Wildlife

Dolphin Dextrality

Researchers have observed that almost all bottle-nose dolphins appear to have a dominant right-hand side.

A team from the Florida-based Dolphin Communication Project say bottlenose dolphins appear to have an even more pronounced right-side bias than humans. The right-flipper trait is most evident when the mammals are chasing prey.

They almost always use the right flipper to make sharp left-hand turns just before digging their beaks into the sand to grab a meal. This appears to keeps their right eye and their right side close to the ocean floor during the forage.

Trump administration re-reauthorizes wildlife-killing M-44 ‘cyanide bombs’ despite strong opposition

After withdrawing an interim decision instituting minor restrictions on the use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s, or “cyanide bombs,” the Trump administration today reissued a revised decision with slight modifications. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has now, again, approved cyanide bomb use on public lands even though they inhumanely and indiscriminately kill thousands of animals every year and have a history of severely injuring people.

Rare Siberian Tiger cubs

A hidden camera at Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia showed three Siberian Tiger Cubs playing as they waited for their mother who was hunting. The three cubs are four months old which is the most playful age and when hunting skills begin to develop.

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