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Colombia: San Fe zoo celebrates return of spider monkey.

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A zoo in Colombia is celebrating the birth of a baby spider monkey, a rare species in danger of extinction.

The monkey was born on Sunday at the San Fe zoological park in Colombia’s second city, Medellin, but so far staff know little about it, Carolina Diaz, the flora and fauna coordinator, said.



“We still don’t know if it’s female or male because we try to leave the baby with its mother in the most natural way possible,” said Diaz.

“Right now, the baby is completely dependent on its mother.”

The black-haired monkey weighs around one kilogram (2.2 pounds) and is about 20-centimeters (eight inches) tall. It is the third such birth in the zoo since 2012.

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The San Fe zoo now has 20 spider monkeys, although Diaz expects that number to rise as one male and several females amongst them are fertile.

“The coming year we’ll probably have more births,” she added.

Spider monkeys, whose natural habitat is tropical rainforests, are among the 25 most endangered primates in the world.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the species is in critical danger of extinction.

Diaz blames that on the destruction of their habitat for livestock and agriculture as well as hunting and illegal trafficking.

In Colombia, the monkeys live on the banks of the Magdalena river, the largest in the country.

It’s been a time of many celebrations in the San Fe zoo over the last few days, with the births of a squirrel monkey, three grey crowned cranes and two pygmy marmosets.

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29 DEAD, 199 people still missing in California wildfire outbreak

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three massive wildfires are burning across the state of California and hundreds of people have evacuated. 29 people are dead says the officials.



The fire have been described the most deadest in the states’s history. the fire are being blamed on a combination of climax change and weather conditions

fire officials said, it has burned more than 111,000 acres (45,000 hectares) and is nearly 25% contained,

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Governor Brown have reacted, saying it not a new normal, this is the new abnormal

the fire have claim properties and homes of celebrities in the region, among those to lose there homes are Neil young, Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus, Woolsey blaze and Robin Thicke.

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Musician Neil Young made the same link, writing on his website: “I have lost my home before to a California wildfire, now another.” However, praised the bravery of the firefighters and volunteers for risking their lives to stop the fire from burning down their homes.

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the massacre have left some bodies missing and unidentified with some of the bodies recovered burned beyond recognition.

”In some cases, the only remains we are able to recover are bones or bone fragments,” Honea, the Butte County sheriff and coroner, told reporters. “I know that members of the community who are missing loved ones are anxious, and I know that the news of us recovering bodies has to be disconcerting.”

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1,000-metre Spiders- wed cloak Greek lake.

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Lake Vistonida in northern Greece has become an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare after it was cloaked recently by massive webs spun by hundreds of thousands of small spiders.



Biologists say the recent phenomenon, though rare, is not unheard of and is caused by unseasonally warm weather prompting an increase in the local population of mosquitoes and gnats.


“It’s caused by an overpopulation of spiders…there is an abundance of food available,” local environmental park biologist Euterpe Patetsini told Newsmen.

Draped over roadside bushes, fences and small trees, the webs have a combined length of about 1,000 metres.

“Weather conditions are ideal for them to multiply,” she said.

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The spiders are from the genus Tetragnatha, known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. They are known to build webs near watery habitats, with some species even said to be able to walk on water.

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A similar case was noted in the western Greek coastal town of Aetoliko last month.

The webs are expected to recede as temperatures drop and heavier rainfall sets in.

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