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Serbian Sports Legend Djokovic Gets His Own Montenegrin Snail

Novak Djokovic on the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Melbourne Park.Photo: EPA-EFE/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Two professors at the University of Montenegro, Jozef Grego and Vladimir Pesic, told the media that the snail species, now called Travunijana djokovici, was first identified in 2019 at a spring near the capital Podgorica.

Beneath the Surface: Adriatic Beach Waste Just “Tip of the Iceberg”

"I don't think there is a single organism in the sea any more that has not been in contact with plastic," the 44-year-old told the Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro, CIN-CG, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, and the weekly Monitor.

Lion cub Simba born in Singapore via artificial insemination

The Singapore Zoo has welcomed a lion cub named Simba to its animal kingdom following artificial insemination that officials said on Jan. 26 was a first for the city-state.

It is rare for lions to be conceived through artificial insemination, with the procedure first carried out successfully in 2018 - resulting in two cubs in South Africa.