The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week
Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. The Friday Five is a weekly roundup of some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of November 21, 2016.
The echidna life: Sleep, dig, eat, repeat
Not only do short-beaked echidnas eat all night, sleep all day and rock side to side, they also spend a huge chunk of time digging for food and hiding their soft underbellies from predators.
Moosicles are the new icicles
A teacher in Alaska discovered two moose frozen in the midst of a heated battle.
Wasps love Canada's capital
If you're afraid of or allergic to wasps, then Ottawa may not be the best place for you to go during the warmer months.
It's a bird! It's a plane! No wait...it's a bat!
Common swifts, formerly the fastest-flying animals, have lost their bragging rights to Brazilian free-tailed bats, which can achieve speeds close to 100 kilometres per hour.
Glowing geckos help illuminate the path to biodiversity
An Australian researcher coated marbled geckos in fluorescent powder and released them into farm environments to better understand Australian farmland's biodiversity.