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We're Down To 5 Northern White Rhinos: Is It Too Late For Babies?

With the death of a northern white rhino in San Diego's zoo this week, researchers are working to see whether they can save the species. They'd better hurry — only five remain.
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Stray Cat In Russia Feasts On Fish

An orange tabby became something of a celebrity after sneaking into a seafood shop at Vladivostok airport. The cat polished off the entire seafood counter, and then dashed off.
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New York Bans The Tattooing And Piercing Of Pets

A Brooklyn artist spread a photo of a tattooed dog on Instagram. Governor Andrew Cuomo says that is just animal abuse. The law goes into effect in 120 days.
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Rare Northern White Rhino Dies At San Diego Zoo

Now, only five remain in the world. Angalifu was thought to be 44 years old. He died of old age.
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More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.
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Mega-Irruption Of Snowy Owls Will Continue, Just Not In D.C. This Year

A once-in-a-century irruption of snowy owls last year prompted sightings of the birds across the D.C. region, including one famously at The Washington Post building. Scientists don't expect a repeat this year.

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How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.
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Electric Eels Jolt Their Prey By Remote Control

The electric eel creates its own electricity, sure. But Vanderbilt University professor Ken Catania tells NPR's Scott Simon that what's shocking is how the eel uses it to remotely control prey.
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Chicago's Orphaned Otter 'Pup 681' Gets A Real Name

The southern sea pup now known as Luna was found on a beach in California in October. She was transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.
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Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

Geneticists have revised the evolutionary tree of birds, revealing some unlikely relationships.

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