“La Mamá”, 24-year-old female giraffe, dies at Merida’s Animaya Zoo

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On Friday January 13, Merida’s Municipal Public Services Director, Luis Jorge Montalvo Duarte, officially announced the death of “La Mamá” a female 24 year-old giraffe and resident of the Animaya Zoo. An obstruction in the intestine caused a failure in its lungs and its heart stopped beating. The obstruction was detected four More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Rare bat important to the production of tequila makes a comeback

According to Vallarta Daily newswebsite, wildlife officials announced it might be time for a toast now that a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila is making a comeback. On More...

Photo of jaguars was made by trap cameras. (PHOTO: noticieros.televisa.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Jaguars captured on camera in Campeche nature reserve

Trap cameras have verified the presence of three felines in the natural protected area Los Petenes that extends along the north coast of the state of Campeche. César Romero, director of the Los Petenes Biosphere More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Isla Guadalupe, home to the Great White Shark

Isla Guadalupe in Mexico’s Baja California state has become the internationally recognized destination for divers seeking unprecedented encounters with Great White sharks /(Carcharodon carcharias). The More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Isla Contoy, the sea-bird sanctuary of the Mexican Caribbean

Isla Contoy in the State of Quintana Roo is located at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 30 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres. The island is only 8.5-Km in length and has a More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PEEL ME A GRAPE…: GREAT KISKADEE

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired”, zoologist, wildlife photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 55 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Revillagigedo Islands: “The Mexican Galapagos”

The Archipelago of Revillagigedo was inscribed on the World Natural Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), “because it contains exceptional values in More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Quintana Roo holds the largest jaguar population nationwide

The State of Quintana Roo has the largest number of jaguars at the national level with 800 specimens. According to official data, there are 4,000 jaguars left in all of Mexico, and 1,800 of them are located in More...

The name for this sea turtle (olive ridley) is tied to the color of its shell—an olive green hue. (Photo: worldwildlife.org)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Authorities protect sea turtles in Oaxaca

Environmental authorities have protected more than 1.2 million marine turtles that came last year to spawn on the beaches of Oaxaca, Notimex reported. The safeguarding of the chelonians is the result of coordinated More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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Mexico Tourism Board supports continued protection of the country’s biodiversity

The thirteenth annual Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 13, was held in Cancun, Mexico December 2nd to the 17th. The objectives of the meeting, which took place in Mexico, More...