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Zebras Take To The Streets In Leesburg, Va.

Leesburg residents were treated to a rare sight on Monday -- two escaped zebras roaming the streets like they owned the place. 

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Deer Wasting A Concern For Virginia

The Virginia Department of Game and Fisheries is asking for help from the state's hunters in trying to contain the spread of a chronic neurological disease.

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National Zoo's Giant Octopus Needs A Name

What's in a name? The National Zoo is soliciting suggestions from younger area residents for their new giant octopus, which is not quite giant just yet.

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Deer Meat Donations On Decline In Virginia

Deer meat donations to Virginia's Hunters for the Hungry program are down 40 percent this year.

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Court Could Take Trainers Out Of Marine Park Waters

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited SeaWorld following the death of a killer whale trainer. If a Florida court rules in favor of OSHA, employees of SeaWorld and other parks like it will no longer be able to come into direct contact with whales unless there is a barrier between them. Guy Raz speaks to Tim Zimmermann, a correspondent for Outside Magazine, about the ongoing legal dispute.
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Beer Or Sugar Water? For Flies, The Choice Is Pale Ale

If a fly walked into a bar, he'd chose beer, and scientists think they've figured out why. The secret? A molecule that tastes sweet but isn't sugar. The research could help create more powerful insect repellents.
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Where Turkey Is The Guest, Not The Entree

At a farm in upstate New York, the only worry turkeys have around Thanksgiving time is which dishes they want to dig their beaks into. They're the guests of honor at a feast honoring the birds. Sponsors pay $30 to keep the turkeys happily fed and far from the slaughterhouse.
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Heritage Turkeys: To Save Them, We Must Eat Them

Heritage turkey breeds would be extinct if people didn't raise them. And farmers won't raise them if people don't eat them. Breeds like the Narragansett that were close to extinction a decade ago are making a comeback as people choose to go with the darker, gamier meat.

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