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A humpback whale checks out Shetland naturalist Richard Shucksmith.
Two Shetland naturalists never expected this extraordinary discovery in November 2016. Amy-Jane Beer reports.
Oryx released into Sahara
After nearly a 20-year absence, an iconic ruminant is reintroduced to its desert home. 
Bison have been reintroduced to Banff National Park, Canada
Keystone species is reintroduced to Canada’s Banff National Park. 
Adriatic Marbled Bush-cricket
More than a quarter of Europe’s insects of the Orthoptera order are at risk of extinction. 
Throughout 2016 our Local Patch Reporters have been writing about wildlife found in their neighbourhoods.   
Fish-scale geckos lose not just their scales but also the skin underneath
A newly discovered Madagascan lizard uses a strange tactic to escape predators. 
Starling stuck in the manhole cover
A songbird flew in the wrong direction underground and got trapped. 
Hedgehog sightings are declining
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine releases findings from its latest wildlife survey. 
Vaquita
Up to 10 vaquitas (rare porpoises) could be captured by conservationists with the help of dolphins. 
Kestrel on CCTV
A CCTV mast on the M5 in Gloucestershire has captured footage of a kestrel being attacked by a magpie and then a raven. 
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