ODN – After a small Australian town was recently covered by spiders raining from the sky, we explain what exactly spider rain is. Report by Claire Lomas.
Associated Press – Police say a mountain lion sighted three times in a residential area of San Mateo has been safely sedated and caught. Wildlife workers spent much of Monday tracking the animal.
ODN – Nola appeared to be responding to treatment of the unidentified infection that had vets worried for the animals that are limping toward extinction. Report by Cara Legg.
ODN – A gigantic squid has been found washed up on a beach in New Zealand, measuring in at more than two metres long. Report by Claire Lomas.
The New York Times – The answer to how one long fin has made for agile swimmers of different species. Produced by: David Frank and James Gorman
ODN – Medics at Hamilton Base Hospital in Australia had a visit from a late-night patient – a koala. Report by Claire Lomas.
Associated Press – Using predictive analytics based on software developed to locate IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan, park rangers in Africa stop poaching using programmed drones that locate where the animals are and poachers are likely to strike.
Reuters – Biologists at a Sao Paulo zoo successfully hatch a rare Lear’s macaw, the first time the endangered species has been successfully reproduced in captivity in Latin America. Ben Gruber has more.
After the volcano Calbuco in Chile erupted last week, this woman got separated from her dog in the chaos and despair of the situation. After searching for him day and night for a week, she finally found him and got to bring him home again.