Mammals

Number of endangered fallow deer increases from seven to 500

The number of fallow deer, whose natural population continued only in the resort town of Antalya and remained at only seven about half a century ago, reached 500 after a protection project was launched.

A project has been going on for more than half a century to increase the population of fallow deer among endangered species.

Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens

 Providing exactly what's needed in these trying times, Zoo Miami has shared images of two clouded leopard cubs.

The male and female have been secluded in a den with their mother, Serai, since their Feb. 11 birth so that they could properly bond while avoiding external stress, according to a news release from the South Florida zoo.

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution

Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of riceare turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water tothe guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales.

Yet little is known about the effects of these "microplastics" — onsea creatures or humans.

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