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Baltimore1937
11-05-2015, 04:16 PM
Saiga Antelope in trouble:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151104-saiga-antelope-animals-science-world-noses/

Baltimore1937
11-06-2015, 02:33 AM
Brazilian Tapir:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tapir-coolest-animal_563bb506e4b0411d30701f2f

Baltimore1937
11-16-2015, 04:01 PM
The poor Sumatran Rhino:

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/11/12/poachers-are-hunting-down-world-s-last-100-sumatran-rhinos?cmpid=tp-ptnr-huffpost&utm_source=huffpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=tp-traffic

Baltimore1937
11-19-2015, 08:24 PM
The Yellowstone Park bison problem:

http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/b2f0ca3a594644ee9e50a8ec4ce2d6de/Article_2015-11-18-US-Yellowstone-Bison-Slaughter/id-4a1f5a41278a44c3802d5229fc229a3a

Baltimore1937
11-21-2015, 12:12 PM
Pig intelligence:

http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/features/122899/signs-of-intelligent-life

Baltimore1937
12-10-2015, 01:14 AM
'tis the (Reindeer) season...

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151209-why-reindeer-noses-are-more-amazing-than-you-think

Baltimore1937
12-15-2015, 01:02 AM
Some people don't like Mustangs:

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/12/wild_feral_horses_are_bad_for_the_environment_in_t he_west.html

Baltimore1937
12-25-2015, 06:20 AM
Spanis Ibex in trouble:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34956068

Baltimore1937
12-29-2015, 02:00 AM
Siberian (Yakutian) horse:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151228-the-horse-that-can-endure-siberian-winters

Baltimore1937
04-05-2016, 07:00 AM
They're trying to bring back the Aurochs:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/scientists-seek-to-resurrect-the-auroch-the-extinct-beast-that-inspired-cave-paintings/2016/04/04/e1e3c38a-c5e9-11e5-a4aa-f25866ba0dc6_story.html

Baltimore1937
04-06-2016, 12:19 AM
How Red Deer arrived at offshore Islands north of Scotland:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/stone-age-humans-brought-deer-scotland-sea-study-233224392.html

Amerijoe
04-06-2016, 12:39 PM
Full article is listed below.

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1828/20160095

Baltimore1937
04-15-2016, 08:18 AM
Moose range expansion in Alaska:

https://www.inverse.com/article/14208-why-more-moose-climate-change-lets-megafauna-retake-alaska-and-absolves-hunters

Baltimore1937
05-08-2016, 09:42 PM
Yet another extinction (Addax):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/addax-only-3-left_us_572f66c9e4b016f378962497

Baltimore1937
09-09-2016, 02:13 PM
Lo and behold, there are really four separate full species of Giraffe!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/giraffes-four-species_us_57d27abce4b06a74c9f41125?section=&

Saetro
09-11-2016, 01:56 AM
Lo and behold, there are really four separate full species of Giraffe!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/giraffes-four-species_us_57d27abce4b06a74c9f41125?section=&

Some of the articles are a little tangled up on the topic of whether different species can mate fruitfully.
Overall, I have seen statements in some popular articles that say that the different species are in trouble because, as separate species they cannot hybridise to produce fertile offspring.
While the original article says they have not interbred in the wild, it also states, in the Discussion, that they "can interbreed in captivity" Ref 20.
Some popular articles have not properly read the paper.

miiser
09-11-2016, 07:12 AM
Some of the articles are a little tangled up on the topic of whether different species can mate fruitfully.
Overall, I have seen statements in some popular articles that say that the different species are in trouble because, as separate species they cannot hybridise to produce fertile offspring.
While the original article says they have not interbred in the wild, it also states, in the Discussion, that they "can interbreed in captivity" Ref 20.
Some popular articles have not properly read the paper.

Wouldn't that make them subspecies rather than species? I thought one of the standard accepted definitions of a species division was the inability to create a fertile hybrid offspring between separated species. When the groups are able to breed together successfully, they are considered subspecies rather than species. Or is breeding compatibility no longer considered the definition of a species?

Baltimore1937
09-30-2016, 05:45 PM
Bactrian Deer and other wild mammals in Afghanistan today:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bactrian-deer-afghanistan_us_57ea396de4b0c2407cd953fb?section=&