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First Ever Perfectly-Preserved Extinct Ice Age Cave Bear Discovered by Reindeer Herders in the Russian Arctic

In a first-of-its-kind discovery, reindeer herders in the frozen tundra of the Russian Arctic find the “mummified” remains of an Ice Age cave bear. Discovered on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky island in the Siberian Republic of Sakha, the bear was found encased in ice so that all its organs—even its nose—were still intact, allowing scientists the rare […]

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First Ever Perfectly-Preserved Extinct Ice Age Cave Bear Discovered by Reindeer Herders in the Russian Arctic

In a first-of-its-kind discovery, reindeer herders in the frozen tundra of the Russian Arctic find the “mummified” remains of an Ice Age cave bear. Discovered on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky island in the Siberian Republic of Sakha, the bear was found encased in ice so that all its organs—even its nose—were still intact, allowing scientists the rare […]

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Rare Pink Dolphins Returning to Hong Kong as Coronavirus Halts Ferry Traffic, Giving Scientists a Closer Look

Another animal is being seen in a dense metropolitan area—this time in Hong Kong, as the Chinese white dolphin, or the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, has been seen in the normally dense waterways around the city. The lack of ferry traffic resulting from the coronavirus shutdowns have allowed the animals to make their dramatic re-appearance in […]

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Rare Turtles Known For Their Permanent Smiles Saved From Extinction in Myanmar

With faces straight out of Dr. Seuss, the cheeky beaks of Burmese roofed turtle hatchlings are characterized by what’s been described as a nonstop grin. These days, the turtles have plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Not long ago, however, the existence of species, native to Myanmar’s Irrawaddy river region, was in serious doubt. Over-hunting for […]

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Zimbabwe Protects Its Iconic Wildlife And Bans Coal Mining in All National Parks

Zimbabwe has banned exploratory coal mining operations and many small gold mining contracts in all 11 national parks, heralding a massive victory for Zimbabwean wildlife. This is a reverse from an earlier decision to allow two firms belonging to Zimbabwe’s Chinese allies to drill and survey for coal in the world-renowned Hwange National Park, home […]

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With No Male Northern White Rhinos Left, 10 Viable Eggs Offer Hope For the Species Through Embryo Transfer

The northern white rhino of Africa could come back from the absolute brink of extinction as a third round of 10 eggs were successfully extracted from the last two surviving members of the subspecies. The eggs were taken from two females, Najin and Fatu, who are unable to carry a baby to term, at the […]

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Tiny Elephant Shrew Rediscovered in Africa After 50 Years–And All it Took Was Coconut and Peanut Butter as Bait

Joining a number of high-profile species rediscoveries in the last two years, a tiny elephant shrew—also known as the Somali sengi—has been found to still be with us, and in quite healthy numbers too. Despite not being documented by researchers since 1968, the sengi, a tiny big-eyed mouse with a long tail and a trunk-like […]

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