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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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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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How Marine Mammals Stay Underwater for Hours without Breathing

Marine mammals have a special ability, one that humans can hardly replicate. They can hold their breath for hours inside water appearing on the surface for a brief second to fill up and submerge again. Now scientists say they have finally found the property that allows these mammals to do so.

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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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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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Right Whale baby Survives Despite being Born in Cold Waters

North Atlantic Right Whales usually give birth in the warm waters of Florida and Georgia, but one mother who missed migration gave birth off the coast Massachusetts. While scientists worried that the baby whale would die in the cold water, against all odds the calf survived and both mother and baby have now been reunited with their pod.

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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.

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Scientist use Earthquake Monitoring Data to Track Whales

Fin Whales are the second largest animals in the world and yet the least understood. But scientists are now trying out ways to find out more about these sea mammals by using technology used to study earthquakes.gr