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Plight of the Pangolin

March 15, 2019

On February 7, authorities in Malaysia made the biggest pangolin trafficking bust their country has ever seen. Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, are native to Asia and Africa. Trafficking is the business of buying and selling. Police raided a…

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Thrill of the Hunt

March 14, 2019

Lauren McGough has always been interested in birds. As a child growing up in Oklahoma, she spent much of her time bird-watching and reading books about people who hunted with birds during the Middle Ages. “A lot of falconers…

Science

Changing Tunes

March 8, 2019

Blue whales love to sing. Males sing to attract mates and to communicate across long distances. People are capable of hearing only certain parts of a whale song, so scientists use special audio equipment to record and study the songs…

Environment

Species at Risk

January 18, 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…

Environment

Team Puffin

October 12, 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

September 28, 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 14, 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 14, 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 5, 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 5, 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…