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The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

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image: Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction

Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 13, 2018

Numbers of the wildcat, greater mouse-eared bat, and black rat have critically fallen in the U.K.  

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Nutrient-rich water helped marine organisms reinhabit Chicxulub crater relatively quickly after the mass-extinction event.

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image: Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018

A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.  

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image: Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct

Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 21, 2018

The Chinese giant salamander is not one but five different species.

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Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.

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Trained spotters haven’t seen any newborns, suggesting trouble for the animal’s overall survival.

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image: World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

By Shawna Williams | March 20, 2018

Only two members of the subspecies are now left alive.

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image: Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils

Image of the Day: Pterosaur Fossils

By The Scientist Staff | March 14, 2018

Paleontologists find fossils from at least seven species of the flying reptiles in Morocco.

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The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  

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