Researchers have described a new chameleon species from the Bale Mountains of south-central Ethiopia, and say the biodiversity hotspot may harbor even more. Named Wolfgang Böhme’s Ethiopian chameleon (Trioceros wolfgangboehmei), in honor of the senior herpetologist at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZMFK) in Bonn, Germany, the chameleon is around 15 centimeters (6 inches)
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A team of ornithologists from the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Paraguay has described a new species of trogon from the Atlantic Forest of north-eastern Brazil. The trogons and their close relatives, quetzals, are members a pantropically distributed order of birds consisting of a single family, the Trogonidae, which contains at least 43 species and
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Nature! You’re something else. Not only are you gifted with a wide array of tools for creation, but you’re also plenty handy with colors and imagination. It doesn’t take too long to glance around us and see just how diverse the world is with its many forms of life. Shapes, functions, kind, various orientations that
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A Snow Goose comes in to land. Photo: Maruthi Naga Vamsi Krishna Prasad Kotti/Audubon Photography Awards ᐯᔭᑕᐠ ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᑕᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑭᒋᑲᒥᐠ ᑕᐣᑌ ᐱᑯ ᐃᔑ ᒥᔑᒧᑯᒪᐣ ᐊᐢᑭᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᐢᑭᐠ ᓇᐧᐊᐨ ᐁ ᐊᑎ ᐊᐧᑲᐱᐳᐠ ᓀᐢᑕ ᐧᐃᐸᐨ ᐁᓯᐧᑲᐠ᙮ ᓄᑯᓯᐧᐊᐠ ᓇᓇᑲᐤ ᔑᔑᐸᐠ ᑭᐧᐁᑎᓄᐠ ᐁ ᐃᐢᐸᓂᒋᐠ ᐁ ᐃᑐᑌᒋᐠ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᐧᐊᐧᐃᒋᐠ ᑲ ᐃᔑ ᐧᐊᒋᐢᑐᓂᒋᐠ᙮ ᐁᓇᓇᑲᐧᐃᓇᑯᓯᒋᐠ ᔑᔑᐸᐠ ᑭᒋᑲᒥᐠ ᑲ ᐃᑕᒋᐠ ᐊᑎᐟ ᑲᒪᒥᔑᑭᑎᒋᐠ᙮ ᓀᐢᑕ
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Whales are beautiful, intelligent, majestic creatures. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of them die as a result of bycatch, shipping accidents, plastic pollution, among other man-made issues every year. In 1986, a moratorium from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling; however, Iceland, Norway, and Japan refuse to comply. Whaling involves harpooning a whale that
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