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Baby Pygmy Hippo Makes a Splash

Baby Pygmy Hippo Makes a Splash

Today Sapo, the cute pygmy hippo calf at Whipsnade Zoo, took his first dip in the outdoor pool! The calf has been named after the national park in Liberia where EDGE fellow, John Konie, managed to secure the first camera trap pictures of the species in that country.

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Can Diatoms Help Save Hewitt’s Ghost Frog?

Can Diatoms Help Save Hewitt’s Ghost Frog?

We have recently brought in a new monitoring tool to help devise conservation management actions for Hewitt’s Ghost Frog: a full spectrum diatom analysis of the Geelhoutboom River. But firstly, what is a diatom? Diatoms are microscopic, one-celled algae that can be found in colonies or as single cells and are usually abundant in aquatic […]

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Volunteer researchers rediscover mammal

Volunteer researchers rediscover mammal

The place was El Dorado Nature Reserve in the far north of Colombia, South America. The date May 4th, 2011 and the time 9:30 pm. The lucky ones were Lizzie Noble and Simon McKeown who after just one month of volunteering monitoring endangered amphibians, enjoyed the first sighting of the magnificent red-crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) in 113 years.

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