Study: Hot Springs Help Monkeys Destress

According to a study published April 3, snow monkeys or Japanese macaques in Nagano Prefecture’s Jigokudani valley reduced their levels of a stress hormone by taking dips in natural hot springs.

Basking Sharks Congregate in Huge Numbers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Large groups of basking sharks, some more than 1,000 strong have recently been spotted off the northeastern coast of the U.S. and Canada. Citing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Associated Press reports the sharks are congregating in waters beween Nova Scotia and New York. Some groups are comprised … Continued

One-Horned Rhino Numbers on the Rise at Kaziranga National Park

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — There is good news on the rhino conservation front. Data from the latest census at Kaziranga National Park in India’s northeastern state of Assam reveals one-horned rhino numbers are on the rise. Authorities say they counted 2,413 rhinos in the park during a census carried out March 26 and March … Continued