One of Australia’s tiniest mammals is heading for extinction, but you can help

One of Australia’s tiniest mammals is heading for extinction, but you can help

They weigh around 15 grams, the same as a 50 cent coin. They devour vast quantities of insects. And they’re in real trouble. Our new research has found the critically endangered southern bent-wing bat is continuing to decline. Its populations are centered on just three “maternity” caves in southeast South Australia and southwest Victoria, where […]

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North American bats decimated by fungal illness are now classified as “endangered”

North American bats decimated by fungal illness are now classified as “endangered”

In recent years, white-nose sickness has decimated northern long-ear bat populations. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the flying creatures would be reclassified from threatened to endangered. This comes after a study found that by 2025, the devastating white-nose sickness will have affected 100 percent of northern long-eared bats. In 2012, white-nose […]

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POLL: Should experimental coronavirus vaccine be tested on zoo animals?

POLL: Should experimental coronavirus vaccine be tested on zoo animals?

According to the New York Times, in early July an experimental coronavirus vaccine for animals began making its rounds at the Oakland Zoo in California. During the course of the summer, about 100 zoo animals are going to receive the vaccine, including mountain lions, ferrets, bears, and tigers. The veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis is donating […]

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