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Scotland's midges carrying 'previously unknown viruses'

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Scotland's biting midge population carries previously unknown viruses, according to new research.They said midges were not a current health concern in Scotland and the public should not be concerned.

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World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

Anonymous - September 18,2019    0 Comments

Reaching nearly two metres in length, the South China giant salamander is critically endangered in the wild.The South China salamander is the largest of the three, which researchers suspect it is the largest amphibian alive today.

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Spider season: Are sex-crazed arachnids invading your home for hook ups?

Anonymous - September 18,2019    0 Comments

You're in bed, it's nice.It's a spider.

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New coral growths found at damaged deep sea reef off Scotland

Anonymous - September 18,2019    0 Comments

The area called the Darwin Mounds and its coral reefs were discovered off the north of Scotland in 1998.Scientists have now found coral growing on plates attached to buoys and lowered to the mounds in an experiment in 2011.

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Injured seagull photographed with arrow embedded in head in Elgin

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A seagull has been photographed with an arrow embedded in its head in Elgin.The Scottish SPCA has not yet been able to catch the injured bird, which is still flying around the Moray town.

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Coleg Cambria boosts rare goat numbers with breeding programme

Anonymous - September 17,2019    0 Comments

In 2010 the breed was listed as 'critically endangered', meaning there were fewer than 100 breeding nannies in the UK.It is now listed as 'vulnerable' with an as many as 300 breeding females.

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Survey begins of damaged deep sea coral off Scotland

Anonymous - September 15,2019    0 Comments

Known as the Darwin Mounds, the corals were discovered in 1998 and later declared a marine protected area.The reef provides a habitat for marine animals, but has been slow to recover following the damage.

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019: Here are the finalists

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"Oh My.Frightened fish, shy bears, sarcastic owls and birds that were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Chris Packham hits out at nature TV and I'm A Celeb

Anonymous - September 12,2019    0 Comments

Speaking at the TV Choice Awards, the Blue Planet Live presenter said the public were only being shown nature at its "very best".In his extended speech, Packham said he had another "duty" to carry out, and asked I'm A Celebrity to change.

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La muerte de su gato lo dejó devastado, así que lo clonó

Anonymous - September 10,2019    0 Comments

Afirmó que más de cien personas han almacenado muestras de ADN de sus mascotas con la expectativa de clonarlas.Se prevé que el nuevo Garlic se quede en el laboratorio de Sinogene un mes más para observación antes de que se lo envíen a Huang.

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Does Your Dog Need a Trainer?

Anonymous - September 10,2019    0 Comments

Kavin sought the help of a dog trainer (well, five different trainers) when Ginger turned 1 year old.However, pet experts agree that every dog (and even experienced dog owners) can benefit from a dog trainer’s expertise.

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Vet says badger culls caused 'immense pain'

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Up to 9,000 of badgers are likely to have suffered "immense pain" in culls to control cattle TB, according to a former government adviser.He adds that the culls are not reducing TB in cattle and in one area the incidence of the disease has gone up.

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Car dismantled to rescue stray kitten

Anonymous - September 07,2019    0 Comments

Six-week-old stray Sparky's plaintive cries were heard coming from Zoe Slocombe's parked car in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, on Monday night.She told the Huntingdon Post her father took the front of the car apart to get to the kitten.

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Stranded whales: Numbers on the rise around UK shores

Anonymous - September 07,2019    0 Comments

In 2017 alone, 1,000 animals were stranded - more than in any year since records began.A total of 4,896 whales, dolphins and porpoises died on beaches between 2011 and 2017 - up 15% on the previous seven years.

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'Weedy crayfish' moved to secret location in Lincolnshire

Anonymous - September 07,2019    0 Comments

The endangered white-clawed crayfish are being killed off by American signal crayfish which were introduced to the UK in the 1970s.Richard Chadd, from the Environment Agency, said: "They are rather smaller and weedier than the ones that have come in.

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Uzbek anger at poisoning of stray dogs

Anonymous - September 05,2019    0 Comments

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The Sharq Taronalari festival is a major event in Samarkand's musical life



People in the historic Uzbek city of Samarkand have reacted angrily to reports that the local council has been poisoning stray dogs ahead of an international music festival.Everyone involved from the top to the bottom should get what's coming to them," was a representative comment.

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Robot deployed off Scottish coast to listen for whales

Anonymous - September 05,2019    0 Comments

Argyll-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) first deployed the machine, called a glider, off Barra in the Western Isles on 6 August.The robot, named Talisker, has since travelled south, and is off north west Ireland.

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How are emotional support animals allowed on flights?

Anonymous - September 03,2019    0 Comments

You're more likely to see it happening in America, where "emotional support animals" are recognised, than in the UK where they're not.They're different to service animals like guide dogs or assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

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Can you guess which celebs own these pets?

Anonymous - September 03,2019    0 Comments

3 Sep 20193 September 2019Last updated at 15:25Getty ImagesThe new pet arrived at Downing Street on Monday morningDowning Street has just welcomed a brand new Jack Russell called Dilyn!To mark the occasion, we've picked out pets owned by some of our favourite famous faces.

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Magpie 'monster' shot dead in Sydney following attacks

Anonymous - September 03,2019    0 Comments

The local council defended shooting the "particularly aggressive" bird, saying the decision was "not taken lightly".The Australian magpie is a different species to the European bird with which it shares its name.