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'Hiding in plain sight' - New venomous snake found in Australia

Scientists recently announced the discovery of a new species of venomous snake, the Kimberley death adder, so named for the remote region in Australia where it makes its home. What is unusual is the reptile has been hiding out there in plain sight.

Biodiversity: 400 more species threatened with extinction

Hyderabad - More than 400 additional plant and animal species have joined the list of endangered species, the so-called ‘Red List,’ it was revealed at the UN conference on biodiversity held this week.

World’s oldest reproductive orangutan in captivity dies in France

Nantes - Major, believed to be the world's oldest reproductive orang-utan in captivity has died at a zoo in western France, aged 50.

Camera allows world to watch B.C. Kermode Spirit Bear in den

It might not seem like much - a camera tucked into the den of a hibernating rare British Columbia bear. But it is the first time that interested people around the world can watch a Spirit bear during hibernation for an extended period of time.
 

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The red-browed Amazon parrot Amazona rhodocorytha at Rare Species Conservatory Foundation  USA
The red-browed Amazon parrot Amazona rhodocorytha at Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, USA
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