How to save one of Britain's most endangered species?


It's not easy being a red-barbed ant in Britain these days. One of the most endangered species in the UK, the red-barbed ant's population has dwindled over the past ten years, to the point where just one all-female nest remains on the mainland.

The species lives in all-male and all-female nests, and the last male nest was raided and destroyed by a neighboring species last year.

Scientists with the London Zoo hope use populations from other areas to create 40 new nests per year to boost the species back into sustainability.

Full story: Mission begins to save hairy red ant from extinction

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