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Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

The plight of the nearly 30-year-old polar bear, who lost his enclosure mate two years ago, has attracted attention from well-wishers the world over who want him moved.
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Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA, And Other Animal Behavior Explained

Veterinarian Vint Virga works with pets and zoo animals on behavior disorders. He talks about how house cats are more fulfilled when they forage for food, and how to show animals affection.
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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.
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An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.
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Thousands Of Migrating Birds Take Their Layover In A Texas Parking Lot

For one month every summer, hundreds of thousands of purple martins stop by an abandoned shopping mall parking lot in Austin, Texas, on their way to the Amazon Basin. Reporter Luke Quinton visited this year's roosting and offers a glimpse of the phenomenon.
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Two Chicken Megafarms Proposed In Delaware

Delaware is already a big state for the poultry industry, but proposals for two new megafarms could take things to the next level.

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'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."
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Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

Florida native Lauren Arrington discovered that invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, could survive in nearly fresh water. The 12-year-old's experiment blew away professional scientists.
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400,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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In Tracking Bats, It Helps To Find Them Adorable

Julia Hoeh is a bat tracker. For $350 a week plus basic housing in rural Tennessee, she stays up long after midnight to affix radio trackers to bats and collect samples of their DNA.

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