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While Fighting The Odds, Fiona The Hippo Became A Social Media Star

NPR | July 25, 2017 3:36 a.m.

Born six weeks premature, Fiona's odds didn't look good. Now the baby hippo is celebrating her six-month birthday alongside all of her followers, who cheer her on through social media.

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What Are The Planet's Real 'Talking' Chimps And Gorillas Saying?

NPR | July 25, 2017 2 a.m.

Movies are full of loquacious chimps, but could nonhuman apes really use language? NPR's Skunk Bear sorts through the disturbing history of research on ape language to sort fact from wishful thinking.

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To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes

NPR | July 24, 2017 11:20 p.m.

Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika.

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Birds Take Backseat To Fish, Farms In The Klamath Basin

OPB/EarthFix | July 24, 2017 6 a.m. | Merrill, Oregon

There’s always a bird – or 20 –  in sight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. But really, there should be many, many more.

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As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

NPR | July 23, 2017 5:47 p.m.

Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.

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Snooty The Manatee Dies, And A Florida Community Mourns

NPR | July 23, 2017 1:22 p.m.

Snooty was the oldest manatee in captivity — and he was believed to be the oldest on record, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.

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Xanda, Son Of Cecil The Lion, Also Killed

NPR | July 21, 2017 11:34 a.m.

A trophy hunter shot and killed the six-year-old lion near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, near where his father was killed two years ago.

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Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees?

NPR | July 20, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers.

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WATCH: Security Camera Footage Reveals Rogue Goat At Colorado Office

NPR | July 19, 2017 1:23 p.m.

It's worth noting that the goat seems to have no interest in actually entering the office belonging to the polyurethane manufacturer. But it did brazenly destroy two of the office doors.

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Long Island Dog Rescues Baby Deer From Water

NPR | July 18, 2017 1:08 p.m.

Amidst the lapping waves, a baby deer was in over its head. Then an English golden retriever came to the rescue.