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'Coyote America' Honors An Animal Making North America Home For Centuries

David Greene talks to historian Dan Flores about his book, Coyote America, a biography of an iconic animal of the American West. Increasingly, the coyote has become associated with suburban life.
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Police Use Bananas To Lure Monkey Back To Captivity

A spider monkey recently escaped from his owner in the Ontario town of Innisfil. Mango isn't the first primate to run loose there. In 2012, Darwin was spotted wearing a sheepskin coat at Ikea.
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20 Years Ago, A Cloned Sheep Named Dolly Was Born

Twenty years ago today, the world's first cloned mammal was born — a sheep named Dolly.
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Adelie Penguins In Danger

A new study says the population of Adelie penguins in the Antarctic could drop dramatically in population by 2099 due to climate change. Megan Cimino, who headed the study, explains why.
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Great White Shark Caught On Camera Napping For The First Time

Scientists think they've finally caught on film a shark getting some rest. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Greg Skomal, a marine fisheries biologist, who was part of the team that collected the footage.
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'Ant' Is A Movie About Ants — Or Is It?

The director, a young man from Tajikistan, says he wanted to show a day in the life of an ant. But there may be more to it than that.
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The Dark Side To The Firefly's Flare

If summer's a time for bugs, the firefly is a classic. But all is not so light and happy with the light-up creature: "Femme fatales" from one species actually lure males of other species to eat them.
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Library Cat's Job Is Saved

Browser can go on delighting patrons and terrorizing rodents at the public library. Amid international outrage, lawmakers in White Settlement in North Texas have decided not to fire him after all.
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There She Is, Probably The Most Beautiful Goat In Lithuania

A video of a Lithuanian goat beauty contest is going viral. But ... what makes a goat beautiful?
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Nonstop Flight: How The Frigatebird Can Soar For Weeks Without Stopping

Scientists have been attaching transmitters on the huge seagoing birds and are astonished by their ability to stay aloft.

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