Researchers Uncover Factors that Led to the Extinction of Real-Life King Kong
Jan 06, 2016 The Gigantopithecus blacki, which is currently being dubbed as the real-life King Kong, is a massive ape that roamed the Earth more than 100,000 years ago. Although little is still known about this creature, researchers have already identified the possible cause that led to its extinction.
Charles Darwin’s Finches in Galapagos Islands in Danger of Going Extinct due to Vampire-like Flies
Dec 19, 2015 Finches living in the Galapagos Islands, which helped naturalists Charles Darwin prove his theory of evolution, are currently facing the threat of extinction due to parasitic flies. According to scientists' prediction, these birds could get wiped out in 50 years if proper steps are not taken.
Over 90% of Migratory Birds Under Threat Due to Habitat Loss
Dec 07, 2015 A new study warned that about 91 percent of migratory bird species are in danger due the damaging effects of habitat loss. According to the researchers, even if just one these habitats along the birds' migration route gets destroyed, it could threaten their survival
Science News: Extinct Giant Rats Could Make a Comeback, According to Scientists
Nov 10, 2015 Scientists have discovered that large rats the size of dogs once roamed the Earth. Although they are already extinct, it is still possible that the gigantic versions of these rats and other animals could return.
Disappearance of Large Animals and Their Waste Not Good for the Environment
Oct 28, 2015 Researchers reported that aside from the decreasing diversity, the loss of large animals that once roamed the Earth has another direct effect on the environment. According to the researchers, these animals' waste, or generally speaking their poop, plays a major factor in fertilizing the planet.
Researchers Propose New Theory About Extinction Event that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs
Oct 02, 2015 It is widely believed that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a massive explosion from a gigantic asteroid that hit Earth over 60 million years ago. However, other scientific groups argue that the extinction event was actually triggered by a series of volcanic eruptions.
Australia Facing Extinction Calamity Due to the Large-Scale Deaths of its Mammals
Feb 13, 2015 Researchers from the Charles Darwin University of Australia warned that the country is in danger of facing an extinction event due to the death of a huge number of mammals. According to the researchers, Australia is the country with the highest death rate for land-based animals. In fact, in a span of 200 years, the country has lost more than 10 percent of its native animals.
Climate Change, Mass Extinctions are Danger Signs for Earth
Jan 16, 2015 Cases of mass extinctions of animals and plants and the ongoing effects of climate change indicate that humans have pushed Earth’s boundaries and have entered a danger zone, according to the findings of scientists. The recent study shows that four out of nine planetary boundaries have already been breached due to human activities. These boundaries indicate the planet’s safety limitations for human use.
Northern White Rhinos on the Brink of Extinction; Only 5 Left in the World
Dec 16, 2014 The northern white rhino is in danger of going extinct as the sixth remaining member of the species died on Sunday. Officials from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California announced that Angalifu, a male northern white rhino, died at the age of 44. Park authorities said the animal died of old age.
Giraffe Population Facing Silent Extinction
Dec 05, 2014 The number of giraffes around the world is dangerously dwindling according to a conservation organization. Dr. Julian Fennessy, director of the Giraffe Conservation Group, said that 15 years ago, the total population of giraffes was at 140,000. But now, due to various factors, there are only 80,000 giraffes in the world.