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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

NPR | July 30, 2015 6:41 p.m.

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.

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New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

NPR | July 30, 2015 5:18 p.m.

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

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U.S. Authorities Can't Find Hunter Who Killed 'Cecil The Lion'

NPR | July 30, 2015 4:37 p.m.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, but the agency says it has failed so far to track him down.

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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

NPR | July 30, 2015 2:42 p.m.

A group of Uganda chimps have found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.

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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

NPR | July 30, 2015 12:53 p.m.

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.

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Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

NPR | July 30, 2015 12:12 p.m.

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

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One Point Of View On How Lions Can Earn Money For Africa

NPR | July 29, 2015 1:53 p.m.

Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.

Flora and Fauna | Arts

A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

NPR | July 29, 2015 12:04 p.m.

Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.

Flora and Fauna | World

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Popular Lion

NPR | July 28, 2015 3:42 p.m.

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

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Giant Panda Jia Jia Celebrates 37th Birthday And 2 Guinness World Records

NPR | July 28, 2015 8:59 a.m.

Jia Jia, who lives at an amusement park in Hong Kong, became the oldest panda ever living in captivity and the oldest panda currently living in captivity. In human terms, Jia Jia would more than 100.