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Biologist manipulating a young American Red Squirrels Yukon  ; 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

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

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Science / Scientific research / Discipline / Mammology

America / North America / Canada / Yukon Territory

Area / Forest / Boreal forest

Species / Diet pattern / Phytophage / Granivorous animal

Environment / Biodiversity management / Species management / Population management / Animal tagging

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Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Hand

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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