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Giant Tortoises and Baobab Trees: Imperfect Apart

Giant Tortoises and Baobab Trees: Imperfect Apart

Remove a species from an ecosystem and other species tend to suffer. Take the giant Madagascar tortoise, for example. The two species of giant tortoises on Madagascar went extinct centuries ago, but their loss is still being felt today.

August 13, 2013 — John R. Platt
Fresh Start for an Extinct Cat?

Fresh Start for an Extinct Cat?

Credit: An 1862 painting of a Formosan clouded leopard by Joseph Wolf, image in the public domain Source: from Could Extinct Clouded Leopards Be Reintroduced in Taiwan?

December 26, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Giant Tusked Insect Saved from Extinction

The Mercury Islands tusked weta (Motuweta isolate) isn’t exactly a thing of beauty. These massive New Zealand insects can reach more than seven centimeters in length, including the impressive tusks in front of their jaws that they use to push their prey around.

April 22, 2014 — John R. Platt