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Species of the Week: Indri

Indri simply means ‘there it is’ in the Malagasy language. The species got its name from local people shouting ‘indri indri!’ when pointing out the animal to European naturalists. Lemurs are most closely related to bushbabies, pottos and lorises. Common ancestors of the lemur are thought to have colonised Madagascar from Africa 50-60 million years […]

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In Search of the Pygmy Three-toed Sloth – Part III – the Results

Our two EDGE scientists David and Craig had battled bad weather and stormy seas to get a glimpse of the elusive pygmy three-toed sloth on Escudo Island. They had managed to spot one shy female hidden in the mangroves, but they held out hope to find more… We woke up to discover that the cloud […]

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Create Your Own EDGE Species

In partnership with EDGE, Mozilla Thimble has built the Awesome Animal Builder project, where you can create your own EDGE species by ‘remixing’ different parts from real EDGE animals. Thimble makes it easy to work with HTML and CSS (the main building blocks of websites) by splitting up the screen so you can change the […]

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Species of the Week: Luschan’s Salamander

The Salamandridae (“true newts and fire salamanders”) family has around 74 species that diverged from all other salamanders around 200 million years ago, evolving at the feet of the dinosaurs 135 million years before their extinction. Luschan’s salamander (Lyciasalamandra billae) is part of the ancient subfamily Salamandrinae and there are only six other species within […]

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A New EDGE Coral Reef Fellow: Grace Quiton

I’m Grace Quiton, an EDGE Fellow conducting a project on EDGE corals in Silago and Hinunangan municipalities in Southern Leyte, Philippines. Some people say I love corals to a fault, but this “fault” has brought me very challenging and rewarding experiences that I wouldn’t have traded for anything else. I left a comfortable teaching career […]

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