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More skunks can do handstands than we thought
Three new species join the “acrobats of the skunk world.”
An ‘extinct’ Australian mouse has been thriving on a remote protected island
The Gould mouse may live on, but the loss of other mammal species bodes poorly for overall ecosystem health.
These ancient deep-sea fish can live five times as long as biologists expected
Coelacanths have been roaming the oceans for millions of years.
How bomb detectors discovered a hidden pod of singing blue whales
Underwater microphones have picked up the loud mammal's newest song.
Whose hoot? DNA and sound studies help define two new owl species in Brazil.
High levels of biodiversity in Brazil could be lost to unchecked deforestation.
How one Western bird’s numbers went from abundant to alarmingly low
A new government report cites decades-long declines of greater sage-grouse and offers a framework to save the species.
Wisconsin permitted people to hunt a contentious species. That might change next year.
Amid backlash, the state is forming a new gray wolf management committee to reconsider the rules for 2022.
Wisconsin hunters have already killed more gray wolves than allowed
More than 27,000 people applied for permits for the state’s first wolf hunt since 2014.
Sharks and rays are far less abundant in the world’s oceans than 50 years ago
The majority of shark species are threatened with extinction, and overfishing is the main culprit.
How the Trump border wall sapped a desert oasis dry
Ancient springs might not survive unchecked construction during the pandemic.