Secret behind turtles’ upper shells lies in muscle-bone ‘origami’

turtle-shellWASHINGTON - It is due to a unique feat of “origami” with their muscles and bones that turtles develop their upper shells, according to a new study.

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Amphibians and reptiles face “mounting extinction crisis”

amphibian-and-reptileEDINBURGH - A charity has determined that a “mounting extinction crisis” is facing frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards across the UK and Europe.

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Top 10 key facts about Swine Flu we must know

swine-fluSwine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly and through out the year causes causes illness in pigs, but  usually with a low death rates.

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Prehistoric Leatherback turtles threatened with extinction

leatherback-turtleWASHINGTON - In a new study, it has been determined that the prehistoric leatherback turtles, who survived even the extinction of dinosaurs, are now threatened with extinction themselves, all thanks to humans.

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Tail-ing lizards can be frustrating experience for predators

WASHINGTON - Ever tried cornering a lizard, you’ll know they can easily give you the slip by detaching their tails and scampering to safety.

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Cruelty to animal a falony in Arkansas: bill signed into law

Enough for the old hunting heritage, now it is well known that hunting animals is a sublime cruelty, which they does not deserve at all. It’s like killing for the sake of mere enjoyment, killing innocent unguarded living things for enjoyment is somewhat mental not healthy thinking, if it  is a healthy thinking then why punishing serial killers?

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Giant pet alligator safely rescued by Exotic Animal Park

Albert the alligator is big enough to be called as a giant, the 43 year old alligator weighs 800 pounds and 12 feet long.
But so far, Albert seems to be a gentle giant.

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Exotic pets are not recommended for children under five

Latest research by American Academy of Pediatrics shows that ten present of children who are under five and suffering from salmonella infection are due to exotic pets.

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Reptiles have overtaken dogs and not far behind cats

New research conducted by British Federation of Herpetologists (BFH) reveled that as a pet snakes, geckos, bearded dragons along with other reptiles are much popular than pet dogs.

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A 7-ft rock python preferred to adjust herself in a city flat

A fully-grown female python was spotted around 11.15 pm in the house of Sajid Shaikh at Carina Terrace Apartments in
Lullanagar.

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