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Post-flight feast: Study suggests reindeer vision evolved to spot favorite food

Dec. 23, 2023 00:04 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may have millions of carrots set out for him on Christmas Eve, but what about the rest of the year? Finding food in a cold, barren landscape is challenging, but researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and the...

Still alive! Golden mole not seen for 80 years and presumed extinct is found again in South Africa

Nov. 30, 2023 07:34 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Researchers in South Africa say they have rediscovered a species of mole with an iridescent golden coat and the ability to almost “swim” through sand dunes after it hadn't been seen for more than 80 years and was thought to be extinct. The De...

As Mexico marks conservation day, advocates say it takes too long to list vulnerable species

Nov. 27, 2023 19:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of Mexico's Caribbean reef island of Banco Chinchorro near Belize have hunted the meat and salmon-pink shells of queen conch for generations. As populations have shrunk in recent decades, Mexico has enforced limits and bans on catching the shellfish. ...