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The 5 most extreme newborns in the animal kingdom

For wild animals, it’s all about survival right from their birth. And some of them have to take extreme measures in order to increase their chances just to see the next day. Following is a transcript of the video. Human babies are kind of pathetic. We can’t run from predators, […]
The 5 most extreme newborns in the animal kingdom
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Lonesome George Didn’t Have To Be So Lonely After All

[credit provider=”Flickr/A. Davey” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adavey/4996395083/”] The sad death of conservation icon Lonesome George this past June in the Galápagos Islands marked the long-dreaded extinction of the Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni). Or did it?A team of researchers from Yale University now says the Pinta Island tortoise subspecies may actually still […]
Lonesome George Didn’t Have To Be So Lonely After All
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180 Million Rats Must Die This Month To Save The Galapagos Islands

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rat_noir.jpg”] QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say — and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.A helicopter is to begin dropping nearly 22 […]
180 Million Rats Must Die This Month To Save The Galapagos Islands