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Goldfish Populate Australian River Like Crazy

These are not the cute goldfish you bring home in a plastic bag. Some of these fish are more than a foot long and weigh several pounds.
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Bear Leads Police On Wild Chase Through The Streets Of Anchorage, Alaska

"He was doing his bear thing, and before he knew it he was in the city," an official told a local newspaper. The animal wove through oncoming traffic and jogged past a Pizza Hut before it was caught.
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Farmers Enlist Chickens And Bugs To Battle Against Pests

In an effort to turn away from chemical pesticides, which have the potential to damage the environment, some farmers are looking in a new direction in the age-old struggle against pests.
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Scientists Attribute Diego With Giving His Species A Future

The tortoise is more than 100 years old and lives in the Galapagos Islands. Diego's species was almost extinct until scientists say he got busy. He now has 800 offspring.
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A Cow With No Name: Google Blurs Bovine Face For Privacy

"We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos," Google said. But it's true — automatic identity protection kept this passing animal incowgnito.
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Military Bases Serve As Safe Haven For Endangered Species

Military bases turn out to be a haven for endangered species. A decision long ago by the military that working with conservationists was a better strategy than fighting them is one of the reasons why.
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Conservation Center In Cambodia Hopes To Revive Nearly Extinct Turtles

Cambodia's royal turtles were thought to be extinct but a small population was discovered in 2000. Efforts are underway to help the population thrive.
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Passing Research Ship Saves Weather Station Staff From Polar Bear 'Siege'

Five people at a remote Arctic outpost were trapped by polar bears. They couldn't kill the bears, and ran out of flares to scare them off — so they appealed for help.
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How Do You Anesthetize A Goldfish?

An Australia woman noticed her fish choking on a pebble in its tank. She rushed to the vet, who dripped anesthetic into the fish's water and then pried the pebble out of its throat.
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Who Says You Can't Train A Cat? A Book Of Tips For Feline-Human Harmony

In The Trainable Cat, feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis explains how you can train your kitty to come on command, take medicine and stop waking you up in the middle of the night.

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