Friday, June 28, 2013

Wait, little porcupine, don't go extinct!

Scientists have just identified a "new" species of tree-dwelling porcupine in Brazil, but its habitat is disappearing in the blink of an eye, and the coandu-mirim porcupine may soon disappear too. Learn more here. Photo by Antonio Rossano Mendes Pontes. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Could captive chimps survive in the wild?

Captive chimp release is controversial because many scientists worry that releasing chimps into the wild could pose a variety of serious risks to the released individuals and wild populations as well.