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Pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards. ©Sen Nathan
Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.

Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia
Wildfire near Fort McMurray. ©Reuters
Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes

The 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town as a monster wildfire swept through the region.

Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes
Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com
Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes

The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes
Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo
Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano's edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in troubled Congo
Over 90,000 rare saiga antelopes dead in Kazakhstan in 10 days
Over 90,000 rare saiga antelopes dead in Kazakhstan in 10 days

The number of endangered rare saiga antelopes found dead in Kazakhstan over the past two weeks has reached 90,000.

Over 90,000 rare saiga antelopes dead in Kazakhstan in 10 days
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Revival of Przewalski's horses continues in Kazakhstan

Przewalski's horses will be brought from the Nuremberg Zoo to Kazakhstan in Spring 2016.

Revival of Przewalski's horses continues in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of bigpicture.ru
Saiga to be reintroduced into the market: Kazakhstan Minister

Kazakhstan Minister of Environment declared that saiga antelopes may be reintroduced into the market after the population is large enough.

Saiga to be reintroduced into the market: Kazakhstan Minister
Wildfires burn homes as California roasts
Wildfires burn homes as California roasts

Thousands of people fled raging wildfires in roasting southern California on Wednesday as flames destroyed homes and triggered evacuations at a nuclear power plant, a military base and an amusement park.

Wildfires burn homes as California roasts
New York declares war on swans
New York declares war on swans

In Britain, wild swans may be prized for their beauty and protected by the Queen, but the US state of New York has declared war on them, branding them a violent menace.

New York declares war on swans
A hummingbird, Washington, 2013. ©Reuters/Larry Downing
Power-hungry Washington's soft spot for wounded wildlife

Washington is synonymous with power, majestic buildings and ruthless ambition. But it also has a cuddly side, nurturing orphaned baby squirrels and lame turtles.

Power-hungry Washington's soft spot for wounded wildlife
Anson Wong (C). ©Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad
Malaysia's 'Lizard King' back in business: report

A notorious Malaysian wildlife trafficker dubbed the "Lizard King" for his smuggling of endangered reptiles is back in business despite a 2010 conviction for illegally trafficking endangered species, according to an investigative report by Al Jazeera.

Malaysia's 'Lizard King' back in business: report
Snow leopard. ©Reuters
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Germany to cooperate in snow leopards protection

The joint project of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Transborder Cooperation in the Biodiversity Conservation of Northern Tian Shan Mountains has been presented at the world forum for snow leopard conservation.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Germany to cooperate in snow leopards protection
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London, a playground for 10,000 urban foxes

To some they are a nuisance, even a danger. To others, London's 10,000 foxes are a delightful reminder that this concrete wilderness is teeming with wildlife.

London, a playground for 10,000 urban foxes
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US mulls endangered status for captive chimpanzees

The US Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced it is considering giving captive chimpanzees the same endangered status that currently protects chimps living in the wild.

US mulls endangered status for captive chimpanzees
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Cameras to track tiger numbers in Bangladesh census

Bangladesh is to launch a census of tigers next month living in the world's largest mangrove forest in a bid to determine the full extent of the threat to their survival.

Cameras to track tiger numbers in Bangladesh census
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Australian teen survives nine weeks in wild

An Australian teenager who went missing from his home in Sydney more than two months ago was discovered emaciated, exhausted and covered in leeches, but alive in bushland north of the city.

Australian teen survives nine weeks in wild
Fire in Ile-Alatau National Park. Photo courtesy of Voxpopuli.kz/Gregory Bedenko©
Mamytbekov doesn't link fire in Ile-Alatau national park with fallen trees

Kazakhstan Minister of Agriculture Assylzhan Mamytbekov does not link the fire in Ile-Alatau National Park with the fallen trees left after last year’s hurricane.

Mamytbekov doesn't link fire in Ile-Alatau national park with fallen trees
The Chips fire burns near Greenville, California August 20, 2012. ©REUTERS/Max Whittaker
California declares state of emergency amid fires

Authorities declared a state of emergency in northern California, ravaged by fires at a time when several other western US states are also fighting flames.

California declares state of emergency amid fires
Smog above Astana. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Astana covered with smoke from Russian wildfires

This is called an atmospheric mist. Our neighbors in Russia have huge wildfires: Expert.

Astana covered with smoke from Russian wildfires

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