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What's In A Name? Ask The Zoo's Howler Monkey

The Smithsonian National Zoo is seeking public input in picking one of four names for their baby male howler monkey, born in March.

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Blue Lobster Caught Off Ocean City Gets Home At National Aquarium

A rare blue lobster turned up off the coast of Ocean City, Md. earlier this month, and the fisherman who caught it is turning it over to the National Aquarium to be put on display. 

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Massive N.M. Fire Threatens Endangered Fish

Ash and charred debris from the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history are threatening the survival of the Gila trout. Biologists are trying to save the fish by using electroshock to temporarily stun the trout and re-locate it to a hatchery. The trout is an endangered species that can be found only in four streams within the Gila Wilderness. Melissa Blocks talks to Jim Brooks, Project Leader of the New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, about his team's efforts to save the trout.
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Desert Plant's Potent Chemical Cocktail Makes Mice Go 'Ptooey'

In the latest example of plants harnessing animals to help them procreate: Spiny mice eat the sweet mignonette's fruit but a chemical cocktail the plant mixes up makes them spit out the seeds intact.
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National Zoo Welcomes Two Fishing Cats

The National Zoo is celebrating the birth of two fishing cats, which are classified as an endangered species.

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Salmonella in Dog Food Is Making Humans Sick

The latest recall of dry dog food has made at least 22 people sick, and should make you think twice about sharing everything with Rover. Washing your hands after handling and feeding pets can help stop the spread of Salmonella.
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Catfight Continues Over Controlling Feral Felines

We go on an early-morning search for alley cats, and hear why there's so much debate over how to control feral feline populations.

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