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8 of the World’s Rarest Mammals (Slideshow)

  With populations ranging from a few hundred to just a few dozen, these mammals are among the rarest, and most endangered, creatures on earth. Click through to discover some of the planet's m…

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Harlequin Frog Could Go Extinct in Panama

Toad Mountain Harlequin frogs only live in one area of Panama's dense tropical jungles - the Darien Province, and their population is down to a dangerous level. In an expedition at the beginning of th…

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Very Rare Wild Cat Spotted in Arizona

An endangered ocelot was seen by a man working on his yard in an area of southern Arizona. His dogs had been barking at an unidentified animal, which climbed a tree, so the man reported it to Arizona …

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600 Orangutans to Be Set Free

The Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia, part of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, has been given permission by the Indonesian government to release over 600 orangutans into thousands of acr…

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Oil Platform to Be Built Near Whale Habitat

Sakhalin Energy, which is partly owned by Shell Oil, is planning to construct an oil platform near Sakhalin Island, Russia a place that is also habitat for critically endangered Western gray whales. I…

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The World’s 6 Most Endangered Animal Habitats

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green The reasons that animals get to be on the endangered list are many and complex, but habitat and lack of safe refuge have a lot to do with it. The Gulf of …

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Bird Goes Extinct in Madagascar

The Alaotra Grebe, aka Rusty Grebe has gone extinct says the conservation group Birdlife International. Leon Bennun, BirdLife International’s Director of Science, Policy and Information said,  "No hop…

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Top 10 New Species

A bug-eating sea slug? A fanged minnow? A carnivorous sponge? It's not a carnival sideshow, but a selection of characters from the top ten new species culled from the thousands of species describe…

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Baby Gorillas in the Congo Rescued from War Zone

United Nations helicopters airlifted four orphaned eastern lowland baby gorillas out of an area where the could have been captured and sold on the bushmeat market for food. Violence between human mili…

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Buy a Bag, Save a Monkey

While fashion designer Anya Hindmarch’s “I’m not a plastic bag” tote made disposable plastic bags "so last season," a group of Colombian women are bringing them back in style—by recycling them. The wo…

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