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One Point Of View On How Lions Can Earn Money For Africa

Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.

A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.

Big Cat On The Loose Worries Milwaukee Residents

A very large cat has been roaming the streets of Milwaukee's central city and it has residents on edge. A number of witnesses claim it is a mountain lion. No one has reported their "pet" missing.

Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best-Known Lion, Is Killed

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservations. Authorities say Cecil was lured away from a protected park, wounded with a crossbow and later shot.

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

Giant Panda Jia Jia Celebrates 37th Birthday And 2 Guinness World Records

Jia Jia, who lives at a Hong Kong amusement park, became the oldest panda ever living in captivity and the oldest panda currently living in captivity. In human terms, Jia Jia would be more than 100.

When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

In Angola, elephants avoid leftover land mines by using their prodigious sense of smell. The U.S. Army took notice — and now it's hoping to learn from elephants how to develop a better detector.

Delaware Gets A Rare Out-Of-State Visitor: A 7-Foot Manatee

The marine mammal was spotted in the narrow canal that connects the Chesapeake and Delaware bays just a few days after one was seen in an estuary of the Potomac River.


Maine Fisherman Catches His Second Rare Lobster

The Portland Press Herald reports that "Captain Eli," a rare orange lobster, will be kept at the Fisherman's Catch Café in Raymond, Maine, before Bill Coppersmith releases it back into the ocean.
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New Wildlife Action Plan Takes Data-Based Approach To Protecting D.C. Ecosystems

It's easy to forget it sometimes, but the ecosystem in the D.C. region is among the most biologically diverse in the United States. New data will give conservationists a better idea of how to preserve that diversity in the years and decades ahead.