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How Do Alligators Make It Through A Freeze?

How Do Alligators Make It Through A Freeze?

motherearth January 11, 2018 Comments Off on How Do Alligators Make It Through A Freeze?

Ever wonder how alligators have managed to find their way in this ever-changing planet for the last 66 million years or so? Look no further than the American alligators that call North Carolina’s Shallotte River

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A Plan to Protect Bald Eagles from Decimation Has Been an Rousing Success

A Plan to Protect Bald Eagles from Decimation Has Been an Rousing Success

motherearth January 10, 2018 Comments Off on A Plan to Protect Bald Eagles from Decimation Has Been an Rousing Success

The bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States, is no longer on the federal list of threatened species, but the species is still on a rebuilding effort after watching its once fierce numbers

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How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

motherearth January 3, 2018 Comments Off on How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

Many pet owners are aware of the dangers to dogs and cats in extreme heat, but the risks can be even greater during a cold snap. With record low temperatures across the nation, and

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It’s So Cold in Canada a Zoo Had to Bring Its Penguins Inside

It’s So Cold in Canada a Zoo Had to Bring Its Penguins Inside

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Thanks to the recent deep freeze in North America, Calgary Zoo had to take extreme measures to protect its animals from the weather – including even the most naturally cold resistant, the zoo’s king

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Mekong Region Reveals 115 New Species

Mekong Region Reveals 115 New Species

motherearth January 2, 2018 Comments Off on Mekong Region Reveals 115 New Species

The Greater Mekong region — a 200 million-acre area that encompasses southwestern China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam — is flush with exotic wildlife and new species just waiting to be discovered. In

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Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Species of Giant Octopus

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Species of Giant Octopus

motherearth December 29, 2017 Comments Off on Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Species of Giant Octopus

Octopuses are masters of camouflage, but have you ever heard of an octopus that is so good at disguising itself as another octopus that marine biologists didn’t even know it was a separate species?

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America’s Last Research Chimps Arrive At Their New Home in  Georgia

America’s Last Research Chimps Arrive At Their New Home in Georgia

motherearth December 27, 2017 Comments Off on America’s Last Research Chimps Arrive At Their New Home in Georgia

A little-known facility in north Georgia has opened its doors to a special group of visitors. The cautious but curious clan is getting a taste of the indoor and outdoor recreation areas, a kitchen

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Asiatic Cheetahs Face Extinction With Fewer Than 50 Left

Asiatic Cheetahs Face Extinction With Fewer Than 50 Left

motherearth December 27, 2017 Comments Off on Asiatic Cheetahs Face Extinction With Fewer Than 50 Left

With fewer than 50 Asiatic cheetahs left in Iran, and the United Nations pulling funding from a protection plan at the end of December, it may be the end of the line for this

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‘Extinct’ Marsupial Rediscovered After 100 Years

‘Extinct’ Marsupial Rediscovered After 100 Years

motherearth December 20, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Extinct’ Marsupial Rediscovered After 100 Years

A tiny, adorable (and aggressive!) marsupial has been rediscovered in the deserts of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state after not being seen for more than 100 years. The crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda) has

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Fluffy Siberian Cats Overtake Couple’s Farm, Turn It Into Snowy “Catland”

Fluffy Siberian Cats Overtake Couple’s Farm, Turn It Into Snowy “Catland”

motherearth December 20, 2017 Comments Off on Fluffy Siberian Cats Overtake Couple’s Farm, Turn It Into Snowy “Catland”

Introducing the Queen of Cat Ladies: Russian farmer Alla Lebedeva, who claims her farm-turned-“Catland” is home to “a million, maybe more” Siberian cats. Located in snowy Prigorodny, just outside Barnaul, Siberia, Lebedeva and her husband

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