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Can the Koala Genome Save the Species From Deforestation and Chlamydia?

You genuinely gotta feel for the koala. It lives exclusively on poisonous eucalyptus leaves, which limits its feeding alternatives. Habitat destruction has splintered the species into isolated populations. And as if that weren’t enough, koalas are suffering a chlamydia epidemic. All told, Australia’s iconic tree-dwelling marsupial is in serious trouble. What appear to be disparate …

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We Asked People To Share The Ugliest Photos Of Their Pets And It’s Hilarious (30 Pics)

We all love our pets more than anything, and we also love taking lots of pics of them so we can share their cuteness with the world. It doesn’t always quite work out as planned, however! Just like us, animals have their dorky moments, times when they are captured in a less-than-flattering pose. Unlike us …

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Facing extinction, the North Atlantic right whale cannot accommodate. Can we? | Philip Hoare

Once the right whale to hunt, Eubalaena glacialis is now beset by nets, ships and changing oceans. We are losing a beautiful beast As if to confound everyone, this past week Dr Charles ” Stormy ” Mayo and his team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies reported seeing up to 150 right whales in …

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Having A Bad Day? Let These 23 Adorable, Food-Loving Animals Brighten Things Up

It’s a usually known fact that animals make even the most mundane activities more adorable. From the route they play to the style they sleep, they always manage to inject a healthy dosage of preciousness into everything they do. If you could ask animals about their favorite pastimes, more than a few of them would …

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How Do You Induce Meat GMO Free When Most U.S. Feed Isnt?

Chicken devotees who demand more than the natural, organic, or free-range labels slapped on pretty much everything these days may be happily surprised to find a new product in the supermarket freezer: Applegate Farms has started shipping Non-GMO Project Verified organic chicken nuggets to retailers nationwide. Sure, were talking nuggets here. But pledging to consumers …

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You’ll Definitely Want Your Own Wombat When You Watch This Adorable Little Guy In Action

When most of us think about Australian animals, we tend to either painting something terrifyingly vicious or perfectly adorable. While I’m a huge fan of watching scary animals in action, today I’ll be offering something much less menacing for your viewing pleasure. If you really need something to smile about right now, you’ve definitely come …

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18 elephants to be flown to US zoos as drought puts pressure on Swaziland wildlife

Conservation groups hope rehoming the elephants will leave more food and water for endangered rhinos as the country suffers worst drought in its history Eighteen elephants, due to be culled because the intense drought in southern Africa has left a national park in Swaziland without food, could be flown to zoos in the US. It …

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Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species

In 2008 an archaeologist detected crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. Now, genetics hint that these weirds cave crocodilians may be in the process of evolving into a new species. Environment Radical Conservation Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species In 2008 an archaeologist discovered crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. …

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You’re likely already a manatee fan. If not, here are 22 reasons to become one.

Manatees are awesome. Roly-poly pacifists, tropical underwater munch-machines, they look like something a kid would make out of Play-Doh. But there’s a lot of cool stuff about them you might not know. In the name of sea cows everywhere, here are 22 interesting facts about manatees . 1. There are three different species of manatee( …

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