animals

Mexican conservationists release two pairs of wolves | Arizona News

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — Wildlife managers in the United States say their counterparts in Mexico have released two pairs of endangered Mexican gray wolves south of the US border as part of an ongoing reintroduction attempt. The wolves came from the Ladder Ranch in southern New Mexico and were …

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WWF report says online wildlife trade is on the rise in Myanmar | science news

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — A report by the World Wildlife Fund shows that illegal online purchases of wildlife in Myanmar are on the rise, posing a threat to both public health and endangered species. The report released Friday found that enforcement of a ban on such transactions has weakened amid …

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The mites that live and breed on your face have anus, genome research shows

an illustration of Demodex folliculorum. Photo† Shutterstock †Shutterstock† Scientists have finally unraveled the genetic secrets of humanity’s coziest roommates: Demodex folliculorum, also known as skin mites. The findings confirm, among other things, that these mites do have anus, contrary to previous speculation. They also indicate that the microscopic animals may not be as potentially harmful …

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