News tagged with pygmies

Conserving the endangered pygmy-possum

The Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus) is one of five living species of pygmy-possum, all of which are classified within a single family. It is the largest of the pygmy-possums, and can be easily distinguished ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Ecology
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10 dead Borneo pygmy elephants feared poisoned

(AP)—Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under mysterious circumstances, and wildlife officials said Tuesday that they probably were poisoned.

dateJan 29, 2013 in Ecology
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Believing in the pygmy bunny

Like the Easter Bunny, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit of Washington state may soon exist only in our imaginations. None have been seen in the wild since 2004. But a new breeding program is aiming to rebuild ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Ecology
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US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

A 700-mile security wall under construction along the United States' border with Mexico could significantly alter the movement and "connectivity" of wildlife, biologists say, and the animals' potential isolation is a threat ...

dateJul 07, 2009 in Ecology
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