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Alligator Seized In Anne Arundel Drug Arrest

Along with thousands of dollars in marijuana and various paraphernalia, police in Anne Arundel County stumbled on a 3-foot alligator in a recent search and seizure operation.

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Monarch Butterfly Sleeps Through Migration

In upstate New York, Maraleen Manos-Jones, who cultivates a butterfly garden, discovered the late-bloomer in its cocoon. She'll travel with the monarch on a plane to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, where it can join other monarchs on their epic migration to Mexico.
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Man Who Killed Octopus For 'Art Project' Angers Divers

A man who captured a giant Pacific octopus off the shores of Seattle sparks international rage in the diving community.
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Animal Stage Trainer Makes Stars Out Of Pound Pups

Bill Berloni has more than 30 years of experience training dogs, pigs, rats, cats and lambs for Broadway productions and Hollywood films. Fresh Air listens back to an interview with him from 2008.
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Move Over, Parrot: Elephant Mimics Trainer At Zoo

Scientists say an Asian elephant at a South Korean zoo can imitate human speech, uttering five Korean words that are readily understood. "This is not the kind of sound that Asian elephants normally make, and it's a dead-on match of the speech of his trainers," a researcher says.
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Hey, Sexy Dino, Show Me Your Feathers

The ornithomimus dinosaur was built like a 400-pound ostrich and lived about 75 million years ago. But recent research suggests the adult dinos had big, showy, colorful feathers with quills that were most likely used for sexual displays or courtship.

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