Animals

August 4, 2020

Giant Andean Condor Can Fly Without Flapping Its Wings for Over 5 Hours

Looking at an Andean condor, one might wonder how such an enormous bird flies at all, let alone achieves an altitude of over 16,000 feet (5,000 meters). This giant species of vulture can have a wingspan of 10 feet and a body weight comparable to a human toddler, between 20 to 30 pounds. Recently, researchers at Swansea University collaborated with scientists in Argentina to study the flight of Andean condors in their habitat.

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July 29, 2020

Killer Whale Who Her Carried Her Dead Baby for 17 Days Is Pregnant Once Again

In 2018, a killer whale named Tahlequah gained global attention as she mourned the loss of her calf, which lived only 90 minutes after it was birthed. She carried her child on her back for 17 days—a gesture that tugged at heartstrings around the globe. But now, there is some good news. Tahlequah is pregnant once again. The orca was recently photographed by researchers from Southall Environmental Associates (SEA)

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July 19, 2020

Majestic Barn Owl Has Spectacular Spotted Plumage That Reminds People of Food

As one of the most widespread birds in the world, the barn owl is also one of the most beautiful. Found on every continent except Antarctica, the medium-sized owl is instantly familiar thanks to its white, heart-shaped face. This is offset by speckled brown plumage, which gives it a distinct contrast and a variety of associations. Some think their spotted feathers look like poppy seeds while others see the color and imagine a toasted marshmallow.

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