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MONKEYS ‘DISPLAY SELF-DOUBT’ LIKE HUMANS

Filed in Animal by on February 21, 2011 0 Comments
MONKEYS ‘DISPLAY SELF-DOUBT’ LIKE HUMANS

Monkeys ‘display self-doubt’ like humans By Victoria Gill Science and nature reporter, BBC News Monkeys trained to play computer games have helped to show that it is not just humans that feel self-doubt and uncertainty, a study says. US-based scientists found that macaques will “pass” rather than risk choosing the wrong answer in a brainteaser […]

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EU LOOPHOLE ‘ALLOWS ILLEGAL SHARK FINNING TO CONTINUE’

Filed in Animal by on December 9, 2010 0 Comments
EU LOOPHOLE ‘ALLOWS ILLEGAL SHARK FINNING TO CONTINUE’

EU loophole ‘allows illegal shark finning to continue’ By Mark Kinver Science and environment reporter, BBC News Current EU measures are not offering enough protection to sharks, say campaigners Loopholes in EU regulations mean that illegal shark finning is continuing undetected, a report warns. Finning involves cutting off a shark’s fins and throwing the rest […]

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GIANT PANDA BREEDING BREAKTHROUGH IN CHINA

Filed in Animal by on December 7, 2010 0 Comments
GIANT PANDA BREEDING BREAKTHROUGH IN CHINA

Giant panda breeding breakthrough in China By Ella Davies Earth News reporter A critical breakthrough has been made in efforts to save the giant panda, one that could kick-start attempts to reintroduce the animals to the wild. Conservationists say they have perfected the difficult task of reproducing pandas, having reached their target of successfully raising […]

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STRANGE ‘LONG-WHISKERED OWL’ SPOTTED IN PERU

Filed in Animal by on December 2, 2010 0 Comments
STRANGE ‘LONG-WHISKERED OWL’ SPOTTED IN PERU

Strange ‘long-whiskered owl’ spotted in Peru The strange whiskered owl had not been spotted for 26 years A group of twitchers in Peru have caught a rare glimpse of a bizarre-looking bird not seen for 26 years. The bird-watchers spotted a long-whiskered owlet, a species first discovered in 1976 that has remained largely out of […]

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BADGER CULL: ARE WE SILLY TO BE SO SENTIMENTAL?

Filed in Animal by on November 19, 2010 0 Comments
BADGER CULL: ARE WE SILLY TO BE SO SENTIMENTAL?

Badger cull: Are we silly to be so sentimental? By Tom de Castella Journalist Beatrix Potter’s odious Tommy Brock (left), and Susan Varley’s more sympathetic Badger (lower right) Few subjects are likely to enrage British wildlife lovers more than the idea of a badger cull – yet it’s something the government has been debating this […]

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