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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

NPR | Aug. 27, 2016 8:45 a.m.

After the famous toucan received a prosthetic replacement, it's story has helped spark a national movement against harming animals in Costa Rica, where a new anti-abuse bill is also gaining traction.

World | Flora and Fauna

Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 5:38 p.m.

Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.

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A Happy Ending For An Australian Ultramarathoner And Chinese Stray Dog

NPR | Aug. 26, 2016 5:25 a.m.

"This day is one of the best days of my life," Dion Leonard said after being reunited with his beloved dog, Gobi, ending a frantic search for the pup he met during an ultramarathon.

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It's Been A Good Week For Goats

NPR | Aug. 25, 2016 11:17 a.m.

They're helping needy families in Cameroon as part of a Red Cross giveaway. And in Indiana, a kid got a soul serenade from Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton.

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National Park Service Turns 100: Celebrate By Visiting A Park For Free

Northwest News Network | Aug. 24, 2016 4:30 p.m.

There will be free admission to all national parks from Thursday through Sunday to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. President...

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Extinct 'Micro Lion' Is Named For Sir David Attenborough

NPR | Aug. 23, 2016 11:54 a.m.

Microleo attenboroughi was a tiny, marsupial lion that lived some 18 million years ago. Paleontologists in Australia said they named it after the famed naturalist "for his dedication and enthusiasm."

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Meet Oregon's New Invasive Species: The 'Asian Jumping Worm'

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 2:04 p.m. | Portland

Don't be fooled by their enthusiastic behavior — the invasive "Asian jumping worm" poses a serious threat to Oregon's natural ecosystem.

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Washington State To Resume Wolf Killings After Additional Calf Attacks

AP | Aug. 22, 2016 11:29 a.m.

State officials will resume efforts to kill the remaining members of a wolf pack in northeastern Washington after finding two calf carcasses and an injured calf.

Science | Flora and Fauna

'Googly-Eyed' Stubby Squid Captures Internet's Attention

NPR | Aug. 21, 2016 5:03 a.m.

The crew of the exploration vehicle Nautilius came upon one ocean creature that tickled their respective fancy.

World | Flora and Fauna

This Weekend, Water Voles Are Making A Splash In England

NPR | Aug. 19, 2016 4:21 p.m.

The swimming critters were once common in the British countryside, but industrialization and rampaging minks have made them endangered. A new effort seeks to reintroduce them at a northern lake.