Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction

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Scientists warn once-common species are disappearing faster than they can be counted as North Americas ash trees join IUCNs list of endangered species due to threat of an invasive beetle Native ash trees, abundant across North America, are on the brink of extinction as an invasive beetle ravages forests, according to the new red list […]

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What you see in this painting says more about you than the kangaroo | Stephen Moss

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Whatever the animal was demonstrating empathy, sexual exploitation or something else one certainty is the human impulse to anthropomorphise It was a photograph that touched the world. An intimate portrait of a succumbing mom kangaroo being gently cradled by her mate, while with her last breath she reached out to caress her innocent baby. Yet, […]

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Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats

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Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australias sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is dividing the close-knit community in half Described by the UN as a zone of spectacular and scenic landscapes, Lord Howe Island is nothing if not dramatic. […]

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Cheetah ‘more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought’

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Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah – the worlds fastest land animal – sprinting to extinction, experts have warned Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah the worlds fastest land animal becoming extinct, experts have warned. Scientists estimate that only 7,100 of the fleet-footed cats remain in the wild, occupying 9% of […]

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12+ Rare Wild Cat Species You Probably DidnaEUR( tm) t Know Exist

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We all know about lions, tigers, pumas, leopards and even jaguars, but there’s a whole world of wild cats out there, especially a bunch of rare, small and/ or weird ranges that you’ve likely never heard of! Cats evolved into a distinct household( Felidae) roughly 25 million years ago. Since then, they’ve expanded all over […]

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House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository- photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked tusk, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]

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Dying Lion Had No Hope Of Survival- But Then She Find Love

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Kahn and Sheila belonged to the same owner who used to rent them for photo ops and parties like many of his other lion cubs. Fortunately, the two lions were rescued by Texas’ In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center, but months apart. 6-year-old Kahn was malnourished and the end of his tail was chewed […]

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He Was Attacked By A Jungle Cat And Barely Lived To Tell The( Adorable) Tale

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“I’ve never had my ear licked before by an ocelot — first time for everything, ” is one of the things that actually came out of Coyote Peterson’s mouth during a real-life encounter with a young jungle cat. While wandering around in the rainforests of Costa Rica doing things that someone named Coyote Peterson would […]

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The secret recipe to seducing feral cats? It’s KFC .Image: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images What’s the difference between obscenely hungover people and feral cats? The unwavering appetite for fried food, of course. Apparently, Kentucky Fried Chicken happens to be the secret ingredient in helping control the feral feline population, which poses a constant danger to […]

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