23 April 2017
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22/04/2017 01:26

Naked mole-rats can survive near-suffocation

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When deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats have a unique ability to convert sugar to energy, a skill that might one day help treat victims of heart attack and stroke, researchers said Thursday.

21/04/2017 01:05

Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs (and wings)

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With a twist of lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavours a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.

20/04/2017 02:11

South Africa court drops case against penguin thieves

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A court in South Africa Wednesday dropped the case against two students who freed a penguin from a marine park and released it into the sea as protest against animal captivity.

19/04/2017 05:18

Family see shark kill teenage daughter off Australia

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A 17-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a shark in full view of her parents on Australia's southwest coast, authorities said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 01:38

Key leopard population «crashing»

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The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists warned on Wednesday.

18/04/2017 15:59 Video

Ukraine, the new lives of bears saved by the circus

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New life in Jytomyr, northwest of Ukraine, for some brown bears, saved by several circuses, restaurants and private farms where they were abused and malnourished. In some cases, even, they were used as prey to train hunting dogs.

18/04/2017 06:24

Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

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Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, environmental campaigners WWF warned Tuesday.

18/04/2017 05:26

Stolen croc found in suburban Sydney returned to zoo

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A young freshwater crocodile found sunbathing on a riverbank in suburban Sydney by a family on their Sunday stroll has been returned to the zoo from where it was stolen.

15/04/2017 13:32

Hands off the animals: Tunis croc killing zoo reopens

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A Tunisian zoo that closed after a crocodile was stoned to death has reopened, with extra guards and new signs instructing visitors not to throw things at the animals.

17/01/2017 00:42

Myanmar's «smiling» Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction

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Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar.

04/01/2017 02:29

Fish drags Aussie into shark-infested waters

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A man has survived for hours in cold, shark-infested waters after being dragged out of his boat as he struggled to land a large fish in Australia, rescuers said Wednesday.

17/12/2016 06:45

Pet shop pony runs free in Tokyo

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A pony that ran away from a pet shop in downtown Tokyo enjoyed a brief taste of freedom -- and some grass -- before being gently coaxed back.

13/12/2016 10:02 Video

Whale watching in the Bay of Bangkok

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A wildlife photographer takes tourists into the sea to admire the enchanting spectacle of the whales that swim and play in their natural habitat; a new and unusual form of tourism that respects nature and the ecosystem.

11/12/2016 07:52 Video

Israel, the migration of the cranes at Lake Hula Agamon

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Thousands of cranes of 400 different species every year through the Jordan Valley. The lake is one of the most important places in the world for bird-watching.

18/11/2016 00:33 Video

A baby monkey finds unlikely family in a goat herd

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In the Chinese province of Jiangxi, in the east, a monkey was orphaned adotatta and is bred by a herd of goats.

03/11/2016 10:06

Debate about croc numbers reignited in Australia

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Saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded in northern Australia since being declared a protected species, and a spate of recent attacks has reignited debate about controlling them.

01/11/2016 21:15

Elephant poaching costs Africa tourism $25mn

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Stopping the killing of elephants for their tusks could add some $25 million (23 million euros) to Africa's annual tourism income, more than offsetting the anti-poaching spend, a study said Tuesday.

30/10/2016 10:10 Video

Moru, a kitten among sumo wrestlers

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Moru is a stray cat picked up on the street by a master of the Japanese national sport 12 years ago, during a tournament in the south of the country. And today it has become the mascot of the training gym Arashio in Tokyo.

19/10/2016 10:38

Rat race: Jakarta offers rewards to catch rodents

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The Indonesian capital Jakarta, one of the world's most overcrowded and polluted megacities, has launched a new bid to rid its streets of vermin -- by offering residents $1.50 for every rat they catch.

19/10/2016 09:00

Cuddles and Kalashnikovs: protecting DR Congo's mountain gorillas

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A powerful combination of love and guns is helping rebuild an endangered gorilla community in the jungles of war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

19/10/2016 00:45

Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare

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New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday, a month after India declared itself free of the disease.

17/10/2016 17:14 Video

Dies at age 38. Jia Jia, doyenne of giant pandas

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It did not walk practically. Born in the wild in 1978 in Sichuan Province in China, Jia Jia had been given to Hong Kong in 1999 on the occasion of the second anniversary of the return of the former British colony to China.

26/09/2016 10:49

Sea dogs take the lead at unique US surf competition

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Dogs big and small, and some in tandem with their owners, braved the large swell that greeted them at a surfing competition with a difference in California.

02/08/2016 11:29 Video

Rio 2016, in the spot BBC compete animals

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British television BBC greets the start of Rio's Olympics with a commercial that is a real animated short. The protagonists are the animals of the jungle, struggling with the Olympic sports: the sloth which gives the artistic gymnastics crocodiles diving champions.

29/03/2016 09:39

Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists

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The hunters searching for mammoth tusks were drawn to the steep riverbank by a deposit of ancient bones. To their astonishment, they discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.

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