12 July, 2020
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Assam Keelback Rediscovered
The Assam keelback (Herpetoreas pealii), a snake endemic to Assam, has been found 129 years after it was last spotted by British tea planter Samuel Edward Peal in 1891.
Poba Reserve Forest:
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