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14 new shrews!

Shrews are some of the smallest mammals on Earth. None of them are bigger than a mouse, and although they resemble mice, they are not rodents. Shrews are insectivores. They spend their lives hunting down insects in underbrush or burrowing for them through the soil.   Shrews stay…

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Monkeys eat endangered thrush eggs

Príncipe is an island approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) off the coast of Central Africa. Along with its neighboring island, São Tomé, it has several endemic species, or species found nowhere else on Earth.  One of these endemic species is the Príncipe thrush. Until 2010, the…

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What is an endemic species?

Endemic species: An endemic species is a species that occurs in only one geographic location, such as a forest, state, country, or island. Watch this video about several endemic animals to learn more! Examples of endemic species featured in the video: Blue-billed curassow, found only…

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