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…

Mosha the Asian elephant with a prosthetic leg

The prosthetic technology has come to the aid of an Asian elephant who lost its leg after stepping on a landmine. Mosha  seven months old is the first elephant with a prosthetic leg and the loss of her leg put enormous strain on her body and movement. The Friends of the Asian Elephant  foundation rose up to…