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<p>Biodiversity</p>

Fins of prehistoric fish reveal origins of the human hand

Inside the stout fins of a fish that prowled the shallow waters of an estuary in what is now eastern Canada about 380 million years ago, scientists have found what they call the evolutionary origins ...

'Wonderchicken' fossil from Belgium reveals dawn of modern birds

A fossil unearthed in Belgium dubbed the "Wonderchicken" is providing a rare glimpse into the early evolution of modern birds at the twilight of the age of dinosaurs, right before an asteroid impact ...

Dhaka zoo calls time on elephant rides

Bangladesh's biggest zoo has called time on elephant rides following a long-running campaign by activists.The ban was quietly introduced last month, Dhaka zoo curator Nurul Islam told AFP, adding it ...

Five new fish species found in Sundarbans

Five new species of fish have been found in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh. Among them, one was discovered for the first time in the world. This discovery has brought the number of fish species in the ...

'Half-a-million insect species face extinction'

Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a "warning to ...

French sewing fans to the rescue of Australia's kangaroos

The plight of baby kangaroos and koalas orphaned by Australia's bushfires has prompted a sewing frenzy in France, where an appeal for cloth pouches for the animals has reaped thousands of ...

Australia's platypus faces extinction for climate change: Researchers

Prolonged drought and other effects of climate change are pushing Australia's unique platypus population towards extinction, scientists warned in a study published Monday.The river-dwelling animal ...

Plea for New Zealand to shelter fire-threatened koalas

Thousands of people have signed a petition for koalas to be introduced to New Zealand to escape Australia's devastating bush fires, but the proposal has been given the thumbs down by officials.A ...

African grey parrots volunteer assistance to friends

Acting selflessly to help others in need was long thought to be a trait confined to mammals, in particular humans and great apes.But a new study has found that African grey parrots volunteer ...

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