This is How Hummingbirds Drink – The Atlantic

When Margaret Rubega first read about how hummingbirds drink, she thought to herself: That can’t possibly be right. Hummingbirds drink nectar using tongues that are so long that, when retracted, they coil up inside the birds’ heads, around their skulls and eyes. At its tip, the tongue divides in two and its outer edges curve inward, creating More...

by Ed Yong | Published 3 months ago
By John Wesley Chisholm On Thursday, September 14th, 2017

World Wildlife Fund Report Shows Federal Protection Isn’t Saving Canada’s Animals

ads_sharebox_260x60 An extensive survey of 903 species of Canadian birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians over more than four decades has found that half of them are in serious population decline. Declining More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Mona on the move: Raccoon in care of Thunder Bay dog rescue group heading to wildlife centre – Thunder Bay – CBC News

Mona, the three-month-old raccoon kit who has stolen the heart of the director of a dog rescue organization in Thunder Bay, Ont., will soon head south to a new home in a wildlife rehabilitation facility near Sudbury. Caring More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Realscreen » Archive » Nat Geo seeks to reinvent wildlife genre with “Earth Live”

Al Berman hopes the premiere of National Geographic’s Earth Live special doesn’t go as planned. It may seem like an odd wish for the award-winning producer, whose credits include Survivor, More...

By John Wesley Chisholm On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Rescued bear cub that faced euthanization celebrating 1st birthday – Nova Scotia – CBC News

Little Bear now weighs about 18 kilograms and is in need of a new cage to accommodate his growing body. (Two Rivers Wildlife Park) Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Huntington, N.S., is having More...

By Bookmarklet On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Cyclist Captures the World’s Best Wildlife Photo

Cyclist Campbell Jones justified his purchase of a GoPro a thousand times over this week when he captured what’s likely the best photo of the world’s friendliest marsupial. Jones was riding his bike around More...

By Bookmarklet On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Granny, The world’s oldest known killer whale dies

The world’s oldest known killer whale, affectionately known as Granny, is missing and presumed dead, researchers say. Estimated to be over 100 years old, the matriarch’s official name was J2. She was More...

By Bookmarklet On Sunday, January 1st, 2017

China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017 – BBC News

China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. Conservation groups hailed the decision as “historic” and a “game-changer” for the future of elephants. The More...

By Bookmarklet On Monday, December 26th, 2016

Year End Best – 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards winners, finalists |

Wildlife photography often captures the majestic and awe-inspiring side of nature. But the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards look to highlight the lighter side of animals. “The essence of the competition is More...

By Bookmarklet On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Expert: More Whale Sightings May Mean Less Pollution In NY Waterways « CBS New York

Expert: More Whale Sightings May Mean Less Pollution In NY Waterways December 16, 2016 10:46 AM Humpback Whale in the sea. (Credit: Thinkstock) RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a majestic sight — a living More...