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PHOTOS: 33 Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted From Peru To South Africa

NPR | May 1, 2016 11:39 a.m.

The organizers are calling it the "largest airlift of lions in history." The animals were rescued from circuses after Columbia and Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses.

World | Environment | Flora and Fauna

Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

NPR | April 30, 2016 9:26 a.m.

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?

Flora and Fauna | Science

Let's Not Hug It Out With Our Dogs

NPR | April 30, 2016 5:22 a.m.

Your dog doesn't like your hugs. Psychologist and author Stanley Coren says that when he looked at a random sample of pictures showing people hugging dogs, most of the dogs showed signs of stress.

World | Health | Flora and Fauna | Arts

6 Sensational Photos From A Global Contest With 230,000 Entries

NPR | April 30, 2016 4 a.m.

It's the world's largest photo contest. Simply breathtaking!

Nation | Flora and Fauna

The Bison Is Poised To Become The US National Mammal

NPR | April 29, 2016 4:03 p.m.

Legislation adopting the bison as the U.S. National mammal passed the House and Senate this week. Now it's waiting for President Obama's signature.

World | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Science

Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World's Most Powerful Particle Collider

NPR | April 29, 2016 3:46 p.m.

The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is offline, following a run-in with a small mammal that munched on a power cord.

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Keeping Bees Safe: It's A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

NPR | April 29, 2016 3:52 a.m.

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

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'Jungle Book' Love: Why I Identify With The 'Flower In Underpants'

NPR | April 28, 2016 2:11 p.m.

Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.

World | Flora and Fauna | Science

Superhearing And Fast Growth ... Scientists Learn Why Sauropods Ruled

NPR | April 26, 2016 5:05 p.m.

A nearly complete fossilized skull from Argentina helps explains the success of these giant dinosaurs that roamed some 95 million years ago.

Nation | Flora and Fauna

Freedom And Liberty: Month-Old Eaglets Get Names In D.C.

NPR | April 26, 2016 12:02 p.m.

More than 36,000 online votes were cast in the competition to name the two young eagles, the American Eagle Foundation says. Names such as Cherry and Blossom lost out.