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Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best Parks

The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. "If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us," one scientist says.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Texas Town Votes To Evict Cat From Public Library

The city council in White Settlement voted to boot Browser. The cat has lived in the library for 6 years. It was evicted out of fairness after a city employee wasn't allowed to bring a puppy to work.
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Most Glamorous Goat Crowned In Lithuania

In addition to being great looking goats, contestants wore intricate headdresses decorated with flowers. The winner was Demete --- a silky looking black and white glamor goat.
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An Avian Mystery: Rare Parrot Spotted In Wild For First Time In 15 Years

A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.
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How The Screwworm's Sex Life Saved Your Steaks

A crazy idea helped get rid of the screwworm fly, which once took a toll on cattle. Now the strategy is being used in the battle against Zika.
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Underwear Stolen From One Seashore In Scotland

Kites, local birds of prey, are stealing swimmers' underwear, weaving them into nests. A member of a wildlife group says the birds have a discerning eye, preferring name-brand garments like Armani.
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Brazil's Olympic Torch Relay Goes Well Until Jaguar Is Shot And Killed

There have been a lot of problems in the run-up to the Rio Olympics. The torch relay was an unexpected boost for the embattled games - until something went wrong involving the game's mascot.
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'Intelligent' And 'Whimsical': The Pumi Dog Breed Gains Full U.S. Recognition

The American Kennel Club says it is officially granting full status to the pumi, a herding breed originally from Hungary. It opens the door for the breed to compete at the Westminster Dog Show.
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Jaguar Used In Olympic Torch Ceremony Escapes, Is Shot Dead

The Brazilian army says a soldier fatally shot the jaguar, which had slipped out of its leash shortly after it was displayed as part of an Olympic torch relay event in the Amazonian city of Manaus.

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