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Notoriously sex-shy, Adelaide’s giant pandas to try natural breeding in hope of elusive cub
With their artificial insemination expert unable to travel to Australia, Fu Ni and Wang Wang will seek to mate the old-fashioned way

Tory Shepherd

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Wild boar on streets of Rome are being used against me, says mayor
With just over a week until the city goes to the polls the animals may help to unseat Virginia Raggi

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

23, Sep, 2021 @1:23 PM

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Cathedral bells ring out as New Zealand welcomes godwits after longest migration
City of Nelson welcomes arrival of migratory bird after 10,000km of non-stop flight from the Arctic

Eva Corlett in Wellington

22, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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City flights: birds flocked to urban areas as Covid kept people home, study finds
Birds, and perhaps other animals too, benefitted from a respite in human activity in North America, research suggests

Oliver Milman

22, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Country diary: the warren is here, but the fluffle of rabbits has gone
Sandy, Bedfordshire: The grass has grown taller than a rabbit’s ears and there’s not a bunny in sight

Derek Niemann

22, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

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The bear truth: why happy pandas can’t be bothered to find a partner
Researchers now think pandas’ notoriously low libido is because they are too comfortable to make the effort to search for a mate

21, Sep, 2021 @3:48 PM

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How did America end up with the world’s largest tiger population?
There are about 10,000 tigers in the US, and with few requirements for ownership, virtually anyone can own, breed or sell them

Adam Popescu

21, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The real reason dogs are better than cats | Zoe Williams
They are clever, versatile, pro-social – and tenacious in the extreme, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

21, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Canada: mountain goat kills attacking grizzly bear with ‘dagger-like’ horns
Forensic necropsy of a female grizzly bear suggests she was killed by a goat, after the horns pierced the bear’s armpits and neck

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

20, Sep, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Too much of a good home is bad for panda mating, say scientists
Success of species tails off if more than 80% of an area is ideal habitat, in line with Goldilocks principle

Nicola Davis

20, Sep, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Scaly stowaway: lizard makes an appearance at Chelsea flower show
Gardeners at the Yeo Valley Organic display were delighted to find the common brown lizard in pile of logs

Helena Horton

20, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Country diary: my swim with a bloodthirsty hanger-on
Hartsop, Cumbria: I look down and notice a slug-sized, dark brown invertebrate clinging to my leg

Carey Davies

20, Sep, 2021 @4:30 AM

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