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Speak, Fido!

October 16, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family. A strange dog comes up to you. It nudges you with its snout. It barks at you. You’re confused. But there’s something you don’t know: This dog has special training.…

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The Life of a Service Dog

October 16, 2020

Service dogs are an important part of society. They are trained to help people with disabilities. Canine Companions for Independence trains service dogs. The group has been around since 1975. Since its founding, it has placed more than 6,200 service…

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Safe Travels

October 2, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist. She works to protect wildlife from roadway accidents. Every year, there are more than a million of these involving animals and vehicles. That’s according to the Federal Highway Administration. These accidents kill wildlife.…

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Environment

Polar Bears in Danger

September 18, 2020

Most polar bears could disappear by the end of the century. Global warming is to blame. This is according to a recent study. It was published by Nature Climate Change. The study says most polar bear populations will drop…

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Counting Penguins

March 13, 2020

Click. Click click. Click. Steve Forrest is in Antarctica. He’s standing on a rocky cliff. Below him are hundreds of chinstrap penguins. Forrest is a biologist. He uses a metal clicker to count every penguin he sees. It’s not…

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Forbidden Trade

October 11, 2019

Wildlife trafficking happens all around the world. Animals are illegally taken and sold for money. Below are some of the most trafficked animals on Earth. TIGERS are poached in Asia. They are hunted for their claws, skin, and bones. These…

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Wildlife Lessons

April 26, 2019

Picture this: You live in a village in Botswana, Africa. You leave home one morning and start walking to school. Suddenly, a gigantic elephant is standing in your path. “It’s really scary to come across an elephant when you’re on…

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On Thin Ice

January 11, 2019

Polar bears live in the Arctic. They spend their days perched on sea ice. That’s where they hunt for food. But large areas of sea ice are melting. This has put the mammals at risk. That is according to a…

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Saying Goodbye

May 4, 2018

Sudan was the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros. He died on March 19 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. It is in Kenya, Africa. The world has been mourning his death. Sudan “stole the hearts of many with his dignity…

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Protecting Pandas

March 9, 2018

There are fewer than 2,000 pandas in the wild. People are working to raise that number. Qian Qian (pronounced chen chen) is a panda cub. She lives at Chengdu Panda Base, in China. She stars in a new IMAX movie.…