After 140 years, red squirrels are fighting back

Telegraph: Indigenous red squirrels were almost wiped out after greys were introduced from North America in the 19th century. The native species survived in only a few pockets in the north of England, the Isle of Wight and Scotland. The numbers were getting dangerously low because of a pox virus carried by the greys, similar to myxomatosis, along with the greys’ superior adaptability. However, a three-month study in 300 woodlands in the north of England has shown the number of red squirrels has risen by......

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