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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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Westminster Dog Show Winner Becomes Overnight Celebrity

Robert Siegel talks to David Frei about the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the winning pup, Banana Joe.
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Affenpinscher Is Westminster's Top Dog

Renee Montagne talks to writer Josh Dean about Banana Joe, named best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. Dean is author of the book Show Dog.

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