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2009-11-02 15:32:51

Ever since the Falklands wolf was described by Darwin himself, the origin of this now-extinct canid found only on the Falkland Islands far off the east coast of Argentina has remained a mystery.

2008-09-06 00:00:20

SCOTTISH budget airline Flyglobespan have landed a military contract to fly to the Falkland Islands twice a week. The service will carry a mixture of civilian passengers and Army troops in and out of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The Ministry of Defence agreed the two-year deal.

2005-09-29 07:05:00

By Mary Milliken PORT HOWARD, Falkland Islands (Reuters) - First-time passengers think it must be a mistake as the 10-seater plane banks toward an undulating grass field maintained by munching sheep and littered by goose droppings.


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2007-01-22 13:28:17

The Falkland Island Fox (Dusicyon australis, formerly named Canis antarcticus), also known as the Warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Island Wolf or Antarctic Wolf, was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands. This native canid became extinct in 1876 (on West Falkland island), the only known canid to have gone extinct in historical times. The fur of the Falkland Island Fox had a tawny color. The tip of the tail was white. The diet is unknown. Due to the absence of native...

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