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The 19-year-old Philippine Eagle is named Mindanao.
Before flight became a human conquest, it was birds who ruled the skies. Even airplanes' aerodynamics were based on eagle's bodies. Cebu Pacific acknowledges this, that's why it has adopted a Philippine eagle to become its new ambassador. In celebration of Philippine Eagle Week, ...
'Hero Rat' Magawa cleared 2.4 million square feet of land.
Magawa is Cambodia’s most decorated rat. The African giant pouched rat has spent the last five years sniffing out land mines across the Southeast Asian nation. In September 2020, Magawa was awarded a prestigious gold medal for bravery from the British charity ...
The mighty blue whales have returned after 200 years.
The first confirmed sighting of blue whales in the Philippines was in 1758, and such occurrences had been scarce ever since. Blue whales were last sighted in the waters of the Philippines in the 19th century. The blue whale is the largest creature that ...
Pygmy hogs are only 10 inches tall.
The pygmy hog is the world’s smallest pig. They stand at 10 inches tall and weigh 15 to 20 pounds. They inhabit the Terai grasslands in North India and cannot survive in any other habitat. A century of land conversion was the main ...
It was rediscovered on a volcano island.
The Galapagos giant tortoise supposedly went extinct a century ago. But conservationists were pleasantly surprised when Ecuador confirmed that a giant tortoise discovered in 2019 in the Galápagos Islands was Chelonoidis phantasticus, the very same species declared extinct a hundred years ago. The ...
Doggo looked like he enjoyed it.
A 70-pound black labrador was taken for the ride of his life when a tiny tornado, aka a dust devil, picked up the doggo and twirled him in the air like a fluffy McFlurry. The wild moment was captured on a neighbor's CCTV. The ...
Platymantis navjoti looks like a famous Muppet.
An international team of researchers has discovered a new species of frog in the Philippines that looks like Kermit the Frog from the Muppet Show. Researchers Arvin Cantor Diesmos (National Museum of the Philippines), Neil Aldrin D. Mallari (Center for for Conservation Innovation, ...
Singapore has a healthy relationship with its wildlife.
A romp of otters has upset residents of a posh compound in Singapore’s Alexandra Road district when the boisterous critters entered the condominium’s premises and ate nearly all the pet fish in the man-made canal. The fish that survived the onslaught were left ...
When you’re being hunted, hypnotize the hunter.
Reindeer are awesome. For starters, they have evolved to respect gender equality (they are the only deer species whose females also grow antlers), they walk a distance of 9,800 kilometers every year (that’s like walking from Batanes to Sulu 10 times in ...
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