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Species at Risk

January 25, 2019

Monarch butterfly populations in California reached a historic low in 2018, according to a new count. It estimates that the number of monarchs dropped 86% from 2017. Experts say monarchs are in danger of extinction in the next several decades…

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Team Puffin

October 19, 2018

Atlantic puffins spend most of their life at sea, floating in the open ocean. When it’s time to lay eggs, the birds gather in colonies on seaside cliffs, burrowing into the ground to build nests. After a puffling, or chick,…

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Science

Fossil Find

October 5, 2018

Scientists have found that a mysterious type of 500 million–year-old fossil, found in Australia and Russia, was formed by an animal. It was one of the earliest creatures on Earth. The first fossil of this kind was described in…

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Found: Plant-Eating Shark

September 21, 2018

Researchers have discovered a type of shark that eats plants in addition to animals. It is the first shark known to be an omnivore. Bonnethead sharks live in shallow coastal waters of the United States, Central America, and South America.…

Community

Teacher's Pup

September 21, 2018

“Hi, Brody! Hi, Shelby!” Abby Walker says as she enters her principal’s office. Brody, a mix of Labrador retriever, Great Dane, and German shepherd, runs toward her. Shelby, a border collie mix, is also eager to be petted. Abby,…

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A ranger cares for the last male northern rhino.

World

Saying Goodbye

April 13, 2018

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros, died on March 19. He lived in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Rangers put the rhino down after an infection left him unable to stand. Thousands of northern white rhinos once roamed Africa.…

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Technology

Into the Wild

April 13, 2018

A crocodile in Uganda gently scoops her infants into her mouth. Behind her teeth, she holds the hatchlings and carries them to a river. But one of the babies in the croc’s jaws is not an ordinary hatchling. It’s a…

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Environment

A New Home

March 23, 2018

The National Aquarium, in Baltimore, Maryland, is home to nearly 20,000 animals. Among them are seven bottlenose dolphins: Jade, Spirit, Maya, Bayley, Chesapeake, Beau, and Foster. Bayley, the youngest, is 9. Chesapeake, the oldest, is 26. She is Bayley’s mom.…

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Time Off

Flynn Wins

February 23, 2018

Flynn, a 5-year-old bichon frise, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held February 12 and 13, in New York City. Flynn was guided by expert dog handler Bill McFadden. “It feels a little unreal,” McFadden…

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Rescue Dog

November 13, 2017

Good dog! A Labrador retriever has earned worldwide praise. She is being called a hero for her efforts to rescue people after two earthquakes struck Mexico. The dog’s name is Frida. She works for SEMAR, the Mexican Navy. She looks…

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