News tagged with rain forest

New orangutan population found in Indonesia

(AP) -- Conservationists have discovered a new population of orangutans in a remote, mountainous corner of Indonesia - perhaps as many as 2,000 - giving a rare boost to one of the world's most critically endangered great ...

dateApr 12, 2009 in Ecology
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Dracula orchids and goblin spiders

Dracula orchids tempt flies by masquerading as mushrooms. Goblin spiders lurk unseen in the world's leaf litter. The natural world is often just as haunting as the macabre costumes worn on city streets, as highlighted by ...

dateOct 29, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Endangered Puerto Rican parrot on the rise

(AP) -- Deep amid the dense greenery of a rain forest, down an unmarked road, behind a barbed wire fence in a low-slung compound monitored by security cameras, government scientists are nursing a special patient back to ...

dateJun 25, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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