Latest Fauna of Europe Stories
'Texans for Saving Our Hunting Heritage' Advocates for Ethical Fair Chase Hunting AUSTIN, Texas, Dec.
Yesterday afternoon a 21-year-old woman who had been assisting David Laws, the animal caretaker at a licensed wildlife breeding center entered the enclosure of an adult Siberian Lynx and was
Sticklebacks, the roaches of the fish world, are the ideal animal in which to study the genes that control body shape. They’ve moved from the ocean into tens of thousands of freshwater streams and lakes around the world, each time changing their skeleton to adapt to the new environment.
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery.
The manner in which bats use echolocation has long been of interest to scientists, but new research shows that bats use more than echolocation to get around.
Curtin University-led research has shown squirrels have adapted to New York City's human behavior, allowing them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods.
Regulated deer hunts in Indiana state parks have helped restore the health of forests suffering from decades of damage caused by overabundant populations of white-tailed deer, a Purdue study shows.
Genetic analysis of Neolithic deer hair from Italian Alps mummy's clothes ties deer population to modern day western European lineage, in contrast to the eastern lineage found in the Italian alps today.
WCS study shows earlier spring seasons brought about by climate change causing long-distance migrants to breed sooner
Threatened animal species could cope better with the effects of climate change if competition from other animals for the same habitats is restricted, according to new research by Durham University.
The Common Frog (Rana temporaria), known also as the European Common Frog or the European Common Brown Frog, is located throughout much of Europe as far north as well north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals, except for the majority of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans. The farthest west it can be found is Ireland, where it has long been considered erroneously to be an entirely introduced species. These frogs measure about 2.4 to 3.5 inches and...
Soricidae is a family that contains 385 species of true shrews that can be found throughout the world, although Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand do not hold any native shrew populations. Although shrews resemble mice, they are more closely related to moles, but most are no larger than a mouse. The largest species, known as the Asian house shrew reaches a length of 5.9 inches, while the Etruscan shrew, one of the smallest shrew species and the smallest mammal in the world, reaches a...
Erinaceus is a genus that holds four species of hedgehogs that can be found in Europe, including E. amurensis and E. concolor. The species within this genus have a large range that extends throughout Europe and the Middle East and includes areas of China and Russia. Members of the Erinaceus genus reach an average body length between 7.8 and 11.8 inches and a weight of up to 2.6 pounds. Like all hedgehogs, their most notable feature is their flexible spines, which cover the entire body. As...
The Alaskan hare (Lepus othus), or the tundra hare, can be found on the Alaskan Peninsula and in western areas of Alaska. This species prefers to reside in rocky areas in their tundra habitat, resting in open areas rather than in burrows. It is most closely related to the mountain hare and the Arctic hare. Members of this species reach an average weight between 1.6 and 2.2 feet, with hind feet that reach a length of 7.9 inches. The hind feet are thought to help the hares move quickly and...
The greater mouse-eared bat is primarily found throughout Europe. It weighs about 1.6 ounces, has a wingspan of 14-18 inches and its body is 3-3.5 inches long. The Greater mouse-eared bat has a medium brown upper-body and a greyish belly. This species of bat does not use echolocation for hunting but rather catches its prey from the ground and water surfaces, a process known as gleaning. It finds its prey by listening for the noises that these animals usually make. Its menu consists of...
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