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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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Anxiety Abounds For National Zoo's New Panda Cub

Glimpses of the National Zoo's new panda cub have been rare so far, and zoo officials are anxious about its health, since cubs are prone to infection and even being crushed.

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It's No Yolk: Mexicans Cope With Egg Shortage, Price Spikes

The new crisis in Mexico isn't the drug war or a plunge in the peso. It's eggs. An avian flu epidemic has led to fewer, more expensive eggs — serious business in a country that eats more eggs, per capita, than any other nation in the world.
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National Zoo Welcomes Panda Cub

The National Zoo's giant panda, Mei Xiang, gave birth to a panda cub Sunday night.

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How African Cattle Herders Wiped Out An Ancient Plague

Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.

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