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A New Home

March 16, 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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Flynn Wins

February 16, 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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Reversing Extinction

October 2, 2017

Bringing species back from extinction may seem more like science fiction than reality. But scientists are close to being able to bring animals back from the dead. The first major breakthrough in de-extinction came just over 15 years ago. A…

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Falling Over Fossils

September 14, 2017

Dig this! JUDE SPARKS, 10, stumbled over a million-year-old fossil while playing with his brothers in Las Cruces, New Mexico. “I tripped on the tusk and landed next to the bottom jaw,” Jude told TFK. His brother Hunter thought they’d…

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Uncovering the Past

September 13, 2017

Dinosaurs are long gone, but scientists keep finding new types of the extinct creatures. Two recent discoveries are providing insight into North America’s distant past. In May, the fossil of a 110-million-year-old armored herbivore went on display at the…

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What's Up, Dog?

September 11, 2017

A 3-year-old pit-bull mix named Ninja trots into a lab at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. She catches sight of the magnetic resonance imager (MRI)—a clanging, coffin-like machine—and leaps happily onto the table. Ninja has been trained to sit still…

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Bright Lights, Big Ideas

April 28, 2017

Researchers are looking to nature for innovative ideas. Imagine a world where everyday objects produce their own light. Glowing trees illuminate city streets. Crops gleam to signal that they need water or they are ready to be picked. Street signs…

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Wild Medicine

April 14, 2017

Veterinarians in Africa are working to save gorilla species—one patient at a time. Of all the mountain gorillas that veterinarian Mike Cranfield has treated in the past 18 years, Ijabo stands out the most. When Ijabo was three days old,…

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The Future of Zoos

March 17, 2017

For a mother and kids at the Philadelphia Zoo, in Pennsylvania, it was a close encounter of the ferocious kind. Directly in front of them was a Siberian tiger. But the family did not panic. They laughed. The tiger was…