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Once upon a time, Britain had woodlands where bears and wolves roamed free. Now Bristol is looking to bring this pairing back.
In honour of National Pet Day 2019, we thought we would share with you three stories about our very own best friends.
The summer of 2018, known by many as the hottest UK summer they have experienced, was also a highlight for some of our rare national butterflies. The Large Blue and the Black Hairstreak, in particular, had a splendid season and saw their numbers boost to become their best since monitoring began.
This year has already proven to be successful with regards to impressive scientific discoveries. Only in March were we discussing a new treasure chest of fossils which were unearthed in China and how these led to the discovery of new species. Now, a phenomenon has been unearthed in Peru which sheds new light on how Earth’s ancestors made the transition from land to sea.
Our planet is losing many of its beautiful creatures. Some you may recognise - lions, tigers, painted dogs. However there are many other species which are experiencing declines in their population. We recently told you about the most trafficked animal on the planet - the pangolin - but there is another animal close to our hearts which sadly faces extinction.