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A rare bird of prey has been rescued and returned to the wild after she was found in a chicken coop.Read the full story ›
Dogs Trust are trying to re-home four unconventionally good-looking pooches who are out to prove that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.Read the full story ›
Festival organisers in Carmarthenshire have scrapped a 'sheep race' amid concern over the animals' welfare.Read the full story ›
African wild dogs exhibit highly energetic greeting ceremonies called social rallies after rests periods, before they move off together.Read the full story ›
Dog owners in Pontypridd are urged to be on their guard after chicken and sausages containing pills were left along a popular walking route.Read the full story ›
Elderly terriers Eddie and Poppy have a great bond and are looking for love and companionship in their twilight years.Read the full story ›
Lightweight bee “backpacks,” powered by the insects’ own electrical energy, are being developed at Bangor university so scientists can track and study them.
An ecologist and a microsystems engineer are working together to develop micro-backpacks for bees that will enable the bees to be followed by small drones as they fly from plant to plant.
It is hoped scientists will learn more about where the bees collect nectar and what might be affecting their numbers.
Existing bee monitoring devices face limits due to their weight, range, and how long their power source lasts- and these are the problems that we’ve set out to resolve using cutting-edge micro-technology.
We have proven our ability to harvest the bee’s electrical energy to enable us to do away with the need for a battery and our end product will weigh only a third of the bee’s body weight, or less than a raindrop. This solves the weight and battery longevity problems.
Our next step is to develop a mobile receiver to track and follow the bee’s transmitted signal as it forages.
A dog charity is warning pet owners they could be breaking the law if their dogs are left unrestrained in the car.Read the full story ›
The RSPCA is appealing for information after seven newborn kittens were dumped in a carrier bag and 'left in a bush to die'.Read the full story ›