A report by Sarah Gibbens for National Geographic. Without intervention, the gray slug that carries a bright shell could disappear from some regions. WHEN YOU’RE A conch, mating is better in a group. In fact, it’s the only way it works. These slow-moving Caribbean sea slugs carry heavy pink and orange shells, which make chasing down mates […]

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A sloth bear in in the Amazon rainforest, near Iquitos, Peru. Sloths are medium-sized mammals belonging to the familiesMegalonychidae (two-toed sloths) and Bradypodidae (three-toed sloths), classified into six species.

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A report from Loop Jamaica. Scientists are concerned that a mosquito-borne disease transmitted from animals to humans could spread throughout the Caribbean after it was found to be present in Haiti. A release said Madariaga virus (MADV), or South American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), has, until now, been found primarily in animals of South and […]

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