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Mythical EDGE Species: Part 2

Mythical EDGE Species continued…. The Leviathan (Hebrew)   One of the earliest mentions of the Leviathan appears in the Tanakh, where it was described as a monstrous sea creature that breathed fire, had shield-like scales, and was impervious to arrows and swords.  Some other sources referred to it as a sea serpent.  As time went […]

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ZSL win £500,000 Google global impact grant

On Monday (3rd June) ZSL won a £500,000 grant from Google’s global impact awards to deploy next generation cameras to stop the poaching of rhinos and elephants in Kenya. The bid was one of ten from UK based charities and was unveiled as the public favourite at the event in London after it received a […]

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20 Years on: Saola is Still as Mysterious as Ever

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the discovery a pair of saola horns in a village in Vu Quang Nature Reserve, Vietnam, by a team of Vietnamese and WWF biologists. The saola is an antelope-like reclusive species that lives in remote regions of the Annamite mountains on the border of Vietnam and Laos, also known […]

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Tropical Leeches Are the New Heroes of Conservation

The parasitic lifestyle that bloodsucking leeches lead hasn’t seemed to earn them any respect from human beings, until now. Research published last week has revealed that leeches can in fact store the DNA of their hosts for several months or even up to a year after feeding, and conservationists have jumped at the chance to […]

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Species of the Week: Saola

Species of the Week: Saola

One of EDGE’s top priority species is the saola; a shy and secretive mammal found in Vietnam and Lao PDR that many people have never even heard of. It’s rarity and unusually long horns have led many people to often referred to the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) as the “Asian unicorn.” Surprisingly, the species was completely unknown […]

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