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Rare Lobster Found

September 19, 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…

Science

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…

World

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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Dino Find

August 1, 2019

A team of paleontologists in France announced last week that they had uncovered the bone of one of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived. It is likely the thighbone, or femur, of a sauropod. Sauropods were plant-eating dinosaurs with long…

Community

A Curious Porcupine

July 18, 2019

Visitors to the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, expected to see a collection of historic streetcars. On Tuesday, they got an additional, unexpected treat. A rare albino porcupine scuttled across the museum’s lawn. At first, museumgoers misidentified the fluffy…

Environment

A Rare Bear

May 29, 2019

Scientists at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, in China, have made an unusual discovery. With a motion-activated camera, they caught an image of an all-white bear trudging through the forest. The creature may look like a polar bear, but it’s…

History

Dino Discovery

May 14, 2019

Twenty-one years ago, Sterling Nesbitt discovered the fossilized bones of a dinosaur in New Mexico. He was 16 years old at the time. In a study published on May 6 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, Nesbitt’s discovery has…

Environment

Giraffes in Danger?

May 9, 2019

The giraffe may soon join the lion and elephant on the endangered-species list. In April, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service said it would consider putting it there. The agency said it had “substantial information” that led to that…

World

Do-Good Dog

May 7, 2019

People love to follow dogs on Instagram. The most popular pups have millions of fans. Many canine accounts are pure fluff. (Pugs in sunglasses!) Others push products. Some promote a cause. But one Instagram account stands out from the pack.…

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Wildlife Lessons

April 12, 2019

The elephants stood face-to-face in a cloud of dust. Their big ears fanned out and their tusks almost locked. A group of schoolkids gazed in awe from a truck parked on the roadside. They had come from a village…

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