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Bringing Animals Back From Extinction

Scientists may soon be able to bring back certain animals that are extinct. But should they? We explore the science and ethics of de-extinction.

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An Early Look At The National Zoo's Elephant Community Center

The new Elephant Trails exhibit at the National Zoo doesn't open until Saturday, but WAMU's Armando Trull got a sneak peak of the home of the District's three

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It's 'Birds Gone Wild' Out On Australia's Heron Island

Normally, the buff-breasted rail is a shy little creature. But on this island out on the Great Barrier Reef, it's become the avian equivalent of a weed. And the island is dotted with other pesky and sometimes (to visitors) menacing birds.
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National Zoo Opens Swanky New Home For Asian Elephants

The Smithsonian National Zoo spent $56 million over seven years to renovate their Elephant Trails exhibit, which opens to the public this Saturday.

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Broadway Understudy Is Less Than 'Purrfect'

The Broadway show Breakfast at Tiffany's opened Wednesday in New York, but it was curtains for one understudy. The black-and-white feline apparently refused to follow stage directions.
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Indonesian Zoo Breeds Rare Komodo Dragons

Seven baby Komodo dragons emerged from their shells at a zoo in Indonesia's East Java province.
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Pediatrician Treats Lemur's Chronic Allergies At National Zoo

A pediatrician, a veterinarian and a sneezing primate. It's no joke — it's an innovative medical partnership that involved the first ever endoscopy on a lemur.

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And The Award For Best Picture Goes To....

More than 450 photographers submitted a shot to SciFri's Winter Nature Photo Contest, and thousands of fans helped choose a winner. Contest judge Clay Bolt discusses the winning entry, and what makes for a prize-winning shot. Plus, tips for budding nature photographers.

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