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Fat Bear Week: Alaska's Brown Bears Face Off in Battle of the Plumpest
Offbeat  (tags: bears, hibernation, fat, wildlife, protection, environment )

- 12 days ago -
Right now, the bears are eating almost non-stop to prepare for hibernation, which lasts five to six months and sometimes longer. Brown bears need fat to survive the -35F to 50F (-37C to 10C) winters in Katmai's mountains.
Thieves Snatch More Than 100 Baby Giant Tortoises From Galapagos Islands
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tortoises, stolen, wildlife, protection, environment )

- 12 days ago -
Thieves have stolen 123 baby giant tortoises from a breeding facility in the Galapagos Islands, where they are revered as a lumbering symbol of the region's unique biodiversity and a reminder of how Charles Darwin conceived his theory of natural
Country Diary: Ravenous Brent Geese Fly in for An Eelgrass Feast
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, animals, environment )

- 12 days ago -
Thousands of light-bellied brent geese - three-quarters of the worldâEUR(TM)s population - have arrived from Arctic Canada to overwinter here
ICMR Recommends Vaccine for Lions
Offbeat  (tags: lions, wildlife, protection, environment )

- 12 days ago -
The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has confirmed that the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) was responsible for lion deaths in the Gir forest of Gujarat and recommended that the remaining lions be vaccinated to prevent further outbreaks.
Desperate for a Shag : Pranksters Target New Zealand's Bird of the Year Poll
Offbeat  (tags: birds, poll, pranks, wildlife, protection, environment )

- 12 days ago -
Organisers said the flood of votes traced back to Australia was potentially someone's idea of a joke
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