EDGE Blog Home |Archive | March, 2012

Cryptozoology, Extinction and Recovery: Conservation’s Never-ending Battles

Piercing through the dark fog of pessimistic predictions for conservation’s future, rays of hope are appearing, in the guise of newly discovered species or subspecies. The last century has been a hotbed of new findings, including the mountain gorilla, the colossal squid, and EDGE species the saola (or Vu Quang ox, discovered in 1992). Now […]

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Species of the Week: Bactrian Camel

The only true wild camels that still exist are Bactrian camels (Camelus ferus). This species can survive in one of the most hostile environments on Earth, the Gobi desert of Mongolia, withstanding long periods of drought, starvation and even radiation from nuclear weapons testing.   The ancestors of the true camels migrated to Asia about […]

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Aardvarks: The Most Evolutionarily Distinct Mammals

A baby aardvark was born in Antwerpen zoo in Belgium on the 6th of January, called ‘Nuru’, which means ‘light’ in Swahili. It is only the tenth baby aardvark born in the zoo in more than 50 years. The Aardvark (Orycteropus afer), also known as an antbear, has the highest score for being the most […]

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Species of the Week: Veracruz Green Salamander

As it was St Patrick’s Day last saturday, we thought we should pay homage and carry on the ‘green theme’ in our species of the week blog. So, here we present to you the Veracruz green salamander (Pseudorycea lynchi), number 89 on our top 100 EDGE amphibian list.   It belongs to the Plethodontidae family […]

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Passion and Fashion: Gabby’s Going ‘Wild’ for EDGE

Gabby Wagner (aka Gabby Wild) has walked an extraordinary path to get where she is today. Currently a veterinary student at Cornell University in New York State, in her spare time she works hard to promote welfare and protection for animals both in the clinic and the field. But her story had a sad beginning. […]

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