Scientists working in Indonesia have "rediscovered" a monkey so rare it was believed by many to be extinct. They were all the more baffled to find the Miller's Grizzled Langur in an area well outside its previously recorded home range.
Reuters (June 17, 2012) A population of ladybird spiders is causing an administrative headache for the mayor of the Belgian town of Lommel as environmentalists pressure him to help preserve a rare colony discovered three ... watch video
AFP (May 23, 2012) "Lequinho" is a vervet monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) that weighs just under a pound and measures 35cm, without counting the tail. Two months ago, he lost his mother at birth in Rio de Janeiro's ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 20, 2012) Scientists have just released images of Millers' Grizzled Langur, an Indonesian monkey species thought until recently, to be extinct. An international team of researchers found a colony of the ... watch video
AP (Apr. 1, 2014) A conservation group says Chinese logging and demand for monkey bones are threatening a rare monkey species in northern Myanmar. The Myanmar snub-nosed monkeys were recently captured on video for the ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (Dec. 21, 2014) A monkey saves the life of another monkey who fell unconscious after being shocked by electrical wiring on a rail track in India's northern city of Kanpur. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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AP (May 8, 2014) Scientists have discovered 14 new species of so-called dancing frogs in the jungle mountains of southern India - just in time, as scientists fear they may soon become extinct. (May 8)
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Newsy (May 22, 2014) A new DNA study compared an extinct 800-pound bird from Madagascar with a chicken-sized bird from New Zealand. Who could've guessed they're related?
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Odyssey Networks (June 9, 2014) The EPA recently announced its most aggressive plan ever to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the United States: 30% by 2030. Cutting the poisonous greenhouse gas is the first of three objectives ... watch video
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