Montserrat Island

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Birth of These 200 Spiders Is a Really Big Deal

Montserrat tarantulas bred in captivity for first time

(Newser) - Hundreds of tarantulas emerging from the ground might seem like the stuff of nightmares, but to scientists at the UK's Chester Zoo, it's a dream come true. About 200 baby Montserrat tarantulas recently hatched at the zoo, marking the first time the rare spiders have been bred in... More »

Endangered Frogs Flee Fungus by Airplane

(Newser) - Scientists are airlifting dozens of mountain chicken frogs off their Montserrat island home to save them from the deadly fungus overtaking their habitat, the AP reports. The 2-pound frogs are endangered, in part because locals once ate them as a delicacy. The frog is said to taste like—what else?—... More »

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