Oxytocin treatment can take lions from ferocious to friendly

Lions typically aren’t keen on making new friends. The giant cats guard their territory fiercely and can mortally wound a foe with a single swipe. …

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Notches on lions’ teeth reveal poaching in Zambia’s conservation areas

In a hunting camp in Zambia more than a decade ago, UCLA biologist Paula White puzzled over the heavy skull of a trophy-hunted lion. Zambia …

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Solving the disappearance of bears and lions with ancient DNA

An international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide, suggest a change in climate is the likely cause of the mysterious disappearance of …

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Mountain lions moved less, downsized territory during LA’s pandemic shutdown

As people sheltered in place at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sightings of wildlife in urban areas helped spawn a meme, “Nature is healing,” …

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‘Lion’s Share’ initiative comes under criticism

Campaigners say well-meaning project could increase animal suffering Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to reconsider its “well-meaning …

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‘Escaped’ big cats found in enclosures at German zoo

Bear shot dead after escaping during floods  Five big cats that were feared missing after storms hit a zoo in western Germany never left their …

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