- Business Insider 15:58June 7, 2020Foxes in cities are evolving to have smaller faces and skulls — similar to the way dogs and cats changed as they became domesticatedLisa on Flickr A new study found that London foxes in cities have stubbier snouts and smaller braincases than their country-dwelling counterparts.
These changes align with the way other wild animals have evolved during domestication.
The researchers suggest these foxes could be self-domesticating due to the demands of city environments and exposure to humans.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. City foxes have developed noticeably different features from their country-dwelling counterparts, a new study has found.
The research, which University of Glasgow researchers published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week, shows that foxes observed in London have stubbier snouts than rural foxes. The urban foxes also have smaller braincases (the part of the skull that holds the brain) and less extreme size differences between males and females.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why some viruses jump from animals to people and some don'tSee Also:George W. Bush and Mitt Romney won't support Trump in 2020, while some GOP officials consider voting for BidenArtist Shantell Martin slammed Microsoft for asking her to make a Black Lives Matter mural while it's 'still relevant'George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, will testify before Congress on Wednesday during a hearing on police brutalitySEE ALSO: The most popular animal photo of the year shows 2 mice duking it out on a London Underground platform — here are 22 fantastic images from the contest
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- Business Insider 22:42February 21, 2020More than 100 wild animals died from poisoning in a mass die-off seemingly triggered by coronavirus disinfectantSTR/AFP via Getty Images More than 100 wild animals were found dead in a Chinese megacity and tests show that they were poisoned by the disinfectant that's being used to combat the coronavirus.
At least 17 species of animals, including wild boar, weasels, and blackbirds, were affected by the mass die-off.
Nanchong Stray Animal Rescue claims that authorities are killing domesticated animals outright amid fears that they can spread the coronavirus.
Animal activists shared distressing footage on Weibo: bloodied animals, a man hitting a dog with a stick, and an officer poking a lifeless dog.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Animals are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis in mainland China.
Amid a scramble to control the spread of COVID-19, Chinese authorities believe, based on samples and tests, that at least 135 wild animals were poisoned by disinfectants being used to curb the illness, United Press International said based on reports from China's state-owned news agency Xinhua.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The reason some men go bald, according to a dermatologistSee Also:The coronavirus death toll has reached 2,250, with more than 76,000 infected. Here's everything we know about the outbreak.We combed through dozens of new studies on the coronavirus. The research suggests 80% of cases are mild, but the epidemic could 'rebound.'The biggest breakdown yet of novel coronavirus cases suggests that 80% are mild. Some patients never show symptoms.
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