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Antarctic Penguin Turns Up In New Zealand; Vets Say Condition 'Touch And Go'

The Royal penguin that washed up on a beach in New Zealand is the second from Antarctica to arrive there in as many years.
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Maryland House To Vote On Pit Bull Bill This Week

Maryland lawmakers will vote this week on whether pit bulls should be deemed an "inherently dangerous" breed.

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Florida's Great Python Challenge Is Over; Not Many Are Caught

The month-long hunt ends with just 68 pythons caught, while humorist Dave Barry, in an 'unmasculine' snake encounter, defends himself with barbeque tongs.
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"Kingdom of Rarities"

One wildlife biologist is tracking the planet's rarest animals, in hopes of understanding why they’re scarce and what it means for all species. We explore his research, and how technology is helping catalog the world's biodiversity.

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Traces Of Anxiety Drugs May Cause Fish To Act Funny

Small amounts of the drugs that people take end up in wastewater and then in streams and rivers. It's usually not enough to harm the health of humans who swim in or drink the water. But there is growing evidence that pharmaceuticals in wastewater may affect wildlife.
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Pets Feel The Love On Valentine's Day

The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend more than $800 million on gifts for their pets from heart-shaped treats to heart-healthy vitamins.
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Stranded Sea Lions Turning Up Earlier In Southern California

Sickly sea lion pups have been getting stranded on the coast of Southern California this winter. Audie Cornish speaks with Sarah Wilkin, the stranding coordinator with the National Marine Fisheries Service for the state of California, about why it's happening and how marine mammal centers are trying to help them.

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