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 June 15, 2020.
A 100-year-old Galapagos tortoise bows out of 50 years of service after fathering 800 offspring for the conservation of his species.
Pining for a natural predator
Pine marten, a native species that researchers hoped would act as biological control for invasive grey squirrels in UK, were found to avoid urban areas.
Wild in the city
People have been submitting photos of wildlife spotted in Calgary, including a bobcat on the roof of a house.
New stars of the show
Two new black-and-white marble foxes made their debut at a wildlife park in Kamloops, BC.
Ancient fish that gave us fingers
A 380-million-year-old fish fossil gives researchers new perspective on how the hands of four-limbed creatures evolved.