The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Snapping turtle (Photo by David Bell, CC-BY-NC)

Snapping turtle (Photo by David Bell, CC-BY-NC)

August 21, 2020 | by Ian Gibb

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:

Great egg-spectations

Over 2,000 snapping turtle and painted turtle eggs collected from gravel roadsides have begun to hatch at an Ontario turtle nursery.

Read about the unique nursery here >

Team Lioness

Eight Kenyan women — wildlife rangers known as Team Lioness — patrol against poaching in a national park near Mount Kilimanjaro, while challenging traditional gender roles. 

Learn more about their story here >

Grizzly business

A high-stakes showdown between two male grizzly bears, The Boss and Split Lip, was captured by a photographer.

See the two heavyweights here >

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. 

Catch up with the critter here >

Jaguar matchmaker

In an Argentinian national park, conservationists have introduced a captive female jaguar in the hopes of inviting a nearby wild male jaguar to mate.

Get the gossip on the courtship here >

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Ian Gibb is the communications assistant at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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