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Critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles hatched

In a major boost to the species survival, 39 Burmese roofed turtles -- one of the rarest turtles in existence -- have hatched from 44 viable eggs in Limpha village.
 

Over 300 plant species discovered in 2016: Botanical Survey of India

Over 300 plant species discovered in 2016: Botanical Survey of India

The Plant Discoveries 2016 - a compilation published by BSI on June 5 - reveals 206 species as new to science, and 113 species having new distributional record for India.

Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Scientists believe that modern human and common chimpanzee/bonobo lineages split about eight million years ago with the two great ape species splitting about two million years ago.

Nagaland Zoological Park – The emerging biodiversity hotspot in North-East region

Nagaland Zoological Park – The emerging biodiversity hotspot in North-East region

The zoo, located 6 kms away from the township of Dimapur, is also home to the majestic Bengal Tiger and the great Indian hornbill that has remained a major attraction for many visitors, who throng the park to get an overview of the wildlife species.

Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Researchers have revealed that spiders wipe out an estimated 400-800 million tonnes of prey every year, compared to an estimated 280-500 million tonnes of prey that the world's whales eat.

Sir David Attenborough has a new frog species named after him

Sir David Attenborough has a new frog species named after him

The new species which measures just about two centimetres and was found in the Peruvian Andes, South America.

This is how species extinction affects complex ecosystems - Read

This is how species extinction affects complex ecosystems - Read

This is because current thinking assumes that when a species vanishes, its role within an environment is lost too.

Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

According to a report published on Tuesday, the newly discovered species that are small enough to sit on a fingernail were there in abundance but had likely been overlooked because of their size.

Odisha: Endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay record 3.55 lakh eggs in a week, number may go up

Odisha: Endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay record 3.55 lakh eggs in a week, number may go up

Over 3,55,000 eggs have been laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles within a week of mass nesting in Rushikulya river mouth of Ganjam coast, which is an all-time record. 

Bye bye Bao Bao – Here's why the giant panda is moving back to China from US

Bye bye Bao Bao – Here's why the giant panda is moving back to China from US

Bao Bao, who was born on August 23, 2013 at the Washington zoo, will be welcomed aboard the FedEx Panda Express for safe travels to her new home - Chengdu - in China on February 21.

US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list

US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list

The move reflects full recovery of the first two species and significant progress with the third, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Researchers discover new species of 'ant-like' desert bees

Researchers discover new species of 'ant-like' desert bees

New species of 'ant-like' desert bees have been discovered by a team of researchers.

Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong

Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong

A lizard with dragon-like horns, a rainbow-headed snake are among the 163 new species discovered in 2015, claims Worl;d Wildlife Fund (WWF) in a new report.

Following a frog's evolutionary movements

Following a frog's evolutionary movements

Before the frogs are officially recognised as two separate species, researchers will test if individual frogs from the two groups have unique physical or behavioral features and if they can produce healthy offspring.

4 out of 6 great apes near extinction: Report

4 out of 6 great apes near extinction: Report

Of the great ape species - the Eastern gorilla, Western gorilla, Bornean orangutan, Sumatran orangutan, Chimpanzee and Bonobo - only the Chimpanzee and Bonobo are not in critically endangered list but are listed as endangered.

Good news for wildlife lovers! Giant panda no longer an 'endangered' species

Good news for wildlife lovers! Giant panda no longer an 'endangered' species

On Sunday, the World Wildlife Fund announced that the giant panda is no longer considered an endangered species.

Dinosaur species may shed new light on megaraptorids

Dinosaur species may shed new light on megaraptorids

The new species discovered in Sierra Barrosa of Patagonia represents one of the most complete megaraptorids found, with an unusually intact braincase.

Big dams worldwide causing extinction of species: Study

Big dams worldwide causing extinction of species: Study

 Despite being hailed as conservation sanctuaries that protect species from hunting and deforestation, reservoir islands created by large dams across the world undergo sustained loss of species every year, new research has found.

Wow! Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has a new wasp species named after him!

Wow! Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has a new wasp species named after him!

The new wasp species, called Conobregma bradpitti, belongs to a large worldwide group of wasps parasitising in moth or butterfly caterpillars.  

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Mouse lemurs, like all other lemurs, are native to the island-nation of Madagascar.