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10 facts for World Giraffe Day

Today is World Giraffe Day! The celebration of the long-necked animal falls on the longest day or night of the year, depending where you are on the planet. It was started four years ago by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) … Continued

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Critically endangered: the western lowland gorilla

Philadelphia zoo welcomed a baby western lowland gorilla to their troop last week. Their new little boy will be looked after and kept safe, but his relatives in the wild face a much less certain future.

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5 reasons you need to read our latest issue

Our new issue is now on sale and it’s our best edition yet. Filled with stunning images, astounding facts and detailed illustrations, this magazine is not to be missed   1. Meet the rarest cat on Earth Learn all about … Continued

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Alien invasion!

Across the globe, fragile ecosystems are threatened by the arrival of invasive species – aggressive, adaptable animals from overseas, who quickly dominate their new surroundings

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Save the frogs!

Frogs have colonised almost every corner of the planet, from the frozen Arctic tundra to the dry deserts of Namibia, but a third of all species are in danger of extinction

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Amazing underground animal-homes

Meet the burrowers! There’s a whole world of wildlife living under your feet. Going underground is an essential part of survival for these mammals

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10 fantastic fox facts

You may recognise the red fox, but what about the kit or swift fox? Find out all about these cat-like carnivores with these bite-sized facts

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Life cycle of the Tree Frog

Discover how the elusive red-eyed tree frog begins its life in water before moving to land

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Weird wild cats you never knew existed

Everyone knows about lions and tigers, but some of nature’s lesser known felines are just as fascinating. Meet the unusual cats that prefer life outside the spotlight

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Is it too late to save the Polar Bear?

As climate change melts the ice they need to survive, these icons of the Far North, famed for their strength, endurance and courage, are facing a huge threat to their existence

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Snake slayers

Able to survive attacks that would kill a human in a matter of minutes, could the unassuming-looking mongoose be the toughest predator on Earth?

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Monkeys behaving badly

Naughty monkeys are everywhere and although these primates haven’t (yet) shown a taste for rock’n’roll, they certainly have a penchant for sex, drugs, and daylight robbery

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A guide to spotting rare UK wildlife

The UK shores are home to a variety of rare wildlife. No matter where you are located in the country, there’s always an opportunity to spot a rare animal if you know where to look.

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Will sharks be wiped out for good?

These prehistoric predators lived through four mass extinction events and survived what the dinosaurs couldn’t, but sadly overfishing may see these fearsome fish wiped out for good

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Save the Chimps!

Our closest living relatives have suffered rapid population declines – and human activity is to blame

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