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Koala - Phascolarctos cinereus

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) or, sometimes inaccurately called, koala bear, is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats. The koala is found in coastal areas of the mainland's eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.

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Rescue Spot with Nicole Patrick

Rescue Spot, a technology-driven platform founded by actress-turned-social-entrepreneur Nicole Patrick, is at the forefront of revolutionizing the pet adoption process. In an interview on The Rising Lioness podcast hosted by Erica Salvemini, Nicole discusses her journey from Hollywood to animal welfare. Nicole's non-profit, Chic Chien Chateau, focuses on relocating pets from impoverished areas to affluent ones, saving dogs with life-threatening illnesses. The interview delves into Rescue Spot's development and its impact on streamlining adoption for both adopters and rescue organizations.

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Delve into a treasure trove of information about elephants on the Elephant Portal. From their behavior to their intricate social structures, this portal offers a comprehensive insight into the world of elephants. Discover the latest updates on elephant conservation efforts worldwide, shedding light on initiatives aimed at protecting these magnificent creatures.

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Protecting and connecting landscapes stabilizes populations of the Endangered savannah elephant (research)
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Protecting and connecting landscapes stabilizes populations of the Endangered savannah elephant is a research article published in Science Advances in January 2024. The article discusses the importance of protecting and connecting landscapes for the conservation of the Endangered savannah elephant.

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