News tagged with zoology

DNA confirms existence of NZ bird thought extinct

( -- An examination of ancient and modern DNA by the University of Otago has confirmed that the New Zealand storm-petrel, once thought to be extinct, is a bird which continues to fly our southern skies.

dateSep 26, 2011 in Evolution
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Researchers urge more prominent role for zoos

Of around seven land vertebrate species whose survival in the wild is threatened one is also kept in captivity. These and other data on the protection of species in zoos and aquaria have now been revealed by scientists at ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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