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First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

… typically weighing about 1 pound. The nocturnal creature lives in trees and, unlike other primates, it can’t leap. Its diet includes tree gum, insects, and fruit. The scientists studied the animal’s body temperature in the fall, winter and spring in Vietnam. They found that the creature engaged in episodes of hibernation between December and February that lasted up to 63 hours each. The researchers suspect both an internal clock mechanism that kicks in during seasons of food scarcity …

Cute new arrivals proving a hit at wildlife park – Press and Journal

… while a second bison calf was born on May 19. The calves were born to mothers Glen Doll and Glen Clova, whilst the wild horse foal was born to Val. Both species had become extinct and have become the subject of successful reintroduction programmes back into the wild. Douglas Richardson, head of animal collections at the park, said: “Because of our specialisation in cold weather adapted animals, the vast majority of births within the park occur in spring and early summer. “The seasonal …

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 …

Butterfly on the brink of extinction is fighting back at last | Customs Today Newspaper

… butterflies. In the UK there are 58 main types of butterfly. Additional information from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology suggests that British butterflies have seen their highest numbers in ten years. The key factor was the unusual weather pattern seen in 2014, where northern Europe experienced an atypical warm and wet spring. via Butterfly on the brink of extinction is fighting back at last | Customs Today Newspaper. …

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