Archive for November 7th, 2017:

Relocated squirrels moving to new areas, says charity

Image copyright Peter Cairns Red squirrels relocated to woodlands in the north west Highlands are “flourishing and breeding”, according to a conservation charity. More than 80 squirrels were trapped in other parts of the Highlands in phases of the project led by Findhorn-based Trees for Life. The animals were released in areas that had no

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Endangered apes saved from pet trade

Media captionThe arrival of the new baby gibbon provides hope for the future of this endangered species Conservationists are celebrating the arrival of a baby Javan gibbon – the first of this species to be born in the wild to parents that were rescued from the pet trade. Conservation International says the birth is a

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Fossil of ‘our earliest ancestors’ found in Dorset

Image copyright Mark Witton Image caption The mammals ventured out at night to hunt insects Fossils of the oldest-known ancestors of most living mammals, including human beings, have been unearthed in southern England. Teeth belonging to the extinct shrew-like creatures, which scampered at the feet of dinosaurs, were discovered in cliffs on the Dorset coast.

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