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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

NPR | April 20, 2015 4:07 p.m.

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows let out into fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

Science | Flora and Fauna | Health | Nation

Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks

NPR | April 20, 2015 12:09 p.m.

People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.

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A Mother Rises Through The Ranks In 'Monkey Kingdom'

NPR | April 20, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Macaque monkeys born at the top of society live like royalty. The new film from Disneynature follows a monkey born at the bottom of the pile who struggles to makes a better life for her and her son.

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Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

NPR | April 20, 2015 8:46 a.m.

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.

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Congo Monkey Spotted Decades After Species' Alleged Demise

NPR | April 19, 2015 1:49 p.m.

Bouvier's red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers.

Science | Flora and Fauna | Nation

LA's Mountain Lion Is A Solitary Cat With A Knack For Travel

NPR | April 19, 2015 11:52 a.m.

A puma named P-22 had to master a suburban commute to find his home in Griffith Park. His name might not be pretty, but the biologist who collared him think it fits just right.

Science | Flora and Fauna

WATCH: Chimps In Uganda Look Both Ways Before Crossing

NPR | April 17, 2015 3:32 p.m.

A 29-month study of chimpanzees in Uganda's Kibale National Park reveals that many have learned a valuable survival skill — to look both ways before crossing a busy highway.

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Scientists Probe Puppy Love

NPR | April 17, 2015 2:28 p.m.

Research shows the mutual gazing between pooches and people spurs release of a "trust hormone" in both. The results suggest dogs really may love us back.

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Oregon Wolves May Leap Off State's Endangered List

OPB | April 14, 2015 5:23 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

State biologists are telling the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission there's enough evidence to consider taking the gray wolf off the state endangered species list.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Nation

Mountain Lion That Hid Out Under LA Home Appears To Have Left

NPR | April 14, 2015 11:30 a.m.

P-22, as the mountain lion is known, typically lives in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Attempts to dislodge him from under the home have failed.