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Largest ever flying bird had wingspan as wide as soccer goalmouth

Charleston - From fossilized remains, scientists have identified an extinct bird of gargantuan proportions whose wingspan was as wide as a soccer goalmouth.

Animal life on Earth expanded rapidly after 'Cascade of events'

Oxford - On Earth, animal life expanded rapidly during the early Cambrian period, around 520 million years ago. Many theories have been advanced to explain this rapid expansion of animal species which has come to be known as the Cambrian explosion.

Aceh Governor's logging proposal could exterminate iconic species

Banda Aceh - Already decimated by illegal palm oil corporations, a proposed new spatial plan by the Aceh government would reduce total forest cover by about a quarter. The plan says conservation groups, could force 'charismatic species' into extinction.

Extinct giant tortoise believed alive on Galapagos Island

One of the species of giant tortoises found on the Galapagos Islands which was believed to have become extinct around 150 years ago is still alive and well, with around 84 hybrid members living on a volcano on Isabela Island.
 

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Scientists at Revive & Restore are working to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction by injec...
Scientists at Revive & Restore are working to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction by injecting woolly mammoth cells into elephants.
Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC / Rob Pongsajapan
The Pyrenean ibex  or bucardo  went extinct a few years before scientists attempted to resurrect the...
The Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo, went extinct a few years before scientists attempted to resurrect the species in 2003. The cloned animal was a de-extinction success that lasted 10 minutes before the species once again died due to a lung deformity.
Photo Courtesy Zaragoza Salvaje tu EcoBlog
Depiction of the weird and wonderful Anomalocaris at Dinosaur Museum  Canberra  Australia. The Anoma...
Depiction of the weird and wonderful Anomalocaris at Dinosaur Museum, Canberra, Australia. The Anomalocaris was a top invertebrate predator during the Cambrian Explosion which saw a huge expansion in the number of animal species about 520 million years ago.
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