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Biologist manipulating a young American Red Squirrel Yukon  ; Character: Ryan Raylor

Canadian biologists are studying the red squirrels in the Yukon since 1987. They recently discovered that they could adapt to global warming, not only by physical and adjustments in behavior, but also by genetic change.
This astonishing discovery is consistent with the theory of evolution which holds that living organisms adapt changes in their environment through natural selection. 

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Wild animal / Mammal / Rodent / Squirrel / American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus sp) / American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Environment / Biodiversity management / Species management / Species monitoring

Area / Forest / Conifer forest

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

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Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Beard

Science / Scientific research / Discipline / Mammology

Shot / Three quarter shot

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Area / Forest / Boreal forest

Accessory / Headdress / Cap

America / North America / Canada / Yukon Territory

Species / Diet pattern / Phytophage / Granivorous animal

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Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Young

Individual / Person / Man

Science / Scientific research / Scientist / Naturalist

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Mammalia / Rodentia / Sciuridae / Tamiasciurus

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