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Species of the Week: Horton Plains Slender Loris

Species of the Week: Horton Plains Slender Loris

The Horton Plains slender loris, also known as montane loris (Loris tardigradus nyctoceboides) is bizarre and adorable all at once. It did a disappearing act for 65 years which lead many researcher to believe it could be extinct; but EDGE researches managed to locate it after  more than 1,000 night time surveys in Sri Lankan […]

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ARKive’s Top 10 EDGE species

ARKive’s Top 10 EDGE species

Do you know your solenodon from your numbat? Here at ARKive we have a soft spot for the weird and wonderful and want to put a face to the names behind some of the world’s most bizarre and threatened species. ARKive is an initiative of Wildscreen, a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to inspire the […]

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Species of the week: Mountain Pygmy Possum

Species of the week: Mountain Pygmy Possum

Cute but tough, the mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) is a highly unusual marsupial and the largest of Australia’s five pygmy possums. Unlike most possums, the mountain pygmy possum is not arboreal, although it can easily climb shrubs and has a prehensile tail. This nocturnal species spends the day curled up into a ball to […]

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Calling all Toad Enthusiasts

A fundraising evening chaired by Mike Dilger from BBC’s One Show and Peter Firmin creator of Bagpuss. Join EDGE and Froglife on Friday September 30th to enjoy an evening of talks from the frontlines of amphibian conservation. But it is not all just about talks; there’ll be plenty of time for mingling, buying drinks from the bar, enjoying […]

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