Scientists have shown that humans appear to have an ability to understand the signs of apes. The result is a little surprising, since most people haven't spent much time at all with apes.
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A tiny mouse at the San Diego Zoo has set a new world record for the oldest known living mouse. The mouse, named Pat, turned nine years and 209 days old last Wednesday.
To recap 2022, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some amazing stories from the world of animals.
COP15, an important United Nations meeting of nearly 200 countries, is being held in Montreal, Canada. The goal of the meeting is to agree on how to best protect all the different kinds of living things on our planet - Earth's "biodiversity".
Last Sunday was the official birthday of the world's oldest land animal. Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise living on the island of Saint Helena, turned 190 years old. The event was celebrated with a big party, which included a special "salad cake".
Sharks Help Discover World’s Largest Sea Grass Meadow
Scientists have discovered the world's largest known field of sea grass. They did it using videos shot by some unusual helpers: tiger sharks. The work should help protect the sea grass, and also shows off a powerful way to explore the ocean.
News Roundup: Scary Prices, Python Hunting, & Madrid Sheep
In today's news roundup, candy prices take a scary rise before Halloween, a teenager wins Florida's python-hunting contest, and over a thousand sheep cross through downtown Madrid.
The Natural History Museum in London holds a yearly contest for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This year, the contest had 38,575 entries from around the world. Here are some of this year’s best pictures, and the stories behind them.
A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London shows that, on average, wildlife numbers have dropped sharply since 1970. The main cause of the drop is human activity. The report is alarming, but there are some signs of hope.
If you've ever thought that dogs seem to know when people are stressed, you were right. Scientists in Ireland ran an experiment which showed that dogs can tell the difference between the smell of a person when they're relaxed and when they're stressed.
Cheetahs, the world's fastest animals, died out in India over 70 years ago. Now a new project is trying to bring cheetahs back to India. Eight of the animals were turned loose in Kuno National Park last week.