Iguanas reproducing on Galapagos island century after disappearing

Iguanas reproducing on Galapagos island century after disappearing

A land iguana that disappeared more than a century ago from one of the Galapagos Islands is reproducing naturally following its reintroduction there, Ecuador’s environment ministry announced Monday. The reptile from the Conolophus subcristatus species, one of three land iguanas living on the archipelago, disappeared from Santiago Island in the early part of the 20th […]

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Family of Nine Spider Monkeys Rescued from Illegal Zoo and Returned to Rainforest

Family of Nine Spider Monkeys Rescued from Illegal Zoo and Returned to Rainforest

A family of nine spider monkeys, including two babies, were saved from an illegal zoo and returned to their natural home, the rainforest. With help from Animal Defenders International (ADI), Taricaya Ecological Reserve, Peru’s Wildlife Department, and SERFOR, the monkeys were rescued from the zoo in eastern Peru and returned to the wild. The monkeys […]

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Coyotes Are Here to Stay in North American Cities – Here’s How to Appreciate Them From a Distance

Coyotes Are Here to Stay in North American Cities – Here’s How to Appreciate Them From a Distance

Coyotes have become practically ubiquitous across the lower 48 United States, and they’re increasingly turning up in cities. The draws are abundant food and green space in urban areas. At first these appearances were novelties, like the hot summer day in 2007 when a coyote wandered into a Chicago Quiznos sub shop and jumped into […]

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Japanese whaling industry on the brink of collapse: less demand, less subsidies for whale meat

Japanese whaling industry on the brink of collapse: less demand, less subsidies for whale meat

The whaling industry in Japan is on the brink of collapse as young generations tastes have rapidly changed and government subsidies are beginning to shrink. The industry employed thousands of people in the decades immediately after World War II, and sustained entire communities during those difficult economic times, is today losing the government subsidies that […]

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