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Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

Anonymous - April 23,2019    0 Comments

The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents.The park's deputy director told BBC Newsday that they had learned to imitate their carers, who have looked after them since they were found.

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Curlew breeding site at Waterstock gets protected status

Anonymous - April 21,2019    0 Comments

Waterstock, near Oxford, is home to a population of curlews but is also an important site for otters, other mammals and some endangered plants.The flood meadows near the River Thame has been surveyed monthly for the past three years.

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Australia dingo attack: Father saves toddler from wild dog

Anonymous - April 19,2019    0 Comments

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The dingo entered the campervan and bit the toddler's neck



A father has saved his son from a dingo attack after the toddler was dragged from a campervan at an Australian tourist island, say officials.His parents were woken by their son's cries which were "getting further away from the campervan", said a paramedic.

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Hoax: Pink pony lost on Montreal island attracts animal rescuers

Anonymous - April 18,2019    0 Comments

Pictures of the creature went viral, and sparked elaborate search efforts by park officials, professional animal rescuers and media.But in the end, comedic web programme the Vlog announced it was a part of a "viral internet experiment".

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Labrador who had special high-chair to eat has died

Anonymous - April 18,2019    0 Comments

The two-year-old had a condition called megaoesophagus which meant he struggled to swallow food and was underweight.Confirming his death on Facebook, Nottinghamshire-based charity Team Edward - Labrador Rescue wrote: "We are so very, very heartbroken.

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Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Anonymous - April 18,2019    0 Comments

Tests on a rabbit bone, found at Fishbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex, have shown the animal was alive in 1AD.Prof Naomi Sykes, from the University of Exeter, said there have been many previous claims of discoveries of Roman rabbits, and even ones from the Bronze Age, but they had not been backed up by evidence.

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Half-blind badger rescued from Harlow skate park

Anonymous - April 16,2019    0 Comments

The female, which was blind in one eye, had fallen into a sunken concrete bowl at Harlow Town Park in Essex and was unable to get back out.Luckily, council cleaners who arrived to spruce up the area found the "distressed" animal, which they said had cut its chin trying to escape.

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Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers

Anonymous - April 16,2019    0 Comments

A dog discovered some 220km (135 miles) off the coast of Thailand has been rescued by a team of oil rig workers after the exhausted pooch was spotted paddling near a drilling platform.The brown aspin swam towards the workers when they called out to him last Friday afternoon.

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'Most northerly' parakeets cause flap in Glasgow park

Anonymous - April 13,2019    0 Comments

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Glasgow's wild parakeet flock is colourful and popular with the locals but their days may be numbered.About 20 or 30 of the birds have made their home in Victoria Park in the west of the city.

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Firefighters free dog from rabbit hole near Lennoxtown

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Firefighters removed tonnes of soil and stone to free Hook



A dog had to be rescued by firefighters after disappearing down a rabbit hole in East Dunbartonshire.The four-year-old Jack Russell called Hook had been out for a walk with his owner Kevin McKenna near Lennoxtown.

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Wolves return to Netherlands after 140 years

Anonymous - April 11,2019    0 Comments

But wild German wolves have been crossing the border into the Netherlands



The Netherlands has its first resident wolf population in 140 years, according to ecologists.Controversial return









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The Alpes de Haute Provence region has some 22 wolf packs



Wolves are controversial, however.

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Sixty-five Pembrokeshire sheep rescued in 10 days

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An operation to rescue a flock of sheep stranded on coastal cliffs has been completed in 10 days.A total of 65 sheep were rescued from the sea cliffs by fire crews and RSPCA teams, while 20 more of the flock fell to their deaths.

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Animal testing: Which ones are used in UK experiments?

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Mice, fish, cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, monkeys - they're all used in animal testing across the world.Here's what we know about the UK:How many animals are used in research?

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Irish whale strandings reach record numbers

Anonymous - April 11,2019    0 Comments

The number of whale and dolphin strandings along the Irish coastline reached a record high in 2018.A total of 248 strandings were reported in 12 months, according to data from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG).

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Osprey EJ has still to appear at Loch Garten in Cairngorms

Anonymous - April 11,2019    0 Comments

Until now, EJ has always returned to Loch Garten by 4 April.Over previous seasons, 25 of EJ's chicks have fledged.

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Leyland runner 'saved by dogs' after hill fall

Anonymous - April 11,2019    0 Comments

One of the dogs stayed with her as she inched down the hill, while the other ran around barking for help.She said: "It was the tail-end of Storm Gareth, it was freezing and I was soaking wet.