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New Species of Porcupine Discovered in Brazil's Atlantic Forest

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Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of porcupine in Brazil's most rapidly dwindling forest ecosystem. Although the tree-dwelling animal has just now been identified, biologists say that due to habitat loss in its native habitat, the

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Past Member (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 1:05 am
read and noted, thank you Agnes

Konstantin Trubin (548)
Friday April 19, 2013, 3:53 am
It is amazing that we did not know about it.
Still living species new to science, and they probably are under threat of extinction. And we do not know about them.

Konstantin Trubin (548)
Friday April 19, 2013, 3:54 am

Konstantin Trubin (548)
Friday April 19, 2013, 3:55 am
Thank you !

Bette M. (91)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:02 am
What man does to Mother Earth,
her animals we do to ourselves

Plant and protect Danny's trees for life..

Fi T. (18)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:17 am
There's still a lot for us to learn

Brigitte Nouari (3)
Friday April 19, 2013, 6:44 am
Une bonne nouvelle est la découverte d'une nouvelle espèce, la mauvaise nouvelle : elle est déjà supposée être en voie de disparition ; ce qui se comprend étant donné la réduction drastique de son habitat ! Espérons qu'il est encore temps de la préserver... Nous sommes vraiment, nous les humains, les pires destructeurs de cette planète !
---The good news is the discovery of a new species, the bad news: it is already supposed to be endangered, which is understandable given the drastic reduction of its habitat! Hopefully there is still time to preserve ... We really, we humans, most destruction of this planet!

Past Member (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:35 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Bette M. (91)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:07 am
This may be a great discovery.
However, there is no doubt in
my mind there are very few of
How could this mighty little
creature survive in the face
of eight billion humans.
But, perhaps the little creature
will have the last laugh for
we will go because there are far-
far too many of us.

Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.

Robert O. (12)
Friday April 19, 2013, 12:59 pm

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:37 pm
Fascinating and intriguing, what a delightful and engaging porcupine!

Victoria Hall (129)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:01 am
This really reflects the ever-growing need to look after our planet and give back the gift we have been provided with, life. So many creatures out there deserve our protection as much as any other species, it isn't right that we destroy homes of our fellow neighbours, be they porcupines or anyone.

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:58 am
Noted, thanks.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:29 pm
Very cute...I hope they survive.
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