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Vt. Town Hires Livestock To Save Money, Go Green

Sheep and goats grazing on a hillside in Vermont: It's a pastoral image. Now, it's how one New England town is keeping the grass trimmed in its centuries-old cemeteries. And the greener lawn maintenance method is paying off.
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National Zoo's Giant Panda Cub Has Died

The giant panda cub born last weekend at the National Zoo died Sunday morning; members of the zoo staff are awaiting the results of medical tests to determine its cause of death.

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Giant Panda Cub Found Dead At National Zoo

Sounds of distress from the cub's mother, Mei Xiang, alerted panda-keepers, but it was too late. The cause of death is not yet known.
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World Rhinocerous Day Pokes At A Serious Issue

On World Rhino Day, people across the globe celebrate the rhinoceros and raise awareness to save all five species.
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Government Officials Retire Chimpanzees From Research

The National Institutes of Health will retire over 100 chimps from biomedical research experiments after deciding there's no longer a need for them. Some chimps are headed to a sanctuary, while others will go to a facility in Texas that will care for them.
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Man-Made Cave Built To Shelter Bats From Infection

The artificial cave could house hundreds of thousands of bats, helping them escape a devastating infection called white-nose syndrome. As bats continue to die off, scientists are seeking quick and effective ways to protect them from an invasive fungus that grows naturally in caves.
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Dog Shoots French Hunter

A French man was hunting with his dog when the dog's paw was caught in the gun's trigger. The shotgun went off and wrecked the man's hand. The hunter took responsibility saying he should have applied the safety catch.

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