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Researchers discover ancient giant 'lion' in Kenya

Paris - A giant lion with enormous fangs that roamed the Kenyan savannah more than 20 million years ago was one of the largest ever meat-eating mammals, researchers said Thursday.

Darwin's 'strangest animal ever' finds a family

Paris - Charles Darwin, Mr. Evolution himself, didn't know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend, the renowned paleontologist Richard Owen. Owen was stumped too. Little wonder.

Scaly anteater being eaten into extinction

The scaly anteater, or Pangolin is an oddity in the animal world because it is the only mammal sporting scales. With eight different species, four of them found in Africa, and four found in Asia, they all share something else. They are disappearing.

Mite sets land-speed record

A mite from Southern California sets the new record for world’s fastest land animal. That is, the mite is faster than a cheetah relative to body size.

Olinguito, the newest animal discovery

Olinguito has a long tail, orange fur and big eyes and is said to resemble a cross between a domestic cat and a teddy bear. Olingutio happens to be the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in the last 35 years.

The 'world's most handsome mammal' is vulnerable species

It's an attractive, furry, and adorable creature. Ironically and unfortunately, that is what makes the red panda a vulnerable species. It is not critically endangered yet, but the potential threat posed to it is immense.

Mammal rise 'not linked' to dinos

According to a study it is known that the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago had little effect on the evolution of mammals

Earliest flying mammal discovered

Mammals took to the skies at least 70 million years earlier than previously thought, scientists say.

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The Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadaria braziliensis).
The Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadaria braziliensis).
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A photo of the newly-discovered mammal species  the olinguito
A photo of the newly-discovered mammal species, the olinguito
Courtesy Mark Gurney/Smithsonian
sheep up north
sheep up north
The scale and potential threat posed by the capture of Red Pandas for human consumption is presently...
The scale and potential threat posed by the capture of Red Pandas for human consumption is presently unknown, but the sale of wild meat is widespread in China’s southern provinces, despite government efforts to prevent the sale of protected species.
P Prokosch / WWF

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