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Meet Elizabeth Ann the ferret: The first endangered American animal to be cloned

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London Scientists have cloned an endangered US animal for the first time, creating a black-footed ferret named Elizabeth Ann from the frozen cells of an ancestor in a landmark achievement that boosts conservation eff...

California condor eggs laid at Oregon Zoo boost recovery for the endangered species

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First, California condors nearly went extinct from poaching, lead poisoning and habitat destruction. Then the California wildfires last summer threatened to devastate their recovering wild population. Now, hope is ...

Three arrested after endangered Ganges river dolphin beaten to death in India

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New Delhi, India Police in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state have arrested three people allegedly involved in the killing of the endangered Ganges river dolphin after a video of the grim incident went viral on soc...

Highly endangered black-footed ferrets get experimental Covid-19 vaccine

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(KHN)In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccines for humans, a group of scientists in Colorado worked to inoculate a far more fragile species. About 120 black-footed fer...

These feces-finding Fidos help save orcas and other endangered wildlife

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Barrel-chested, with the pointy ears of a much larger pooch swiveling above her mellow gaze, Eba is more than just the Very Good Dog she appears to be. She's a professional, working the prow of a moving speedboat, c...

Critically endangered Sumatran orangutan born at Belgian animal park

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An animal park in Belgium has welcomed the arrival of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. The male orangutan, named Mathaï, was born on November 28 at Pairi Daiza animal park, spokesman Mathieu Goedefroy tol...

40 endangered sea turtles were brought to Florida to warm up after suffering from ‘cold stunning’

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Forty critically endangered sea turtles were brought to Florida after suffering from "cold stunning" off the coast of Massachusetts. "Cold stunning" is a hypothermic reaction that occurs when sea turtles are expos...

Scientists discover new endangered primate species, with only 260 left

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Scientists have discovered a new primate species in the jungles of Myanmar -- and it's already at risk of extinction. The Popa langur is a type of monkey with a long tail, rings around its eyes, and a crest of fur o...

Endangered Loa water frogs rescued from desert have 200 offspring

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A clutch of critically-endangered water frogs rescued from a muddy puddle in Chile's driest desert has birthed 200 offspring at the country's national zoo, the Chilean government announced on Wednesday. The Loa water...

An endangered lemur that went missing from a California zoo turned up at a church playground

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After a dramatic day in the San Francisco urban jungle, a ring-tailed lemur has been returned to the zoo from where he went missing earlier this week. And the zoo has a sprightly 5-year-old boy to thank for his safe...

Chicago church where Emmett Till’s funeral was held makes the US Most Endangered Historic Places list

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The Chicago church where Emmett Till's funeral was held has made the list of the United States' Most Endangered Historic Places for 2020. Till, 14, was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after he was accused o...

A clone of the endangered Przewalski’s horse is born of DNA saved for 40 years

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A cloned colt born at a Texas veterinary facility could revive the endangered Przewalski's horse. The colt is a clone of a male Przewalski's horse and the first successful cloning of the species, San Diego Zoo offic...

A critically endangered baby gorilla died six days after being born at Audubon Zoo

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Just days after a New Orleans zoo celebrated the first gorilla to be born there in 24 years, the infant has passed away. The six-day-old baby gorilla born to 13-year-old Tumani at Audubon Zoo died on Thursday. The c...