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This Week On Metro Connection: Feeling The Heat

We'll kick off the start of summer with our annual "Feeling the Heat" show.

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Black Bears Spotted In Montgomery County

Wildlife officials says that spotting black bears at this time of year is not uncommon, and that while the bears are not aggressive, residents should keep their distance.


Mayoral Races Across Mexico Are Turning Into A Zoo

In Xalapa, a cat named Morris is running with the campaign slogan "Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a cat!" Candidates in other cities include Chon the Donkey and Tina the Chicken.

Rule Would List All Chimps As Endangered, Even Lab Animals

Though the regulation proposed by the Fish and Wildlife Service would make it more difficult to use chimpanzees for research purposes, that may not be a problem, some scientists say. Scientific advances show the animals are less medically useful than previously thought.

European Pet Passport Lets Animals Travel To E.U. States

Until this week, there had been a limit: Travelers could only take up to five pets across the borders. Now, thanks to a pet-loving member of the E.U. Parliament, those who prefer to travel with herds of animals are free to roam — as long as they're heading for a competition or sporting event.

Maine College Students Take On A Bear Of A Study

The state is trying to keep tabs on its bear population. Undergraduates at Unity College are in the woods tranquilizing bears and collaring them so the state can better understand the animals.
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Papa Bird Nurtures Dozens Of Injured Owlets

For the past 12 years, a great horned owl named Papa G'Ho has acted as a surrogate parent for more than two-dozen owlets at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.