Category: Wildlife

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Study finds Giant Pandas have Better Chances of Survival than Other Rare Species

The Giant Panda has become a symbol of endangered animals that need urgent protection around the world. This rare animal is fighting a number of factors like habitat destruction, habitat fragmentation and climate change to survive.

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New Research Finds Tree Dwelling Orangutans Tread on the Ground

Orangutans were, up till now, known to be mostly arboreal in nature, meaning they spend most of their time on tree tops swinging from branch to branch. But researchers in Borneo have found that the apes spend a lot of time walking on the ground too, changing the way conservation efforts might be planned for the apes in the future.

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Breeding Program Helps The Iberian Lynx Spring from the Brink of Extinction

It is a rare success story that is exciting conservationists all over the world. The Iberian lynx, a species that was on the verge of becoming extinct 10 years ago has rebound with its numbers having tripled from 94 to 312 thanks to an innovative conservation program.

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‘Ugly’ Species losing Conservation Funds to ‘Celebrity’ Species

There are nearly 20,000 animal and plant species in the world that are threatened and need all the help they can get to survive on the planet, but according to a new report, only 80 odd ‘celebrity species’ hog the limelight with little funding or conservation efforts for the others equally doomed.

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With Warming Climate Polar Bears more Vulnerable to Disease Pathogens

Global Warming and shrinking habitat are already some of the challenges Polar bears are facing in today’s world and now, to make their life tougher, a study has revealed how warmer climates could make these animals more vulnerable to an array of pathogens and infections.

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Thai Police Arrest Exotic Pet Trader with Hundreds of Animals including Lions

Thai police on Monday arrested a pet shop owner when they found 14 albino lions imported from Africa and hundreds of other protected animals in a warehouse near Bangkok. The other animals include rare capuchin monkeys and meerkats.

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Pet Deer Asked to Leave Home by DNR!

>When Lilly the deer’s mother died, in the front yard of a Genesee County couple’s home, the just born fawn would have died too if not for the kindness of the family that raised it like a pet. But five years later, Lilly’s future is again in dilemma as the DNR refuses to allow keeping a wild animal at home.

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Baby Hippo Takes Flight to Reach her New Home

Flying a four month old to her new home on the banks of the South Luangwa River in Zambia, was one of the best things one passenger aircraft did in a long time. That is because the very special passenger was Douglina, an orphaned baby hippopotamus!

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Why is the White Tiger White?

Scientists have finally understood the reason why some tigers are born white. According to a study appearing in Current Biology the anomaly is due to a single change in a known pigment gene.th

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Endangered California Condors Threatened by Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning, it has been revealed is the biggest killer of Endangered California condors. The peregrine fund, that also raises and frees the condors found that the poisonous metal was also affecting birds that are bred in captivity.

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Video Captures Stunning Footage of Rare Javan Leopard

The Javan leopard is one of the rarest animals on earth and to capture a clear image of the animal in the wild is an even more rare opportunity. Recently though a camera trap set to capture the wild cat in its forest home in Indonesia was able to provide to the world with some incredible footage.

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Two Brown Bears in Kosovo Rescued From Captivity

A pair of bears who have lived their life on display in captivity are now able to roam free.