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The Surprise Reappearance of a Rare Frog Has Scientists Leaping to Protect Its Habitat

The marsupial frog, which incubates its young in a pouch on its back, was thought to be extinct in some countries

‘Adopt an axolotl’ campaign launches in Mexico to save iconic species

Ecologists from Mexico’s National Autonomous university on Friday relaunched a fundraising campaign to bolster conservation efforts for axolotls, an iconic, endangered fish-like type of salamander.

Turkeys were a marvel of conservation. Now their numbers are dwindling.

When researchers started trapping and putting radio trackers on female turkeys in the thick woods of southeast Oklahoma, they hoped to learn how hens were successfully raising their young.

Sharks spotted swimming near Muizenberg beach ‘not known to pose a risk’

Following a viral video showing sharks close to Muizenberg beach, Cape Town’s deputy mayor, Eddie Andrews, assured the public that these bronze whaler sharks pose no risk to beachgoers. The Shark Spotters organization, which offers early shark warnings, observed a decrease in great white sharks in recent years. Although, Andrews still encouraged beachgoers to abide by the four-flag warning system for safety.

Deep-sea mining threatens jellyfish, suggests first-of-its-kind study

Sediment dislodged by ocean-floor mining could disrupt jellyfish metabolism, potentially causing the animals serious harm.

Caracal family spotted on Chapman’s Peak

A female Caracal and her two adorable kittens were once again spotted on Chapman’s Peak in Cape Town recently. Watch…

Zimbabwean ranger brings unloved painted dogs back from brink

Jealous Mpofu wins Tusk’s ranger of the year award for his work African Painted Dogs

The 2023 BirdLife Australia photography winners – in pictures

Superb singers, pollen showers and some jambalaya on the bayou. The winners of the sixth annual BirdLife Australia Bird Photography awards have been announced

Plastic Has Changed Sea Turtles Forever

Even if plastic pollution stopped tomorrow, turtles would be dealing with the repercussions for centuries—at least.

New Zealand crowns ‘bird of the century’ championed by John Oliver

The votes are in for New Zealand’s Bird of the Century poll and the winner by a significant margin, getting more than 290,000 votes, is the Australasian crested grebe

Invasive ‘Cocaine Hippos’ Are Being Sterilized in Colombia

To deal with invasive hippos that were brought to Colombia by drug lord Pablo Escobar, the nation’s government is sterilizing, exporting and euthanizing the animals

Dominica creates world’s first marine protected area for sperm whales

The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica is creating the world’s first marine protected area for one of Earth’s largest animals: the endangered sperm whale.