Salmon smarts

Ed Yong in The Atlantic It’s November, and salmon are currently leaving the oceans and returning to the rivers where they were born. During these epic waterfall-leaping, bear-dodging migrations, their bodies change. Their color darkens and reddens. The males develop...

PETA sues on behalf of monkey selfie

QZ.com If a monkey takes a selfie with your camera, who owns the photo? British wildlife photographer David Slater has been embroiled in this bizarre debate for the last few years and now animal rights group PETA has stepped in. It is going to court (pdf) to try to...

Did Cecil have blood on his paws?

I don’t understand the pleasure of killing large animals. But I also don’t understand the overly emotional response to Cecil’s demise. You think Cecil hasn’t killed some defenseless lions? One of Cecil the lion’s cubs has reportedly been...

Cecil roars (from the grave)

There’s one born every minute. Breitbart: An American animal psychic claims that Cecil the Lion has spoken to her and given instructions on how to deal with his death. Cecil, a 13-year-old lion in Zimbabwe who was killed by a hunter in early July, apparently...