Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos' vital conservation work

The body that represents British zoos says they are facing the biggest cash crisis in their history.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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First stranded Orca found in almost 20 years in the Wash

The dead 15ft (4.5m) long juvenile killer whale was found on the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 14, 2020 ~1 min

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Hendrix in the clear over parakeet release

Researchers say the rock star did not introduce the non-native species in Carnaby Street in the 60s.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 12, 2019 ~3 min

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Plant 'takes' world's first selfie in London Zoo experiment

A camera set-up powered by a plant could pave the way for the remote monitoring of rainforests.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 15, 2019 ~3 min

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World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~3 min

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'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 22, 2019 ~2 min

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Tiger killed by new mate at London Zoo

Male tiger Asim arrived at London Zoo days ago as a potential mate for long-term resident Melati.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 8, 2019 ~2 min

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