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Giant Lion-Eating Chimps of the 'Magic Forest'
Deep in the Congolese jungle is a band of apes that, according to local legend, kill lions, catch fish and even howl at the moon. Local hunters speak of massive creatures that seem to be some sort of hybrid between a chimp and a gorilla.
Coral "Shuffle" Helps Reefs Survive Warmer World
Australia's Great Barrier Reef might be able to survive warming sea temperatures, as a result of global warming, better than first thought because some coral algae are more heat tolerant, Australian scientists said.
Rare Giant Squid Washed Up in Australia
One of the largest giant squid ever found has washed up on a remote Australian beach, sparking a race against time by scientists to examine the rarely seen deep-ocean creature.
Baby Mammoth Discovery Unveiled
A baby mammoth unearthed in the permafrost of north-west Siberia could be the best preserved specimen of its type, scientists have said.
Malaysia Plans Match-Making Reserve For Rare Rhinos
Malaysia plans to put extremely rare Borneo rhinos together in a new wildlife park so that they can meet and mate.
Scientists Find Endangered Monkey in Vietnam
Scientists have found the world's largest-known population of an endangered monkey species in central Vietnam, increasing its chances of survival, conservationists said on Tuesday.
Remains of A Dodo Found
The remains of a dodo found in a cave beneath bamboo and tea plantations in Mauritius offer the best chance yet to learn about the extinct flightless bird, a scientist said on Friday.
Scientists Look At Droppings For Extinct Tiger
Scientists in Australia plan to examine 50-year-old animal droppings to try to answer one of the nation's great mysteries -- is the Tasmanian tiger truly extinct?
Mammals Burst On The Scene After Dinosaurs' Exit
The discovery of a primitive, shrew-like mammal fossil in Mongolia has revived the view that its modern mammal cousins arrived just as the dinosaurs made their dramatic exit about 65 million years ago, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
Extinct Ancestor of Pandas Was Pygmy
About 2 million years ago, in lowland tropical forests of what is now China, lived an ancestor of the giant panda that was very similar to the famed vegetarian bear except about half the size, scientists said.
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