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VIDEO: Eagle Snatches Camera, Flies Away, Takes Great Selfie

Watch what happens as a bird in western Australia lifts off with a camera and then pecks away at the lens after carrying the device about 70 miles. It's the latest in a series of fascinating scenes from eagle cams.
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Elwood, World's Ugliest Dog Dies

Six years ago, Elwood shot to fame when he was named the world's ugliest dog. He died on Thanksgiving Day but is immortalized in a children's book written by owner Karen Quigley. Everyone Loves Elwood is about how it's OK to be different.
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Saving The Native Prairie — One Black-Footed Ferret At A Time

Biologists armed with truck-mounted spotlights, flea spray, and anti-plague vaccine roam the South Dakota grasslands each night, five months a year, as part of a 30-year rescue mission.
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These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like

Famed French chef Eric Ripert specializes in seafood. So for his book On the Line, photographers Shimon and Tammar Rothstein really wanted to highlight the freshness of his ingredients. Their solution? Make the fish look as if they were still alive.
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Giant Panda Cub's Name To Be Announced This Sunday

The panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo will finally get a name this weekend.

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Who Knew? Seahorses Are Stone Cold Killers: VIDEO

Thanks to the shape of their heads, the inch-long creatures can creep up on their prey. Then they strike with lightning speed. Researchers have captured the way they attack on video.
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The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush

After his career at the racetrack ended, Metro Meteor was adopted by an artist in Pennsylvania, who discovered the horse's gift. Now, his paintings raise money to treat his knee problems and to help other retired thoroughbreds find new homes.
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Report: Humane Association Covered Up Animal Abuse On Hollywood Sets

An investigation by The Hollywood Reporter alleges that the American Humane Association has tried to cover up instances of animal abuse and deaths on Hollywood sets. Melissa Block talks with Gary Baum, a senior writer for the magazine who reported the story.
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MPD Wants Stronger Penalties For Hurting D.C. Police Dogs

Sam the Bloodhound was lobbying D.C. Council members on Thursday to increase penalties for those who hurt police animals.

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National Zoo Creates 'Name The Panda' Contest

The zoo in Washington, D.C. says the name will be bestowed on Dec. 1 when the cub is 100 days old. In the meantime, the baby panda is getting acquainted with its surroundings.

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