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GUANGZHOU, November 25, Xinhua -- Recent cases involving illegal trafficking and sales of endangered wild animals have heightened the grim challenges of China's battle to protect wildlife.

In early November in Jiangmen City, Guangdong, customs officers seized 2,674 frozen pangolin, taken from the wild in several southeast Asian countries and shipped to China. Officers involved were appalled by the scale and severity of their find.

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BEIJING, November 17, Xinhua -- A wild Chinese sturgeon, believed to be the biggest ever found in the past two decades, has arrived in Beijing for thorough treatment amid the country's move to better protect the critically endangered fish that has lived through the dinosaur age.

The Chinese sturgeon "Houfu", literally means "good fortune for ever after", arrived at the Beijing Aquarium on Monday after 22 hours of transport from Jingzhou city in central China's Hubei Province.

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WUHAN, November 12, Xinhua -- The population of golden snub-nosed monkeys in central China's Shennongjia National Nature Reserve is likely to increase substantially, according to primatologists working on a census of the rare animal.

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WUHAN, November 5, Xinhua -- Scientists have identified new species of insects and plants in central China's Shennongjia National Nature Reserve, the rumored hometown of a Bigfoot-like ape-man, according to a report released on Thursday.

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KUNMING, November 7, Xinhua -- The skull of a Chinese mastodonaround six million years old, has been discovered in southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to Chinese and U.S. archeologists.

The fossil found in Shuitangba, Zhaotong City, puts the history of the species back one million years, said Wang Shiqi,a vertebrate evolution expert with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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