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In a shocking video, Lion shows a powerful zoo worker who is the boss

In a shocking video, Lion shows a powerful zoo worker who is the boss

cat got your tongue how about your finger A Jamaican zookeeper gave new meaning to the term “hand-feeding” after his right ring finger was bitten off by a caged lion he had been taunting through a chain link fence. A video of the jerk’s thumb upance is currently going viral online. “When it happened, I …

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Surprising red wolf litter born in USA to mismatched parents

These red wolf pups were born on April 26, 2022 to parents Ember and Jasper in southwest Kentucky. The Woodland Nature Station An unlikely but genetically valuable wolf named Jasper fathered a litter of puppies with 4-year-old female Ember in April Land Between the Lakes, Southwest Kentucky. According to a press release from Woodlands Nature …

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Conservationists note high risk of DDT and PCB contamination for critically endangered California coastal condors

Conservationists note high risk of DDT and PCB contamination for critically endangered California coastal condors

Newswise – A new study has found that pollutants that were banned decades ago still endanger critically endangered California condors. The condors may be at increased risk of reproductive failure as they eat dead marine mammals along the California coast. The research, conducted by scientists from San Diego State University (SDSU) and the San Diego …

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Only 10 Vaquita porpoises remain, but hope remains for their survival

Only 10 Vaquita porpoises remain, but hope remains for their survival

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The world’s smallest marine mammal is so endangered there are only about 10 left in its sole habitat in the Mexican Gulf of California. But that may not spell doom for the Vaquita …

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Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population at highest in decades |  State News

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population at highest in decades | State News

HONOLULU (AP) — The population of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal has exceeded levels not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said this week the seal population has been increasing steadily for the past two years. Officials estimate the population grew by more than 100 …

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OKC ZOO debuts BRICKLIVE™ Animal Paradise, an exhibition of life-size toy brick sculptures |  community

OKC ZOO debuts BRICKLIVE™ Animal Paradise, an exhibition of life-size toy brick sculptures | community

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden invites the public to see and experience the new BRICKLIVE™ Animal Paradise, an exhibit of life-size wildlife sculptures built from over two million toy bricks. The event is sponsored locally by Devon. BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise is making its debut and is exclusive to the OKC …

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Emperor penguins at risk of extinction, say experts

Emperor penguins at risk of extinction, say experts

Emperor penguins are threatened with extinction, according to conservationists and researchers. On Friday, an expert from Argentina’s Antarctic Institute (IAA) warned that changes could occur in the next 30 to 40 years, with climate change being the driving force. “[Climate] Projections suggest the colonies are between the 60th and 70th latitudes [south] will disappear in …

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Critically endangered harbor porpoise not doomed to extinction by inbreeding depression

Critically endangered harbor porpoise not doomed to extinction by inbreeding depression

Newswise — Uncontrolled gillnetting has brought the world’s smallest harbor porpoise to the brink of extinction: about 10 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, Mexico. However, they retain enough genetic resilience to allow the species to recover if illegal gillnetting for a valuable fish in the same waters does not wipe them out first. …

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1 in 5 reptile species is threatened with extinction, including crocodiles and turtles

1 in 5 reptile species is threatened with extinction, including crocodiles and turtles

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — A fifth of all reptile species are threatened with extinction, with crocodiles and turtles the most threatened, according to a comprehensive new study. It is the first study of its kind for reptiles, …

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