The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week
Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of August 17, 2020:
Over 2,000 snapping turtle and painted turtle eggs collected from gravel roadsides have begun to hatch at an Ontario turtle nursery.
Eight Kenyan women — wildlife rangers known as Team Lioness — patrol against poaching in a national park near Mount Kilimanjaro, while challenging traditional gender roles.
A high-stakes showdown between two male grizzly bears, The Boss and Split Lip, was captured by a photographer.
Shrew view renewed
The Somali sengi, also known as the elephant shrew, has been observed in the wild for the first time in five decades.
In an Argentinian national park, conservationists have introduced a captive female jaguar in the hopes of inviting a nearby wild male jaguar to mate.