Catopithecus Was Apes First Ancestor

Catopithecus, a lemur-like animal is believed to be the ancient ancestor of apes, monkeys, and humans, which lived in northern Africa approximately 36 million years ago. Continue reading

Extinction of the Bluebuck Antelope

Humans exterminated the largest mammal the Bluebuck (Hippotragus leucophoeus), a species of southern African antelope. Continue reading

Aye-Aye Born in Captivity

A 5-ounce aye-aye infant was delivered on April 6, 1992, at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA. Continue reading

Invitro Gorilla Born at Cincinnati Zoo

Timu, a lowland gorilla, was the first in vitro fertilized baby delivered at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, OH, USA, in 1995. Continue reading

Creation of First Inter-species Cat

Betsy L. Dresser and colleagues at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, OH, USA announced the birth of an interspecies cat on February 7, 1989. Continue reading

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

The treaty Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora on international trade in rare animals was adopted in 1973, Continue reading

Dogs Have Always Been Man’s Best Friend

A genetic study found that dogs were the first domesticated animal as of 135,000 BCE. Continue reading

Discovery of First Horse Riding Bit

Archeologists David W. Anthony and Dorcas Brown of Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, USA Continue reading

Egyptian Tomb Painting Display an Animal Yoke

Egyptian tomb paintings depict a yoke animal harness dating back to 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Mesopotamia Domesticated Oxen for Agricultural Use

Early Mesopotamians domesticated ox and wild ass for agricultural work circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading