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Mittens Help Koalas Recover From Scorched Paws

Brush fires in Australia have been raging across land where many koalas live. The International Fund for Animal Welfare says the marsupial mittens are used to seal in medication while they heal.
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Ancient Scottish Sea Reptile Not 'Nessie,' But Just As Cute

It was 15 feet long, with a snout shaped like a dolphin's. This newly identified meat-eater swam the seas near the Isle of Skye in the time of dinosaurs.
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A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies of giant tortoise from the Galapagos. For decades scientists tried to find him a mate, but he died alone. NPR's Adam Cole offers this elegiac tribute.
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'Blood Of The Tiger': Shedding Light On China's Farmed-Tiger Trade

The endangered animals are bred for luxury items, like tiger bone wine and tigerskin rugs. By raising the demand for these goods, the farms pose a threat to wild tigers, says author J.A. Mills.
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Dogs Rescued From 'Meat Farm' Moved To D.C. Shelters

Nearly two dozen dogs rescued from a "meat farm'' in South Korea are a step closer to finding safe homes here in the D.C. region.
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What Did It Take To Find The Giant Squid?

Humans have been looking for the giant squid for decades. Oceanographer Edith Widder shares how innovative technology helped her capture the squid on video for the first time.
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A Panda's First Snow Day: Pile On The Cuteness

Because life isn't all political drama and misdeeds, we bring you a video of the young panda Bao Bao frolicking in the snow at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
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How Anglers Are Learning To Save Fish That Get 'The Bends'

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.
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Researchers Enlist Internet Users To Help Monitor Penguins

Penguin Watch lets people around the world further science by looking at images of the adorable birds in the wild. Researcher Caitlin Black tells NPR's Rachel Martin how you can help from your chair.
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Orca Calf Shows Signs Of Whale Midwifery

A whale researcher has a new hypothesis about orca whales: Whale "midwives" may be assisting births.

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