Rare Animals

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Tasmanian devils are reintroduced to Australia after 3,000-year-absence
Tasmanian devils are reintroduced to Australia after 3,000-year-absence
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Tasmanian devils are returning back to Australia after a 3,000-year-absence. Eleven of the carnivorous marsupials have been released into a 400-hectare wildlife sanctuary north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australian, the conservation group Aussie Ark that aided in the reintroduction program said in a statement.

"In 100 years, we are going to be looking back at this day as the day that set in motion the ecological restoration of an entire country. Not only is this the reintroduction of one of Australia's beloved animals, but of an animal that will engineer the entire environment around it, restoring and rebalancing our forest ecology after centuries of devastation from introduced foxes and cats and other invasive predators," so Aussie Ark president Tim Faulkner.

Science • Animals
Rare yellow turtle discovered by farmer in India
Rare yellow turtle discovered by farmer in India
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A rare yellow turtle that has been found by a farmer in eastern India has been handed over to forest conservation experts. The turtle shows features that indicate albinism, mainly its yellow card and pink eyes. Siddhartha Pati, executive director at the Association for Biodiversity Conservation, reported that it had been released back into the wild in Balasore.