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Coroner: Zoo Intern May Have Been Killed After Lion Lifted Cage Handle

Dianna Hanson was apparently surprised by the big cat as she was cleaning an enclosure and talking on her cell phone to a co-worker.
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Elephant Poaching Pushes Species To Brink Of Extinction

Forest elephants in central Africa are being slaughtered in record numbers for their ivory tusks, a decade-long study finds. The U.S. government and wildlife advocacy groups are struggling to slow the killings as poaching is overcoming laws and treaties intended to protect the species.
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Kentucky City Fights Migratory Bird Invasion With Air Cannons, Lasers

Audie Cornish talks with Geoff LaBaron, an ornithologist with National Audubon Society, about a strange blackbird invasion in the town of Hopkinsville, Ky.
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Caught For Fins, Sharks Die At Unsustainable Rate, Study Finds

The study estimates that 100 million sharks are killed globally every year. Shark populations are especially vulnerable because they do not reproduce quickly or early on in life. New protections are up for consideration at an international conference Sunday.

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