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Camera Traps Find New Locations of Short-tailed Chinchillas in Chile

Scientists have documented the presence of the short-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla chinchilla) EDGE mammal number 53, in two new areas of the Atacama region of Chile. The findings were published in the most recent edition of Neotropical Mammalogy, an Argentinian zoological journal. Short-tailed chinchillas are rodents from the family Chinchillidae, whose historical distribution includes the highlands […]

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Species of the Week: Sumatran Striped Rabbit

The distinctive brown stripes on the face and body of the Sumatran rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri) enable it to blend perfectly with its rainforest habitat. In 2008, WWF scientists stumbled upon a single rabbit, but it had not previously been seen since the 1930s. Today it is still considered the rarest and most elusive rabbit in […]

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How to catch a pygmy hippo on camera

How to catch a pygmy hippo on camera

Trying to get cameras in the wild to capture images of the elusive pygmy hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis) is no easy task, but the project in Sapo National Park, Liberia, is trying and constantly inching a little bit closer to success. In 2010 they set up 25 camera traps in the wild yet only 8 survived […]

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