One Cool Thing: Discovering a Species of Galápagos Tortoise Scientists Thought Was Extinct

One Cool Thing: Discovering a Species of Galápagos Tortoise Scientists Thought Was Extinct

Galápagos tortoise found alive is from species thought to be extinct https://t.co/wtAk3KZR0t pic.twitter.com/DM1fgrM7Hx — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 27, 2021 Scientists were thrilled to report last week the discovery of a species of tortoise that was believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years.  Known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, the Galápagos […]

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One Cool Thing: World’s First Quiet Park

One Cool Thing: World’s First Quiet Park

As Mother Nature Network reported, Ecuador has become the first country in the world to build a “quiet park,” a lush stretch of land straddling the Zabalo River where silence is protected like a natural resource. There are no transport routes here. Nor residential and commercial developments. You can’t even hear the hum of power […]

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A Wolverine-like Tree Frog Is Discovered in the Andes

A Wolverine-like Tree Frog Is Discovered in the Andes

  By Tessa Cafritz and Monica Medina Even as experts warn about the rapid pace of species extinction, there are discoveries that provide hope, wonder, and new insights as well.  Early in January, National Geographic reported that biologists recently discovered a new species of tree frog —Hylosciirtus hillisi — that they named after a famous U.S. evolutionary biologist David […]

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