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Superhero Sunday: The Top 10 Superpowers of EDGE Species Part 2/2

  Welcome back to Superhero Sunday here at EDGE!  Last week we met a salamander who can go ten years without eating, a bird who’s older than the Titanic, an armoured anteater, and lots more!  This week we continue with our countdown of EDGE species with amazing superpowers, animals that rival the greatest characters in […]

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Superhero Sunday: The Top 10 Superpowers of EDGE Species Part 1/2

Who loves superheroes? We all love superheroes! From Spiderman to the Avengers to Batman to the Fantastic Four to Ant-Man, superheroes are flooding popular culture and becoming an increasingly huge part of western culture. But sometimes we forget that powers that seem impossible in humans are common, even run-of-the-mill, in animals. And nowhere is that […]

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Froggy Went A-Courting

In spring 2014, a very important tadpole hatched from a frog egg at ZSL London Zoo. It was shortly followed by many brothers and sisters, and these 3mm long ‘swimming commas’ were the first live tadpoles of Xenopus longipes, the Lake Oku clawed frog, to be seen by human eyes. These tadpoles, the product of the […]

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Combining science and religion to save Ghana’s frogs

It was midmorning at the exquisite auditorium in the middle of the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands when I took my turn to address 500 distinguished personalities who came to be part of that special event- The 2014 Future for Nature Award Ceremony. I had been chosen by a panel of international experts to be […]

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Introducing EDGE Fellow: James Mougal

Bouzour! (Hello!) I’m James Mougal from the Seychelles archipelago, a group of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa, above Madagascar. I work for the Seychelles National Park Authority, a semi-autonomous body responsible for the management of national terrestrial and marine parks and act as an advisory to the Ministry of Environment and Energy […]

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