Pruning in Winter

Pruning in Winter

Although it may be cold and snowy outside, winter is actually the best time of year to prune your deciduous plants. Wait for a relatively mild, sunny day, get out your pruners, and take a critical look at your trees and shrubs.

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Scars reveal ageing whales’ secrets

Scars reveal ageing whales' secrets

Baird's beaked whales, sometimes called giant bottlenose whales, seem to prefer the company of specific individuals. Researchers who identified the whales by scars on their bodies, are calling for hunting of the species to be halted while more information is gathered about their complex social structure. Currently, they are hunted by whalers off northern Japan. The new findings have been published in the journal Marine Mammal Science.

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Crying baby orangutan Budi receives loving care after suffering year of neglect

Crying baby orangutan Budi receives loving care after suffering year of neglect

Budi is a baby orangutan that has been rescued by International Animal Rescue in Indonesia. For the first year of his life Budi was kept in a chicken cage and fed on nothing but condensed milk which was slowly killing him. On arrival at IAR's orangutan rescue centre Budi's condition was extremely critical, and he was too frail to move or sit up on his own. He was showing signs of severe malnutrition and screaming in pain every time he was moved by the vets.

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