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Seagull Injures Classic Pianist

British classical pianist Paul Lewis was heading into rehearsal when a seagull dove at him. He ducked, stumbled and put out a hand to break his fall. He sprained a finger, and will miss a festival.

DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots

To stop elephant slaughter in Africa, zoologist Sam Wasser spent years extracting DNA from elephant dung and tissue. Much of the world's poached ivory, he discovered, comes from just two hotspots.

County Fairs Cancel Bird Shows But Get Creative Amid Flu Outbreak

Once a staple of county fairs nationwide, bird shows have been cancelled this year amid the avian flu outbreak. But instead of giving up, some groups are getting creative with alternative events.

What We Can Learn From A Herd Of Hungry Goats

They didn't quite break the internet, but the video of 700 goats on their way to a snack is definitely having a moment. We wanted to hear the story behind the herd.

Watching Cat Videos Serves Useful Purpose, Research Finds

A survey published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior finds that cat videos can boost a person's mood. Nearly 7,000 people were surveyed about Internet cat videos.

Gambler-Turned-Conservationist Devotes Fortune To Florida Nature Preserve

M.C. Davis made millions gambling and buying up land and mineral rights. Now, he's restoring ecosystems destroyed by agriculture and timbering in his private preserve, one of the largest in the U.S.

Red Crabs Invade Southern California Beaches In Search Of Warm Water

Due to warm ocean temperatures, tens of thousands of red crabs are invading beaches in Southern California.

To Escape Poachers, Rhinos Are Airlifted To Safer Areas

Conservationists in South Africa and Zimbabwe are relocating rhinos by airplane to safer habitats elsewhere in Africa. David Greene talks to Raoul du Toit, who runs Lowveld Rhino Trust in Zimbabwe.
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For Some Critters, City Life Only Gets More Appealing

From a White House hawk to foxes wandering among rowhomes, D.C. and its close-in suburbs are seeing more out-of-place wildlife than ever, the experts say.


Yoga Studio Tries To Find Cats Good Homes

A yoga studio in Illinois invited felines from a local no-kill shelter to show off their moves alongside the human yogis. The event raised more than $500 for the shelter.