Animals

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Westminster dog of year title goes to David Amess’s French bulldog
Less than two weeks after murder of Conservative MP, Vivienne defeats 22 hounds to be parliamentary top dog

Harriet Sherwood

28, Oct, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Can an animal be a person? Yes – if they are Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos | Elle Hunt
The case to really watch out for is that of Happy the elephant

Elle Hunt

28, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Uncertain future for Bechstein’s bat colony in Hampshire
One of Britain’s biggest colonies lives in ancient trees in Havant, where developers want to build hundreds of homes

Paul Brown

27, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cyclist fends off 500lb bear after getting bitten in Alaska
Man said he yelled at and kicked the animal as it charged him along a riverbed before it retreated

Maya Yang

26, Oct, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Do animals in film and TV know that they’re acting?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

26, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Boom time for Cape Verde’s sea turtles as conservation pays off
The number of nesting sites on the archipelago has risen dramatically, but global heating sees male population plummet

Annika Hammerschlag

26, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Vultures who came to stay bring year of acid vomit and toxic feces to small town
Dozens of vultures descended on Bunn, North Carolina, last year and nothing – not even cannon shot – looks like shifting them

Adam Gabbatt

26, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Survivors or intruders? Rats found on Lord Howe Island despite 22,000 traps and 40 tonnes of bait
About 100 rats have been discovered since a $17m eradication program on the world heritage-listed island but experts say all is not lost

Royce Kurmelovs

25, Oct, 2021 @11:28 PM

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Singing lemurs have a distinctly human sense of rhythm, study finds
Indris’ sound like ‘bagpipes being stepped on’ but their 1:2 beats are the first identified in non-human mammals

Nicola Davis

25, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Lilac dogs: the cruel new craze that commodifies our faithful friends
Pedigrees are being bred to have a range of unusually coloured fur, including lilac, silver, charcoal and even tiger stripes – as well as a host of health problems

25, Oct, 2021 @1:28 PM

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Britain’s migratory birds ‘may stop flying south for winter’
Study finds species are staying longer in European breeding grounds and spend less time in Africa

Patrick Barkham

25, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Country diary: the whoopers of Lough Beg are unlike most you’ll see this autumn
The Strand, Lough Beg, County Derry: The whooper swans arriving from colder climes will join those who appear to be breeding here

Mary Montague

25, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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