Tag Archives: China

First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

By Discovery News | December 3, 2015 The pygmy slow loris, which lives in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and Laos, has been documented using hibernation to conserve energy. Previously, the only known primates to hibernate were lemurs living on the island nation of Madagascar. The findings come from a paper just published in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria. The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is small, at about 7 to 9 inches long and …

World’s most endangered big cat may be on the rebound 

By Emily J. Gertz, TakePart | September 1, 2015 The number of Amur leopards has more than doubled since hitting a low in 2007, researchers in Russia and China say. An extremely rare spotted cat could be stepping back from the brink of extinction. The Amur leopard appears to have doubled its wild population in the past several years from fewer than 40 adults in 2007 to 80 or more in 2014 and repopulated some of its historic range in China, according to a joint announcement by Russian and …

World’s rarest wild cat saved from extinction along Russian-Chinese border

By Charlotte Middlehurst, Shanghai | August 19, 2015 Driven to the brink of extinction by hunting and loss of habitat, far eastern Amur leopards are now in a stage of “rapid expansion”. Eighty adult Amurs were discovered living in China’s Hunchun, Wangqing and Laoyeling nature reserves on the Russian border, a research team from Beijing Normal University announced on Monday. The number of big cats discovered was drastically higher than expected, the experts said. The …

L.A.’s Back-Yard Entomologists

… of the literature for the entire world, because these flies travel everywhere,” Hartop said. “L.A. has two of the largest container ports in the world, and it could be that one of the flies that you are looking at actually was previously described in China.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: L.A.’s Back-Yard Entomologists – The New Yorker …

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