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, Feb 13, 2015
Male black widows smell hungry cannibal females
Female black widows only eat courting males about 2% of the time. However, just in case, males can smell how peckish a female is just from the pheromones in her silk.
Article originally published on Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
Wildlife: Southwest wolf populations tops 100 for first time in modern era
The Mexican wolf population in New Mexico and Arizona has grown by 31% to 109 individuals total.
Article originally published on Sunday, Feb 15, 2015
Increasing number of stranded sea lion pups being rescued this year
So far 185 sea lion pups have been rescued in 2015 in the San Diego area. Stranded pups are nursed back to health and once healthy released into the wild.
Article originally published on Monday, Feb 16, 2015
Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water
Arthropods like crabs and insects, grow larger on land in warmer climates. Moreover, researchers hypothesize that reduced oxygen availability in water causes aquatic animals to reduce their body size more.
Article originally published on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
42 pangolins rescued…then sold to restaurant
On Feb. 1, local Vietnamese police seized 42 live Sunda pangolins from poachers. Police handed them over to forest rangers who in turn ended up selling them to restaurants for a reported $56 a kilo.
Article originally published on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Grizzly bears are waking up too early
Grizzly bears are emerging from their dens a month early according to Yellowstone Park officials. The warmer weather appears to be the reason for the grizzlies’ altered schedule.
Article originally published on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
Great white sharks are late bloomers
Male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity. This differs significantly from the previous estimate that suggested that males reached maturity between 4 and 10 years of age.
Enjoy your weekend!
William Lazaro, Arkive Social Media Intern, Wildscreen USA