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Pet Owner Revives Bearded Dragon

In Salem, Oregon, a woman discovered her lizard wasn't moving. She started chest compressions and blew air in its mouth, performing CPR on the lizard until it was revived.
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If A Monkey Takes A Photo, Who Owns The Copyright?

In 2011, a macaque took over wildlife photographer David Slater's camera — and took a striking image. Now Slater is clashing with Wikimedia over who owns it.
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Butterfly Shifts From Shabby To Chic With A Tweak Of The Scales

By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.
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Elephant Uses VW To Satisfy An Itch

A South African elephant rubbed itself against the roof of a VW Polo. A field guide tells the Daily Mirror that elephants often satisfy their itches against logs and small trees but none were nearby.
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Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast — but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.
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African Leaders: No One Country Can Stop Elephant Poaching

African leaders are looking for new ways to break up wildlife trafficking. They say they need to coordinate among themselves and get items like helicopters and night-vision goggles from the West.
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Virus Hunters: Ebola and Tracking Viral Threats

Kojo talks with global virus hunters about their work, the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how "medical diplomacy" is impacting health from the most remote village to the biggest metro area.

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Another Success For Chincoteague Pony Swim And Auction

The iconic Chincoteague Pony Swim took place last week — netting the local volunteer fire department nearly $149,000.

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Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.
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Gecko 'Astronauts' No Longer Lost In Space

A group of geckos "lost" in space was found last week — they were the subjects of a scientific experiment. They're the latest in a long line of animals that humans have sent beyond the atmosphere.

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