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A Couple’s Labor Of Love Keeps Wilderness Trails Open For Others

After wildland fires destroyed the trails of a little-known wilderness, people said they'd never be rebuilt. One young couple refused to accept that answer.

Flora and Fauna

Oops — Ignore That Email Invitation To A Cookie Monster Cat Party, U.S. Embassy Says

The U.S. embassy in Australia says that someone testing a newsletter platform accidentally sent out the invitation to a 'cat pajama-jam party.'

Flora and Fauna | Science

Steven Wise: If Chimpanzees Can Feel And Think, Should They Also Have Legal Rights?

Animals like chimpanzees are autonomous beings with rich emotional lives, says animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. He's working to get courts to recognize them as "legal persons" and grant them rights.

Flora and Fauna | World

Calvin Klein's Obsession Could Be The Trick To Catching A Tiger

Wildlife officials in India are trying to catch a tiger thought to be responsible for the deaths of several people. So far, no luck. But could the secret to success be under their noses?

Environment | Flora and Fauna | World

With Europe's Hamsters At Risk, Better Call The 'Hamster Commish'

Vienna had a problem: A key construction site threatened the habitat of dozens of hamsters — yes, common hamsters, a protected species in Austria. Here's how the developers saved the little animals.

Arts | Flora and Fauna | Books | Science

'The Ravenmaster' Is Definitely (There) For The Birds

Legend says that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England will fall. Luckily, ravenmaster Chris Skaife is there to care for them, and he's got a new book about these extraordinary birds.

Flora and Fauna | World

Same-Sex Penguin Couple Fosters An Egg In Sydney

The new penguin couple are named Sphen and Magic, and the two males are about to take the leap into parenthood. They are often spotted together, waddling or going for a swim.

Flora and Fauna | Health | World

Goats And Sheep (Indirectly) Fight Fires In Heartwarming BBC Video

The animals are part of a collaboration with shepherds and firefighters [apstyle one word] to stop the spread of wildfires in northern Spain.

Flora and Fauna | Science

Giraffes Inherit Spot Patterns From Their Mamas, Study Says

Scientists have previously hypothesized that spots are conferred at random, or that they are influenced by environmental factors.

Flora and Fauna | Nation

Emotional Support Squirrel A No-Go On Frontier Flight

A woman who tried to fly to Ohio from Orlando with her rodent companion ultimately agreed to exit, after the other passengers were required to deplane and police were called.