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In the last six weeks, five Ugandan gorillas have been born at Bwindi Park. This species of mountain gorilla is endangered with just above 1,000 currently alive. Only three gorillas were born here last year, making this increase unprecedented. The reason for this sudden boom is still unknown, with all babies being born to different…

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Pre-historic croc shock

When confronted with the idea of deadly animals, one would think of the Australian Outback or the Amazon rainforest, not the quaint town of Melksham in Wiltshire. However, going back to the Mid to Late Jurassic period would have seen a roaming prehistoric crocodile measuring 10ft from head to tail. In the warm, shallow seas that…

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New dinosaur extinction theory

Dinosaurs may have gone extinct due to their eggs taking too long to hatch, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that baby dinosaurs took up to six months to emerge from their eggs. That is a significantly longer incubation period than bird eggs of a similar size, which are usually considered by scientists to…

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