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First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

… and ambient temperature drops each help induce the hibernation periods. “In Vietnam, where we studied the animals, there are pronounced seasons,” said the study’s lead author Thomas Ruf in a statement. “Ambient temperature can drop to 5 centigrade. This is exactly when the probability of animals entering a hibernation episode was highest.” To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : …

Study Maps What Mammal World Would Be Like Without Humans 

… large animals would no doubt have existed in other places, e.g. notably parts of the New World such as Texas and neighboring areas and the region around northern Argentina-southern Brazil,” Søren Faurby, the study’s lead author and a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Bioscience, at Aarhus University in Denmark, said in a statement. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Study Maps What Mammal World Would Be Like Without Humans – NBC …

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Are humans, along with vanishing top predators, ‘the walking dead’? : Ct

By Patricia Randolph | July 5, 2015 “If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years to recover and our species itself would likely disappear early on.” ~ Gerardo Ceballos, lead author researching a new stage of mass extinction We humans may exit our devastated planet early on. Maybe there is more at stake in the recreational killing of our wildlife than just murderous trophy carnage. It seems that wildlife and nature are not just an afterthought. Human extinction is in …

Climate change is threatening to turn the world’s male reptiles into females

… if it keeps warming they’ll produce 100 per cent females” – Professor Arthur Georges The study, conducted on Australian bearded dragons and published on the cover of the prestigious journal Nature, has for the first time confirmed that climate-induced changes are triggering sex changes in the wild, raising serious concerns about the future for some species. lead author of the study Dr Clare Holleley said the changes, which had previously only been produced in the lab, raised …

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