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Why Zika-Spreading Mosquitoes Love Feet And Ankles

How do these buggers manage to find and feast on even the smallest cracks of exposed skin? Well to start, they're really good at sniffing out our B.O.
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Queen Elizabeth's Dogs Get The Royal Treatment

Town & Country magazine is celebrating the Queen of England's 90th birthday with a behind-the-scenes look at her corgis. The dogs are served meals by butlers — one-by-one, in order of seniority.
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Invasive Lizards Threaten Florida's Natural Species In The Everglades

There's a new, invasive species threatening Florida wildlife in the Everglades. It's the Argentine black and white tegu, which can grow to more than five feet and has teeth.
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Florida Bay Relapse Threatens Ecosystem

From 1989 to 1994, the estuary between mainland South Florida and the Keys was in collapse. Sea grass died and algae bloomed. Now it's happening again.
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Honey, Who Shrank The Alligators?

For many, the alligator is the face of the Florida Everglades. But the reptiles are shrinking in size and population, a signal that the watershed might not be doing as well as it should.
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What Happened When The Lions Got Loose In Nairobi

As many as six lions escaped a national park just 4 miles from the downtown area of Kenya's capital city. But judging by social media, the mood in Nairobi was less fearful than giddy.
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WATCH: Incredible Tiny Snail Beats Its Watery Wings And 'Flies'

Scientists say Limacina helicina, which moves much like a fruit fly, represents a "remarkable" evolutionary convergence. Its ancestors and those of flying insects diverged some 550 million years ago.
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German Shorthaired Pointer Wins Westminster's Best In Show

A 3-year-old male nicknamed CJ beat a borzoi, a Skye terrier, a German shepherd, a bulldog, a Shih Tzu and a Samoyed to claim the silver bowl at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
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In Arkansas, Locals Decry Comeback Of Nuisance Black Vultures

Black vultures are making a huge comeback. Twenty eight states now host populations of the large birds, prompting concern about their destructive nature among farmers and residents.
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Love Giant Insects? Meet The Tree Lobster, Back From The Brink

The 8-inch insect nearly went extinct when hungry rats overran its island. But Melbourne scientists found a few in 2001 and started a thriving colony. Now the San Diego Zoo is hatching them, too.

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