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11-year-old girl defeats a huge croc in Zimbabwe (I assume a Nile croc) by gouging its eyes off, to save her 9-year-old friend! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10...ends-life/https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/brave-1...66565.html
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(10-27-2019, 01:24 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: - Spain's capital city, Madrid, was flooded by a huge flock of sheep migrating to southern pastures: https://www.dw.com/en/madrid-deluged-by-...g-50908265

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- Say hello to Mr London Meow, the therapy cat that visits hospitals: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-l...-hospitals

- One of the world's longest seahorses, measuring about 35 cm (13.78 in), was found off the coast of Khor Fakkan in the eastern part of the UAE, in the Gulf of Oman within the Arabian Sea: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/abu-dha...und-in-uae-

Talking about Caprinæ (the subfamily of ungulates, withing the family of Bovidæ, that includes goats and sheep) and the UAE, in the northernmost Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, a goat got stuck for 5 days on Jabal Jais, which is the highest mountain in the UAE, located in the Ru'us Al-Jibal (literally "Heads of Mountains"; the northwestern part of the Hajar Mountains, located in the Musandam Peninsula south of the Strait of Hormuz), but because the summit is in Oman, the highest peak in the UAE is that of Jabal Yibir or Jebel Al-Mebrah nearby. It then got rescued by Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence: https://gulfnews.com/uae/watch-rak-rescu...2484745603https://www.thenational.ae/uae/watch-eme...n-1.930907 

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Additionally, I have decided to make a new thread for caprines.
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Australians in Queensland have been eating a kind of grouper fish known as the 'rockrod', which wasn't scientifically named until recently. The new scientific name for the rockrod is Epinephelus fuscomarginatus. It inhabits reefs at depths of up to 220 m (721.79 feet), and is found in the central portion of the Great Barrier Reef. The type specimens were found in the Capricorn Channel near Swain Reefs National Park, Queensland: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien...84371.htmlhttps://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view...a.4674.3.2

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- Vipers seen in the area of Dubai again: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/dubai/s...on-alert-1-

- An Arabian red fox (Vulpes vulpes arabica) was seen in the area of Dubai, particularly residential areas, and it is the most common species of foxes in the UAE, with the 2nd being the Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana), which usually lives in and around hilly areas (and I posted earlier that it had been re-sighted in the area of Jebel Hafeet in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-animal-...5#pid80365), Rüppell's fox (Vulpes rueppellii), which has been seen in farming areas near the desert, and the Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda), which lives in the desert of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi near Saudi Arabia, or roughly where Al-Rub' Al-Khali (The Empty Quarter) is: https://gulfnews.com/uae/environment/dub...3117753700

- Wife identifies wedding ring on missing Scottish tourist's hand found in tiger shark's stomach near La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/w...32xe28NkAp

- Great white shark punctures kayak, and flips the kayaker into the water, about 2 miles (3.2 km) off Leffingwell Landing in Cambria, California, October 25: https://www.trackingsharks.com/great-whi...a-kayaker/

- A stray puppy discovered in Australia is actually a dingo: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...85561.html

- Jail for man who killed a pregnant cat in Malaysia by putting it into a dryer:  https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/malays...57187.html
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Earlier, Nori the dog made the news for having a face like that of humans, and now it's a fish in a South Chinese lake near Kunming City: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news...e-20846470

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Some terrible news coming out of Russia last night. A horrid sight of two different containers full with 240 bear paws which were then to be turned into traditional chinese medicine were discovered at the Russian Border. On further inspection, they found two paws of an Amur Tiger and 2 tusks of an extinct woolly mammoth.

“The gruesome goods are believed to have been destined for China to be used in traditional medicines and food delicacies.

The bear paws intercepted at the Chinese border are from Himalayan - or black - bears endemic to the far east of Russiaand it is likely they were obtained after the illegal slaughter of 60 animals.”

4 other bags of unidentified body parts of animals were also found and they will be analysed to see the extent of wildlife damage done by this trafficking ring.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7676875/Grisly-cargo-240-bear-paws-60-illegally-slaughtered-animals-seized.html

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/n...-far-east/

If you can’t handle some disturbing images, I would suggest not to open the links.
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Terrible News!

Hundreds of animals in Zimbabwe die as a result of severe drought




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A man gets diagnosed with bubonic plague after killing and eating a wild rabbit in China, the 3rd case of plague diagnosed in the country this year: https://apnews.com/173ca1a04c704add834d97d359219127
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A pregnant woman who was strolling with her dogs in a forest near Villers-Cotterêts (about 90 km (55 miles) north-east of Paris in France) who was strolling with her dogs was killed by dogs hunting deer, leading to calls for a ban on hunting: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11...st-stroll/https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/n...ith-hounds
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German scientists find 44-million-year-old caterpillar: https://www.dw.com/en/german-scientists-...a-51341040

Scientists say it's the first time a fossil from a large butterfly species has been discovered preserved inside an ancient block of amber. They've described it as an "exceptional" find.

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German researchers discovered a 44-million-year-old caterpillar, according to a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports on Wednesday: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-53734-w

The critter is the first caterpillar of its kind to be discovered in Baltic amber, according to researchers from the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich.

The 5-millimeter (0.2-inch) larva has been given the name Eogeometer vadens under the family of Geometridae butterflies, which comprises around 23,000 different species.

Scientists said the little caterpillar likely got trapped in a drop of tree resin, which ultimately hardened into amber and preserved the worm's unique structure over millions of years.

"Caterpillar finds in amber are rarities in any instance, and this is the first ever large butterfly fossil to be found in Baltic amber," study co-auther Axel Hausmann said. "This may be due to the noctural activity of most caterpillars," he added, given that resin would likely be closer to liquid in direct sunlight or warmer daytime temperatures.

Unlike most other butterfly species, Geometridae caterpillars only have two or three pairs of legs instead of the usual five pairs. This means they move forwards with an unusual gait — by pushing their hind legs to their rear legs, then stretching out and repeating the action.

The researchers said the fossil would provide an insight into evolutionary processes during the Eocene period (about 34-56 million years ago), when flowering plants butterfly species would have been interacting with were already well established.
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FINALLY! RHINOS TO BE REINTRODUCED IN CORBETT.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/rhinos-reintroiduce-corbett-tiger-reserve-uttarakhand-1622786-2019-11-26

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-new...3WqZN.html
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(11-20-2019, 06:53 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: A pregnant woman who was strolling with her dogs in a forest near Villers-Cotterêts (about 90 km (55 miles) north-east of Paris in France) who was strolling with her dogs was killed by dogs hunting deer, leading to calls for a ban on hunting: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11...st-stroll/https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/n...ith-hounds

Speaking of dogs or canids: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-ancient...6#pid95366
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" Sweet rescued pangolin at the wildlife vet hospital in Johannesburg. This one had to be sedated so that it could be fed through a tube to help her regain her strength. Poachers had kept her for a long period with no food or water. "



an other cub pangolin rescued...



An adult...

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(10-13-2019, 03:32 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: That a megacity with one of the world's highest populations of humans, like India's financial capital Mumbai, should have a forest within might sound strange, but the greenery is so important that a proposal to cut through it to make way for a metro has caused controversy: https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/f...71291.html

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The new Chief Minister of Maharashtra State (of which Mumbai is the administrative capital), Uddhav Thackeray, has decided to stay the construction of a metro carshed in Aarey Colony, though not Mumbai's metro rail project itself: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new...294717.cmshttps://www.livemint.com/politics/policy...25744.html
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- KLM flight 685 was supposed to fly from Amsterdam to Mexico City. The flight ended up taking around 11 hours, as usual, though passengers didn’t end up in Mexico City. Rather they ended up in Amsterdam, right where they started. The Boeing 747-400 operating the flight turned around when it was already over North America, meaning it crossed the Atlantic twice. This was because Mount Popocatépetl or Popōcatepētl, an active stratovolcano in central Mexico erupted, the plane apparently had a cargo of about 2 dozen horses, and diverting to Canada or the USA would have created issues for the passengers, such as the lack of visas upon entry: https://onemileatatime.com/klm-flight-to-nowhere/

- An Indian farmer in Nallur Village, Theerthahalli Taluk, Shivamogga District, State of Karnataka State, painted his pet labrador to make it look like a tiger, to scare away monkeys that threatened his 53-acre (214,483 m²) farm: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/ka...2019-12-03https://www.scoopwhoop.com/news/a-farmer...y-monkeys/https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-vira...myAtO.htmlhttps://www.ndtv.com/karnataka-news/why-...rs-2142355, https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/1...iness.html, https://www.foxnews.com/world/india-farm...er-monkeys

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