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Plants & Animals Mar 29, 2023

Danish Zoo hopes to ignite panda romance

Concerned that its two pandas are slow to breed, Copenhagen Zoo has begun a new strategy to encourage mating—giving the prospective couple more time to get to know each other.

Plants & Animals Mar 23, 2023

Eels have fascinated us for ages—now we need to stop eating them, says researcher

Few animals have sparked humanity's curiosity as much as the eel (Anguilla anguilla). Until a recent past, this slimy, slippery, snake-shaped, incredibly agile fish inhabited virtually every body of water in Europe and Northern ...

Molecular & Computational biology Mar 15, 2023

New targeting opportunities discovered against canine distemper virus

The highly contagious canine distemper virus is dangerous to dogs and wild life animals. It is also closely related to the equally highly contagious measles virus. Researchers at the University of Bern and the Zurich University ...

Environment Feb 23, 2023

Global wildlife contaminated by 'forever chemicals'

From pandas to sea lions to tigers, hundreds of wildlife species across the globe are contaminated by potentially harmful "forever chemicals", according to a review of hundreds of peer-reviewed studies.

Plants & Animals Feb 21, 2023

Japan bids teary farewell to pandas sent to reserve in China

Japanese panda fans bid teary farewells to their idols Xiang Xiang, "super papa" Eimei and his twin daughters who were sent to China on Tuesday to swap their home at the zoo for a protected facility in Sichuan province.

Plants & Animals Feb 20, 2023

Japanese bid farewell to beloved panda returning to China

Thousands of Japanese fans, some wiping away tears, bid farewell to a beloved Japanese-born giant panda that made her final public appearance Sunday before flying to her home country, China.

Ecology Jan 26, 2023

New vessel deployed in fight to save near-extinct Mexico porpoise

Conservationists have deployed a new vessel in the fight to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction due to illegal fishing in Mexico's Gulf of California.

Plants & Animals Jan 11, 2023

Are stingrays actually dangerous? Three reasons you shouldn't fear these sea pancakes

To beat the summer heat, many of us in the Southern Hemisphere are hitting the beach—and this raises our chances of encountering potentially dangerous marine life beneath the waves.

Plants & Animals Jan 4, 2023

Hard to bear: UK's only panda pair to return to China

It was supposed to be a match made in heaven that would produce a cub but after years of trying, Edinburgh Zoo said on Wednesday it is now sending its breeding pair of giant pandas back to China.

Plants & Animals Dec 23, 2022

Male panda at Dutch zoo turns out to be female

A two-year-old giant panda at a Dutch zoo has caused a stir by turning out to be a female and not a male as initially thought.

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