Puffins are making a comeback!!
Puffins, super cute penguin looking birdies, were thought to be in real trouble, with dwindling numbers.
From 2003 to 2008, the puffin population dropped by about one third!!
So of course environmentalists were worried!
But it turns out that the population has made a real comeback all on it's own! They've turned their own fate around!
The puffin population on the UK's Farne Islands has made a serious recovery with a puffin boom, even though winters have been tough and brutal.
Why can't all species of animals just save themselves??
If only rhinos could take their own horn powder and start reproducing like rabbits, there'd be no issues.
Check out the video (above) to see these cutie puffins just puffining around their island.
Field Museum scientists have found a new "top predator" dinosaur in Utah!
This is really cool because this dino, dubbed Siats meekerorum, is a precursor to the T-Rex.
Siats was around tens of millions of years before the T-Rex and is part of the allosauroids' megaraptor subgroup. That sounds like it's an allosaurus (basically a T-rex) mixed with a giant velociraptor.
So basically just super terrifying!
At 4-tons and 30-feet-tall, Siats is the third-largest
Back in 2006, scientists discovered a clam.
Normally not very newsworthy.
But this clam was special, Ming the clam was originally thought to be 405-years-old… that's insane!
What's crazier is that
Wow! This is so incredible!!
The Saola is one of the most mysterious, secretive creatures on this planet.
It was first discovered in Vietnam in 1992, near the Laotian border.
The cutie creature was the first large mammal new to science in over half a century!!
But after being discovered, it has rarely been seen in the wild, making it the perfect candidate for the nickname, Asian Unicorn.
Even though they have two horns.
What's so incredible is that a lone Saola was snapped by a camera trap set up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the Central Annamite Mountains.
The head of the WWF in Vietnam said:
Ever smell a hyena??
No?! Really?? Oh… well they stink. BAD.
Mainly from a scent gland under their tails.
Many animals like to rub their butts against stuff to make their presence known.
The same is true for hyenas. They can tell sex, age, family or clan and more just by smelling other hyenas' markings.
Scientists have long theorized that these smells aren't made by the animals themselves but
Congrats Tyrannosaurus Rex, we just found a new member of your family!
Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have published a paper describing the new species of dinosaur: Lythronax argestes.
The name translates to the King of Gore and that's just terrifying!
One of the researchers said:
The most interesting type of science is platypus science!
Everyone knows this!
So it's super inneresting to learn that the largest platypus ever known used to roam Australia 15 million years ago!
A team of paleontologists out of the University of New South Wales in Australia found the new species, dubbed Obdurodon tharalkooschild.
The animal is now thought to have been able to grow to twice the size of a modern platypus, larger than previously estimated.
The craziest part is it's all based off of one single fossilized molar!
That's super impressive! Way to go, science!!
Check out the video (above) to learn a little bit more about this new find!