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A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises—collectively known as cetaceans—end up getting stranded along coastal areas worldwide. Could severe solar storms, which affect Earth's magnetic fields, …
A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises—collectively known as cetaceans—end up …
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A gorilla shot and killed before my eyes: a primatologist’s plea to save great apes. A recent study on primate conservation confirms what primatologists have known for a long time: the planet of …
A gorilla shot and killed before my eyes: a primatologist’s plea to save great apes. A recent study …
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From a leopard slipping through a Mumbai alleyway to giant cuttlefish courting under the sea, the striking images featured in the current Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition are at once beautiful, technically astounding and, …
From a leopard slipping through a Mumbai alleyway to giant cuttlefish courting under the sea, the striking images featured in …
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Our recent report on global cheetah decline provides alarming reading. Using the best available information, we estimate that there are only about 7,100 wild cheetah left in the world.The species is now restricted to less …
Our recent report on global cheetah decline provides alarming reading. Using the best available information, we estimate that there are …
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The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), is sprinting towards the edge of extinction and could soon be lost forever unless urgent, landscape-wide conservation action is taken, according to a study published today …
The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), is sprinting towards the edge of extinction and could soon be …
This past weekend, a Florida panther kitten was killed when it was hit by a vehicle. This unfortunate event breaks the all-time record for the number of Florida panther deaths in one year, bringing the …
This past weekend, a Florida panther kitten was killed when it was hit by a vehicle. This unfortunate event breaks …
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Spanish scientists have sequenced the genome of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), currently one of the world's most endangered felines. They have confirmed the "extreme erosion" suffered by its DNA. The Iberian lynx has one …
Spanish scientists have sequenced the genome of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), currently one of the world's most endangered felines. …
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Monkeys and apes are unable to learn new vocalizations, and for decades it has been widely believed that this inability results from limitations of their vocal anatomy: larynx, tongue and lips. An international team of …
Monkeys and apes are unable to learn new vocalizations, and for decades it has been widely believed that this inability …
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Hokkaido, the large island at Japan’s northern end, is home to populations of adorable little critters that can’t be found anywhere else in Japan.  Ezo momonga is a type of flying squirrel. …
Hokkaido, the large island at Japan’s northern end, is home to populations of adorable little critters that can’t …
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