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Rule Would List All Chimps As Endangered, Even Lab Animals

Though the regulation proposed by the Fish and Wildlife Service would make it more difficult to use chimpanzees for research purposes, that may not be a problem, some scientists say. Scientific advances show the animals are less medically useful than previously thought.
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European Pet Passport Lets Animals Travel To E.U. States

Until this week, there had been a limit: Travelers could only take up to five pets across the borders. Now, thanks to a pet-loving member of the E.U. Parliament, those who prefer to travel with herds of animals are free to roam — as long as they're heading for a competition or sporting event.
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Maine College Students Take On A Bear Of A Study

The state is trying to keep tabs on its bear population. Undergraduates at Unity College are in the woods tranquilizing bears and collaring them so the state can better understand the animals.
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Papa Bird Nurtures Dozens Of Injured Owlets

For the past 12 years, a great horned owl named Papa G'Ho has acted as a surrogate parent for more than two-dozen owlets at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Fatherhood

In honor of Father's Day, we've dedicated a show to dads.

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Fancy Feet: Wild Cheetahs Excel At Acceleration

Cheetahs don't often hunt at their top speed, scientists are finding. Come mealtime, what matters most is the animals' ability to accelerate and to take tight corners.

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