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  • Modern-day ground hog
    Stony Brook scientist discovers groundhog-like extinct mammal
    Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil may not be a direct descendant of the ‘bizarre’ furry creature whose fossils were discovered in Madagascar; still, weighing in at a hefty 20 or more pounds, it would have cast off quite a shadow...
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science welcomes Texas wildlife with new Farish Hall
    Houston Museum of Natural Science welcomes Texas wildlife with new Farish Hall
    Texas is filled with a world of wonder when it comes to the stock of wildlife packing the state with the most unique variety of animals in nearly every type of environment.At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the new Farish Hall of Texas...
  • Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Labor Day (Sept. 1) 2014 is the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. The last known living Passenger Pigeon, ‘Martha,’ died in a zoo on Sept. 1, 1914, spending her entire life, 29 years, in captivity.Once the...
  • Behemoth, extinct creature or just a hippopotamus
    Behemoth, extinct creature or just a hippopotamus
    Many commentaries about "behemoth" from the Book of Job (Job 40:15-24), believe it was a "hippopotamus". A animal that inhabits rivers and lakes in Africa. But is this the creature that God was showing Job.Creationists have...
  • The green anaconda
    Florida is now home to largest snake in the world
    It was confirmed on Friday that the largest snake in the world, the green anaconda has invaded Florida's Everglades and is thriving there.While we worry about loss of sea ice, oil pipelines and rising ocean waters invading our coast lines,...
  • Trilobite: Highly complex organism found in so called cambrian strata
    Trilobite: Highly complex organism found in so called cambrian strata
    The Cambrian strata is supposedly the lowest strata that has fossils in it. These fossils are not to be complex at all, but have a simplicity about them. This is not the case of the Trilobite. The trilobite (State fossil of Pennsylvania)...
  • Dinosaurs by Divine design
    Dinosaurs by Divine design
    There are awesome creatures that have been unearthed by paleontologists and amateur fossil hunters. These marvelous animals were called Dinosaurs in 1841 by Sir Richard Owen, famed anatomist and founder of the British Museum of Natural History....
  • Extinct Elephant Bird's Egg to be auctioned off for more than $45,000
    Extinct Elephant Bird Egg to be auctioned off for more than $45,000
    Christie's auction house is scheduled for a bidding event on an elephant bird egg. Even though it shall take place three weeks from now, on April 24th, there has been much buzz around this foot-long egg with a diameter of approximately nine...
  • Revive and Restore
    Extinct species may return: Auroch, Passenger pigeon, and Tasmanian tiger
    In a recent TED talk, Stewart Brand asserts that we have the technology (and the biology) to bring back species that humanity wiped out. Should we? Which ones?“Humans have made a huge hole in nature in the last 10,000 years. [With de...
  • Hunt continues for person killing endangered red wolves in North Carolina
    Hunt continues for person killing endangered red wolves in North Carolina
    Update: Coyote hunting shutdown in North Carolina after endangered wolves shot deadThe hunt continues for the person or persons responsible for killing now three endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina, one each month since September,...
  • Tigers will love Viagra
    Viagra may be the answer for tigers, too (Video)
    For centuries, traditional medicine in Asia has claimed that parts of rare and powerful animals possess mystical healing powers. As the upper class in China grows, so grows the demand for endangered animals’ parts that are key ingredients in...
  • Nearly extinct North Carolina red wolf killed; $2,500 award for person liable
    Nearly extinct North Carolina red wolf killed; $2,500 award for person liable
    Update: Hunt continues for person killing endangered red wolves in North CarolinaThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a $2,500 award for information leading to the person or persons responsible for killing a federally-protected red wolf...
  • Endangered shrub
    Franciscan manzanita bush gets Federal protection under Endangered Species Act
    TheU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will issue a final ruling today designating the last wild Franciscan manzanita found in theworld as an endangered species.The Endangered Species Act listing for the rare bush, known scientifically as...
  • Help Georgia DNR survey for rare Blackbanded Sunfish
    Help Georgia DNR survey for rare Blackbanded Sunfish
    Also known as “poor man’s angel fish,” Last summer Valdosta State University began working with Georgia Department of natural Resources to locate the rare freshwater Blackbanded Sunfish in hopes that it is not going to be placed...
  • Pittsburghers this is not a fish tale
    Pittsburghers, this is not a fish tale
    Yes, Pittsburghers there is a fish out there that is not a fish tale. It is definitely an extraordinary fish that was once thought to be extinct because it was only found in the fossil record. It was believed to have died out when the dinosaurs...