill cranes might pass through Colorado. Cranes are among the oldest living species with fossil records going back 9 million years.
Article originally published on Sunday, Mar 15, 2015
Rehabbed bay area bobcat released back into the wild
Last fall a 3 pound juvenile bobcat was found seriously injured near Brentwood by a rancher. Last week the bobcat was released after being rehabilitated and her weight doubled to a healthy 6 pounds.
Article originally published on Monday, Mar 16, 2015
Switch off the lights for bats
Bat activity is generally lower in street-lit areas as opposed to dark ones, a new study found. This overturns a previous assumption that street lights benefit bats because insects congregate around them.
Article originally published on Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015
‘Basically they just fell out of the sky’: 2,000 snow geese found dead in Idaho
Idaho’s Department of Fish and Game announced on Monday that 2,000 snow geese were found dead and they suspect that avian cholera might be the cause. Officials disposed of the bodies to ensure that the disease does not spread to other bird species.
Article originally published on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015
Hear that? Orangutans use hands to amplify calls
When orangutans use alert calls to warn others about predators, they sometimes cup their hands around their muzzles to make their calls louder and deeper. Changing sounds by using a part of your body was formerly thought to be a behavior unique to humans.
Article originally published on Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
Dottyback’s deadly colour trick revealed
The dusky dottyback can change the color of its body to match the species of reef fish it is hunting. The art of mimicry is well known in the natural world with species using ruses to catch, mate or avoid others such as the narrow-bordered bee hawk-moth that resembles a bee.
Enjoy your weekend!
William Lazaro, Arkive Social Media Intern, Wildscreen USA