Endangered species

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    Video caption: Critically endangered monkey born in Colombian zoo

    A cotton-top tamarin monkey has made its first public appearance at Cali Zoo in Colombia.

  2. Uganda detains 'smuggler' of 122 rare parrots

    Patricia Oyella

    BBC News, Kampala

    African grey parrots
    Image caption: African grey parrots, pictured in this file photo, fetch high prices

    The Ugandan authorities say they have detained a Congolese national found transporting 122 African grey parrots in the western district of Kisoro.

    The suspect was arrested with the birds crammed into two cages during a joint operation by the police, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the army.

    UWA spokesman Bashir Hangi said they acted following a tip-off that parrots were being smuggled from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Uganda.

    Three parrots had died when the man was arrested in Kibaya village near the border town of Bunagana.

    The suspect is now being held at the Central Police Station in Uganda's capital, Kampala.

    The parrots have been taken to the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre.

    African grey parrots, native to rainforests in central Africa, are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

    Loss of habitat and large nesting trees have had a significant impact on their numbers.

    They are one of the most heavily traded wild birds because of their ability to mimic human speech.

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    Video caption: Spanish police seize huge haul of illegal stuffed animals

    The Guardia Civil found more than 1,000 specimens including extinct and endangered species.

  4. Why has Australia listed koalas as 'endangered'

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    Video caption: After a dramatic decline in numbers, Australia's koala has been listed as "endangered"

    After a dramatic decline in numbers, Australia's koala has been listed as "endangered".

  5. Human Worlds

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    Video caption: Two out of five plants are threatened, but people are finding many new ways to help them.

    Two out of five wild plants are threatened with extinction. Today people are finding remarkable ways to help them, and so make our world a little greener and a little wilder.

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    Video caption: Engineers are building a tiny railway crossing for wild hazel dormice in Lancashire
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    Video caption: Snow leopards to thank for Northumberland Zoo's best year

    Karli and Nieva arrived at the zoo in December 2020 in the midst of Covid restrictions