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100 years of solitude

Lonesome George, the last remaining Pinta Island Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni) — who was around 100 years of age — passed away on Sunday in his enclosure in the Galapagos Islands. The giant…

Mysterious gaze

The Ural owl can be found in Europe and Asia. Its average wingspan is 1.30 metres; females are larger than males, and they usually weigh up to 1.3 kilograms. Strix uralensis hunts rodents…

Victoria’s orange army

  Thousands of Giant Spider Crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii) congregate in Port Phillip Bay every year before their winter moult.

Rare butterfly expanding its ranges

Some species will suffer from climate change while others will thrive — it all depends on their interactions with other species.

Elephants still in danger

Elephants remember the exact location of their water supplies.

The moonwalking bird

A male manakin courting a female is an impressive sight.

Zoos are looking for love online

Female tiger is seeking a mate. Must be genetically unrelated, calm, confident and not unduly aggressive. Preferably reared by his parents.

Untamed nature

Natural history filmmaker Karen Bass shares footage from her latest projects.

Tiny solution for oil spills

Scientists have developed micro-submarines that can clean up oils spills.

Changing climate could affect pest fertility

A noxious fish species could benefit from increasing temperatures.

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