Reptiles Amphibians

Veronica and Joshua collect and care for abandoned reptiles in and around Sens.

“It’s time to review them. It’s not too late,” warns Veronica Villar. Considered “dangerous” and especially “trafficked around the world”, reptiles are not among the most loved animals. Some species are even threatened with extinction. A reality that Veronica Villar and her companion Joshua Bossert do not like.So in 2014, the couple decided to take …

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Roe deer, lizards… What remains of the fauna in the devastated forests?

What remains of the animal world in the disaster-affected forests of the Gironde? In July and August, monstrous fires raged, destroying almost 30,000 hectares of forested areas in the south of the Gironde and in the Arcachon basin. A few weeks after these fires went out, and although there was another major fire on the …

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Live among the dead? Three new snake species discovered in Ecuador, including one in a graveyard

Our grave, their cradle? Among the snakes Atractus is the most diverse, with at least 146 species in South America between Panama and Argentina. However, it is also one of the least known, and for good reason: its representatives, known as “cavemen”, tend to live underground or sheltered from deep crevices, in the heart of …

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Fossil fish heart sheds light on vertebrate evolution – rts.ch

The oldest known heart has just been discovered in a 380-million-year-old fish fossil discovered in Australia. The big surprise is that although this organ comes from a very distant ancestor, it is not that different from a human. In Australia, scientists have discovered a perfectly preserved three-dimensional fossilized heart and other internal organs of ancient …

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5 destinations to travel to Spain with kids

When it comes to a vacation or family weekend getaway, it’s important that the destination offers activities where kids can enjoy the trip just as much as adults. The “Association of the most beautiful villages in Spain” offers five places that will delight young and old. Albarracin (Aragon-Teruel) Albarracín is the perfect choice if you …

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