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ferrets, animals, science

Soon, Endangered Ferrets Will Be Munching on Snacks for Better Health

What if delicious snacks were the solution to saving some of the world’s endangered species? This is what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hoping as it looks to save black-footed ferrets. In a new plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking to save these endangered critters in Montana with drones and snacks …

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Report: Leopards Have Lost Up to 75 Percent of their Habitat

A new report published in PeerJ shows that leopards, one of the most iconic big cats, has lost approximately 75 percent of its historic range. This conclusion was drawn by the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats initiative, the Zoological Society of London, Panthera, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Cat Specialist Group. …

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pangolin, pangolins, animals

China Has Seized Its Largest-Ever Batch of Pangolin Scales, But What Are They?

At the end of December 2016, Chinese officials honed in on an illegal trafficking operation involving pangolin scales. In total, about 3.4 tons of pangolin scales were seized at a port in Shanghai. According to Chinese media, it was the largest seizure of its type in the history of the country – but what are …

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Rare Island Fox Species Brought Back from the Verge of Extinction

The foxes of California’s Channel Islands may have just set a new record. Once on the verge of extinction, these animals have now staged a huge comeback, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In fact, the government group believes that it may be the fastest comeback in history. In March 2004, four of …

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