Baby elephant in Belgium

The baby elephant is taking his first steps in life. The poaching of elephant and habitat loss has led to a dramatic decline in populations of both Asian and African elephants in recent decades. In 1930 there were about 10 million wild African elephant which has been reduced today to less than 400, 000 and Asian elephants…

Dogs cleaner than men with beards

Men with beards harbour more germs in their whiskers than dogs carry on their fur according to Professor Andreas Gutzeit of Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic. In the study scientist wanted to discover if there was a risk that humans might pick up a dog-borne disease from an MRI scanner that was alsao used for examinations by…

Provoked elephant runs amok

Mahouts failed to pacify the amok elephant during a temple festival at Thottupura, Kerala, India, but members of the elephant squad offered a bunch of bananas to the tusker to tame it. The tusker named Guruji Balnarayanan turned aggressive amid the festivities on Sunday evening, as the jumbo panicked after someone climbed on the elephant’s…

Two arrested Gatwick drones

A woman and a man have been arrested at 22:00 GMT on Friday, in connection with a string of drone sightings which brought Gatwick Airport to standstill. The airport has since reopened but flights were grounded for more than a day affecting over 140, 000 passenger after drones were seen near the runway, which highlighted…