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'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

The Myanmar Jerdon's babbler was thought to have gone the way of the dodo—until scientists stumbled across it during a 2014 expedition.

4 hours ago from National Geographic

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Usual prey gone, a fish survives by changing predictably

A species of fish that normally eats smaller fish changes in predictable ways when isolated from its prey, research led by a Case Western Reserve University biologist found.

Wed 4 Mar 15 from

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Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.

Wed 4 Mar 15 from

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Experts question China's panda survey

Wild panda populations might be rising, but there are concerns over increasingly fragmented habitats.

Sat 28 Feb 15 from Nature News

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Amphibian chytrid fungus reaches Madagascar

The chytrid fungus, which is fatal to amphibians, has been detected in Madagascar for the first time. This means that the chytridiomycosis pandemic, which has been largely responsible for the ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from

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Flawed method puts tiger rise in doubt, calls for new approach

Flaws in a method commonly used in censuses of tigers and other rare wildlife put the accuracy of such surveys in doubt, a new study suggests.

Mon 23 Feb 15 from

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World's rarest wild cat doubles in number

At least 57 Amur leopards now exist in Russia's Land of the Leopard National Park, up from just 30 cats counted in 2007, according to new census data announced last week. An additional 8-12 ...

Tue 24 Feb 15 from

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Yellow sugarcane aphid detected in continental Europe

Aphids are a kind of insect that typically lives on the aerial parts of plants, feeding on the sap that flows through the phloem with a specialized buccal apparatus. That is why they are considered ...

Mon 23 Feb 15 from

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Tiny Oregon minnow is first fish taken off endangered list

A tiny minnow that lives only in backwaters in Oregon's Willamette Valley is the first fish to be formally removed from Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer in danger of ...

Tue 17 Feb 15 from

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In the city, rabbits build more densely

European wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) not only achieve high population densities in the city, their burrows are also built more densely and on a smaller external scale. That is something ...

Wed 18 Feb 15 from

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