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It’s A Small World After All: Animal Body Mass Expected To Decline

Mammals and birds will get smaller over the next century, scientists at the University of Southampton predict. They believe that the animals that thrive will be small, highly fertile, insect-eating animals that can survive in a variety of habitats, like songbirds and rodents. Larger animals that need a special environment to exist will become extinct. […]

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Extinct Equine Throws Scientists For Loop, Roaming And Surviving Longer

It has been discovered that Equus ovodovi, an extinct species of horse, ranged much further and survived longer than originally believed. Scientists in Germany and China tested fossils found in China using molecular technology and discovered that the species was Equus ovodovi. Prior to this discovery, this species had only been found in Russia. Drs. […]

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Four Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Foals Born At Smithsonian In 2018

Four endangered Przewalski’s (sha-VAL-ski) horse foals were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) between March and June. The first foal, a filly named Dahlores, was born March 20. The younger three foals are colts and were born March 23, April 30 and May 29. It is the first time in 28 years that […]

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