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Newly described salamander in museum is the world’s largest amphibian. ✦ Chinese giant salamanders, already known to hold the record for the biggest amphibians as a group, were previously considered to be a single species, but scientists have discovered that there are actually three species. ✦ Read the full story on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) ✦ ✦ ✦ 📷Ben Tapley/ZSL #news #amphibians #salamander #giantsalamander #china #asia #museums #research #science #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day / #captionthis: Two mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in Uganda, by @vanessatuckerphotography 🦍 If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) 🦍 🦍 🦍 #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #gorillas #mountaingorillas #mammals #bwindi #uganda #babyanimals #captioncompetition #captioncontest #bbcwildlifemagazine

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LAST CHANCE Our giveaway to win a signed copy @tiffany.francis' new book Dark Skies and an 'Aurora Borealis' print closes on Sunday! 🌓 Three runners-up will also win a signed copy of Dark Skies. 🌓 Go to Story Highlights for the link, or go to the 'Win' section of our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) 🌓 🌓 🌓 #wildlife #giveaway #win #books #bookstagram #night #auroraborealis #northernlights #mindfulness #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day: A male Balkan copper butterfly, in Bulgaria, by @forgottenlittlecreatures 🦋 If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) 🦋 🦋 🦋 #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #butterflies #bulgaria #insects #lepidoptera #bbcwildlifemagazine

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In this new series for BBC One Wales, Iolo Williams uncovers the diverse array of wildlife living alongside us in our towns and cities. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 The first episode airs tomorrow (Friday 20 September) at 7.30pm on BBC One Wales. The series runs for four weeks. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Find out more on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 📷BBC Wales #wildlife #tv #bbc #bbcone #bbcwales #iolowilliams #cardiff #swansea #aberystwyth #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day: A Daubenton's bat flying over water, by @paul_colley 🦇 If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) 🦇 🦇 🦇 #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #bats #mammals #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Top shark and ray traders identified. 🦈 The wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC reveals that 80% of sharks and rays caught globally can be attributed to just 20 traders – making up 600,000 metric tonnes per year. 🦈 “Urgent measures are required to combat the over-exploitation and lack of accurate catch and trade information of sharks and rays. As key predators, the continued wellbeing of these populations is essential to the overall health of our oceans." 🦈 Read the full story on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) 🦈 🦈 🦈 #wildlife #news #science #research #conservation #sharks #rays #marinewildlife #endangeredwildlife #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day: Hyena mother with a youngster, in Kruger National Park, in South Africa, by @victoria.hopkinson.photography ✦ If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) ✦ ✦ ✦ #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #mammals #hyenas #kruger #southafrica #bbcwildlifemagazine

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The winning images from this year's @bwpawards have been revealed! 📷 The overall winner (and also winner of the urban category) is this grey heron in London by Daniel Trim. 📷 View the full gallery of winning images on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) And keep an eye on our website and social media in the near future for your chance to win a copy of the BWPA book! 📷 📷 📷 #wildlife #news #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographycompetition #photographycompetition #bwpa #bwpawards #britishwildlifephotographyawards #britishwildlife #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day: A southern yellow-billed hornbill, in Botswana, by @timgrenard_photo. ✦ If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) ✦ ✦ ✦ #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #birds #hornbill #botswana #bbcwildlifemagazine

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*NEW GIVEAWAY ALERT* We've teamed up with @chelseagreenbooks to offer you the chance to win a signed copy of Dancing With Bees by @brigitstrawbridge1, plus some bee-friendly goodies - worth a total of £45! 🐝 Go to the highlighted story on our profile, or to the 'Win' section of our website (discoverwildlife.com) to find out more and enter! 🐝 🐝 🐝 #wildlife #bees #solitarybees #bumblebees #honeybees #hymenoptera #insects #pollinators #win #giveaway #prize #book #bookstagram #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day: Asian elephants, in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, by @the.keen.earthling ✦ If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #elephant #asianelephant #yalanationalpark #srilanka #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Autumn is a wonderful time to get out into the countryside, and to forage! 🍷 Writer and artist @silverpebble2 shares her recipe for an autumnal wild berry cocktail, perfect for sipping whilst under a blanket on a chilly evening. 🍷 This cocktail recipe also includes another recipe for making blackberry syrup! 🍷 Find the full recipe (plus other foraging recipes) on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) 🍷 🍷 🍷 📷 Emma Mitchell #wildlife #autumn #foraging #berries #blackberries #blackberrysyrup #sloe #blackthorn #sloegin #damson #damsongin #haws #hawthorn #hawthorngin #rosehips #rosehipgin #wine #cocktail #drink #recipe #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day: A great grey owl, in Vastmanslands Lan, Sweden, by @isabella_chowra_photography ✦ If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #owl #bird #sweden #bbcwildlifemagazine

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The year of the painted lady 🦋 The results of this year's Big Butterfly Count are in, and there were a LOT of painted lady butterflies seen – almost half a million! 🦋 It was a mixed year for other species, and scientists are worried about the long-term decline of the small tortoiseshell butterfly. 🦋 Read the full story on our website: discoverwildlife.com 🦋 🦋 🦋 📷 Andrew Cooper/Butterfly Conservation #wildlife #news #conservation #science #research #citizenscience #butterflies #moths #lepidoptera #paintedlady #insects #bigbutterflycount #bbcwildlifemagazine

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Photo of the Day: Four cheetahs, in Samburu National Park, Kenya, by @wild_in_raw ✦ If you would like your photo to be considered for Photo of the Day, use the hashtag: #BBCWildlifePOTD Find out more in the Contact Us section on our website: discoverwildlife.com (link in bio) ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ #wildlife #wildlifephotography #potd #photooftheday #cheetah #mammal #africa #samburunationalreserve #kenya #bbcwildlifemagazine

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LAST CHANCE Our competition to win a luxury escape to The Woburn Hotel closes on Sunday so enter now for your chance to win! ✦ The prize includes a two-night stay in a cottage suite, including champagne on arrival and full English breakfast, dinner for two with a bottle of house wine each evening in the hotel’s two AA-rosette restaurant, two tickets to Woburn Safari Park and Bletchley Park. Plus, afternoon tea one day at The Woburn Hotel, a book on Woburn Abbey Gardens and two cuddly toys from the Safari Park! ✦ Head to the competition story on our bio, or go to the 'Win' section on our website: discoverwildlife.com ✦ ✦ ✦ #competition #win #holiday #thewoburnhotel #wobernsafaripark #bletchleypark #afternoontea #dinner #englishbreakfast #wine #champagne #bbcwildlifemagazine

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