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Red pandas may be two separate species
Category: Natural World | Posted on 3-1-2020 | 9 comments
It turns out that there may be more to China's endangered red panda than meets the eye.




Living relative of Lonesome George discovered
Category: Natural World | Posted on 2-2-2020 | 1 comment
Scientists have found a tortoise with strong genetic links to George who was thought to be the last of his kind.




'Angry' tortoise sets owner's house on fire
Category: Bizarre | Posted on 12-28-2019 | 9 comments
A tortoise with a rather irate expression recently ended up having to be rescued from a burning house.




Human lifespan is only 38 years, study claims
Category: Science & Technology | Posted on 12-14-2019 | 52 comments
A new method for determining lifespans from DNA has offered up a perplexing figure for our 'natural' lifespan.




Chinese zoo under fire over inflatable animals
Category: Bizarre | Posted on 12-5-2017 | 8 comments
Visitors to China's Guishan Zoo found little more than some farm animals and a pen full of inflatable penguins.




Extinct giant tortoise could make a comeback
Category: Natural World | Posted on 9-14-2017 | 4 comments
A new breeding program is aiming to bring back a species of giant tortoise that died out 150 years ago.




What is the oldest living thing on Earth ?
Category: Natural World | Posted on 6-12-2017 | 24 comments
When it comes to extremely long-lived life forms, trees and plants beat animals hands down every time.




World's oldest living animal is 183 years old
Category: Natural World | Posted on 1-9-2016 | 11 comments
Despite being around for almost two centuries, Jonathan the Aldabra giant tortoise is still going strong.




Extinct giant tortoises could live again
Category: Natural World | Posted on 12-10-2015 | 8 comments
Scientists are hoping to breed hybrid tortoises in a renewed attempt to resurrect two extinct subspecies.




New species of Galapagos giant tortoise found
Category: Natural World | Posted on 10-22-2015 | 4 comments
Scientists have revealed the discovery of a new species of giant tortoise on the Galapagos Islands.

 
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