Are there animals that survived from the age of the dinosaurs?
03 September 2022 | 4:58 pm
Birds are the only dinosaurs to survive the mass extinction event 65 million years ago. Frogs & Salamanders: These seemingly delicate amphibians survived the extinction that wiped out larger animals. Lizards: These reptiles, distant relatives of dinosaurs, survived the extinction.
21 Aug 2020
Selling and eating endangered animals is common in Nigeria. Though there are laws prohibiting such markets, they are not being enforced. Now wildlife activists are trying to save the animals from being butchered.
29 Aug 2020
Monkeys, camels and penguins are put on scales at ZSL London Zoo, as zookeepers register the weight and height of all the animals, an annual exercise that helps them monitor their health and well-being.
28 Oct 2020
Cyclists and pedestrians stop to pose with a giant rampaging Tyrannosaurus Rex along a new cycling and jogging track in Singapore. Over 20 models from nine different prehistoric species are installed along the kilometre-long path, including bright blue velociraptors climbing on a buggy, a baby dinosaur hatching from an egg, and a long-necked apatosaurus peering at passersby over the fence. The Jurassic Mile is part of a new 3.5km connector that allows visitors to cycle into the city from the airport and vice versa. The attraction has already drawn controversy after it opened earlier this month. Changi Airport Group, which manages the path, installed additional netting after a stray ball from a nearby golf course hit a pedestrian and a dinosaur model was briefly removed for repairs after a video of a woman sitting on it went viral.
9 Nov 2020
On the wall of a residential street in London’s neighbourhood of Charlton, Louis Masai puts the finishing touches to a striking large-scale mural of an orangutan. The British artist, known for his signature patchwork style, travels around the United Kingdom to paint colourful murals of animal species in decline or on the brink of extinction, to issue a warning about the devastating effects of climate change and biodiversity collapse.
23 Nov 2020
Thousands of high school students upset about Thailand's lacklustre education system rally alongside protestors dressed as dancing dinosaurs in Bangkok.
27 Dec 2020
Even the animals of Berlin zoo are getting in on the festive fun, with staff giving them tasty treats like meat or vegetable Christmas trees.
23 Mar 2021
In South Africa, blockchain pioneers developed a crypto platform that allows users to trade unique electronic artworks. Part of the price is donated to conservation projects, which help save endangered animals.
3 Apr 2021
Russia says it has registered what it says is the world's first coronavirus vaccine for animals, describing the step as important to disrupting mutations. Russia says mass production of the vaccine could begin in April.
1 Apr 2021
The number of groups engaging in direct action for animal welfare and animal rights is on the rise in France. Many of them don't approve of violent tactics and instead focus on "freeing" animals such as pigs and cows from factory farms, blocking slaughterhouses and filming the conditions in which animals are kept – whether they're raised for food or any other form of exploitation. In doing so, these activists risk prison sentences and hefty fines, but that isn't stopping them. FRANCE 24's Karina Chabour and James Vasina report on their strategy and motivations.
11 Apr 2021
A koala leads the way as a number of Australian animals play among Easter eggs ahead of this Easter weekend. The images are released by the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales.
13 Apr 2021
The World Health Organization has recommended halting sales of live wild animals to avoid transmitting diseases. Australia will not buy J&J vaccine. England starts Moderna rollout. Follow DW for the latest.
6 Jul 2021
You thought dinosaurs became extinct after a meteor hit the Yucatan region of Mexico some 66 million years ago? Think again! A new study suggests the impact did indeed doom the animals, but that they were already on their way out due to a drop in temperatures. In this edition, we discuss this groundbreaking discovery with the co-author of the study, Fabien Condamine.
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