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We Followed A Snowy Owl From Maryland To Ontario

In the spring of 2015, a snowy owl named Baltimore was fitted with a backpack GPS transmitter. The data that transmitter collected over the past year shines a light on a mysterious species.
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Rhino-Horn Trade OK'd By South African Court, Lifting Domestic Ban

International trade of rhino horns is still banned, though illicit trade continues. South Africa has the world's largest rhino population; more than 1,000 were killed by poachers last year.
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What Does The Goat Man Say? Baa, Maa Or 'I'm Crazy'

Deep (and not-so-deep) thoughts from Thomas Thwaites, author of GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human.
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Chechen Strongman Takes To Instagram To Search For His Lost Cat

"We have begun to seriously worry," leader Ramzan Kadyrov tells his 1.8 million Instagram followers. He's known for ruling the Russian republic with an iron fist and stiffing dissent.
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Nile Crocodiles Found Near Miami, Researchers Confirm

Three crocodiles captured near Miami in 2009, 2011 and 2014 are indeed Nile crocodiles. They are bigger and far more aggressive than the American crocodiles that are native to the Florida Everglades.
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Zoo In Taipei Releases Proof-Of-Life Photo Of Panda Rumored To Be Dead

Chinese newspapers have reported that 11-year-old Tuan Tuan died of distemper. Not so, the Taipei Zoo says — releasing photos of the panda, complete with recent newspapers, as evidence.
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It Sounds Udderly Ridiculous, But Video Gamers In Tunisia Can Win A Cow

That's one way to get people — and especially farmers — to play. After all, a cow is worth $1,500 in Tunisia.
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Taipei Zoo Releases Proof-Of-Life Photo Of Panda Rumored To Be Dead

Chinese newspapers have reported that 11-year-old Tuan Tuan died of distemper. Not so, the Taipei Zoo says — releasing photos of the panda, complete with recent newspapers, as evidence.
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Experts Fear Climate Change Will Lead To More Tiger Attacks In The Sundarbans

Deep in the world's largest mangrove forest, which spans India's border with Bangladesh, rangers protect wild Bengal tigers. Rising seas may have rangers and tigers competing for a place to live.
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Cannes Hotel Unleashes Hawks To Control Thieving Seagulls

Movie stars flock to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Flocks of seagulls are known to snatch food off the plates of the stars. Hawks will now trace menacing circles over the hotel.

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