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Marsupial Presumed to Be Extinct for Over 100 Years Recently Found in Parts of Australia

Researchers hope it would find a mate so it can reproduce.

The crest-tailed mulgara, a tiny marsupial thought to be extinct for more than 100 years in the Australian state of New South Wales, was recently found. Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), who were working on a project called Wild Deserts to restore and promote desert ecosystems, made the discovery at the Sturt National Park near Tibooburra.

The discovery is a welcome development as researchers are looking to reintroduce mammal species into the Sturt National Park. Such creatures have not been seen in the area for 90 years.

The tiny marsupial, a pocket-sized predator, is a carnivore that feeds on invertebrates, lizards, and small mammals.

The crest-tailed mulgara is usually found in central Australia. They are widespread in the southern Simpson Desert and are a Guinea pig-size relative of the Tasmanian devil.

The found creature, which was an immature female, was measured and released back into the desert. The researchers hope it would find a mate and reproduce.

Introduced species in the Sturt National Park, like rabbits, cats, and foxes, will be eradicated in two 20 square-kilometre fenced exclosures.

This will make way for extinct mammals, like the greater bilby, burrowing bettong, Western quoll, and Western barred bandicoot. Wild Deserts project coordinator Reece Pedler said in a statement:

“Next year we are due to begin introduced predator and rabbit eradication for a large area, which will no doubt help the mulgara.”

Rebecca West, a UNSW ecologist, also said in a press release:

“The crest-tailed mulgara was once widely distributed across sandy desert environments in inland Australia, but declined due to the effects of rabbits, cats and foxes.

“The species weighs around 150 grams (5.29 oz) and has pale blonde fur and a thick tail with a distinctive black crest.”

National Geographic reports that the research team plans to keep an eye out for mulgara tracks and feces, as they now know the animal is back in the region.

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Whale Found Dead In Thailand Had Over 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach

The poor whale starved to death.

A pilot whale died in Southern Thailand and scientists have found the alarming cause of the death. Apparently, the whale had 80 plastic bags in its stomach, which caused the animal to starve to death.

A week ago, the pilot whale was found clinging to life up a canal in Songkhla province, near the Malaysian border. Conservation officials tried to save the whale's life for days. They used buoys to keep it afloat and umbrellas to provide a shield from the sun.

After five days of endless effort, the whale vomited pieces of plastic.

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