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Paignton Zoo a haven for British native species | Western Morning News

… “Chiffchaff nest on site and lesser spotted wood pecker used to nest but haven’t been seen for years. A keeper saw an osprey fly over late one afternoon several years ago. “We used to see wild turtle doves which were attracted to the turtle doves in our collection, but they’ve seen a real decline and we haven’t seen them on site for a while now.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Paignton Zoo a haven for British native …

Giant ‘Walking Bat’ Once Prowled Rainforest Floors

… the site of Lake Manuherikia, a vast prehistoric body of water once located on New Zealand’s South Island. The lake is a favorite digging ground for paleontologists, who have found fossilized frogs, lizards, birds, crocodiles and turtles there over the years. A subtropical rainforest surrounded the lake during the early Miocene Epoch, between 19 million and 16 million years ago, when the bat strode around the forest, the researchers said. [Flying Mammals: See Photos of Spooky Bats]. …

Skin tissue preserved on a 2 MILLION-year-old fossil could be oldest | Daily Mail Online

By Richard Gray for MailOnLine | May 8, 2015 Have scientists unearthed the world’s oldest human SKIN? Preserved tissue found on a 2 MILLION-year-old fossil, expert claims South African anthropologists believe they have found preserved skin that belonged to an early human species known as Australopithecus sediba It could be the oldest soft tissue ever found for an early human species Scientists say they also discovered food particles in the teeth of the fossils The fossils were discovered …

India home to 48 species of bumblebees – The Hindu

… ornamental and medicinal plants high in the Himalayas,” Mr. Saini told The Hindu over telephone from Punjab. Social insects Like the honeybees, bumblebees are social insects and live in colonies — the size of which depends on the species. “The founder of the colony is the queen that hibernates throughout winter. In spring, she finds a site for new nest. Having mated the previous autumn, she then lays her eggs which will result in the first batch of workers,” Mr. Saini said, explaining …