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Speak, FIDO!

May 1, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family when a strange dog approaches. The dog isn’t aggressive, but it seems to want something because it nudges you with its snout, and barks. What you don’t know is that…

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Penguin Census

April 17, 2020

SNOW ISLAND, Antarctica— Click. Click click click. Click. Conservation biologist Steve Forrest is standing at the top of a rocky cliff. He’s on a remote island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Behind him is a seemingly endless glacier.…

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Forest Life

April 17, 2020

The Amazon rain forest is home to millions of plant and animal species. Ecologist Daniel Nepstad calls it an “exuberant expression of life gone wild.” But deforestation is a rising threat. During last year’s wildfires, “you could really imagine that…

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Safe Travels

March 13, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda loves pikas, which are small mammals related to rabbits. “I think they are about the cutest animals alive,” she told TIME for Kids. Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist with the United States Forest Service. She wants to protect…

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Two Rare Sea Dragons

February 28, 2020

Birch Aquarium, in San Diego, California, announced two new members of its aquatic family on February 13. It has hatched a pair of weedy sea dragons. The aquarium is part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Though less than one…

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Rare Animal Rediscovered

December 6, 2019

A tiny deerlike animal has been rediscovered in Vietnam, according to a paper published on November 11. The silver-backed chevrotain, also called the Vietnam mouse-deer, had not been seen since 1990. “For so long, this species has seemingly only existed…

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Hope for Tigers

September 27, 2019

In 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued bad news: The world tiger population had hit an all-time low. Poaching and habitat loss had taken their toll. There were just 3,200 tigers left in the wild, about half as many…

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Rare Lobster Found

September 27, 2019

A rare two-toned lobster was discovered off the coast of Stonington, Maine, on September 6. Scientists say the half-black, half-orange creature is a one-in–50 million find. It was caught by Captain Daryl Dunham. He gave the crustacean to the Maine…

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Found: Monster Penguin

August 15, 2019

Scientists announced the discovery of an extinct species of giant penguin on Wednesday. The bird’s fossilized bones have been found in New Zealand. Researchers believe the penguin stood about five feet two inches tall. That’s just a little bit shorter…

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Best Job in the World

August 7, 2019

Meet Huang Shunjie. He might have the best job in the world. The 24-year-old is a panda photographer and zookeeper. Huang spends each day caring for 18 panda cubs at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, in China. He…

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