News tagged with pygmies

Genes shed light on pygmy history

Scientists on Tuesday said they could fill a blank in the history of Central Africa's pygmies, whose past is one of the most elusive of any community in the world.

Feb 04, 2014
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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 ...

Apr 20, 2011
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Fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead

A fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant has been found dead of suspected poisoning, Malaysian officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of fatalities that has shaken conservation efforts.

Jan 31, 2013
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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 ...

Apr 30, 2013
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Tiny possum discovered in national park near Albany

One of Australia's most endearing marsupials, the tiny western pygmy possum, has been discovered for the first time in Albany's Torndirrup National Park by a research team from The University of Western Australia ...

Dec 10, 2014
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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 ...

Jul 07, 2009
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