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A 747 Carried 2 Beluga Whales From China To Iceland

Naturally, transporting the whales — each about 13 feet long — was a huge logistical headache. Trainers have been preparing the belugas for the journey and for their new life in open water.

Flora and Fauna | World

'Starving' Polar Bear Wanders Into Siberian Town

Residents in the town of Norilsk in northern Siberia were surprised to see the female bear, who reportedly appeared to be exhausted and looking for food.

Flora and Fauna | Nation

Whale Watchers Accused Of Loving Endangered Orcas To Death

The question of whether boat-based watching tours are really harmless has become more urgent in Washington state, where Southern Resident killer whales have been declining since the 1990s.

Flora and Fauna | Science | Nation

Bald Eagle Caught Elegantly ... Swimming?

A viral video shows another side of the U.S. national bird. As it turns out, bald eagles frequently swim, and move through the water using an avian-style butterfly stroke.

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'Giants Of The Monsoon Forest' Explores The Lives Of Working Elephants In Asia

Geographer Jacob Shell describes the lives of these elephants of mountainous Myanmar and northeastern India that haul timber or transport people with details at once compelling and disturbing.

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Canada Bans Keeping Whales And Dolphins In Captivity

Parliament passed the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act in a move hailed by animal rights activists. Violations are punishable by fines of up to about $150,000 USD.

Flora and Fauna | Nation

Santa Anita Park Resists Call To Suspend Racing After 2 More Horses Die

The weekend deaths of the two horses brings the number of animals that have died at the track since December to 29. But the California park says it will remain open until racing season ends June 23.

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Spotted: A Swarm Of Ladybugs So Huge, It Showed Up On National Weather Service Radar

Meteorologists in Southern California were puzzled by the big blob on the radar — it looked like a rain storm on what was a clear day. Then they realized it was beetles.

Flora and Fauna | Science

You May Be Stressing Out Your Dog

When people who own dogs are stressed, their dogs also get stressed, a new study suggests. It's another indication of how emotionally synchronized dogs and their humans can be.

Flora and Fauna | Business | Nation

Should Racehorses Be Medicated?

Thoroughbred deaths have renewed calls for reform in the horse racing industry. Industry watchers and members of Congress say it's time to address how racehorses are medicated with a bevy of drugs.