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Top 10 Endangered Species

Every year, new animals populate the endangered species list. In honor of Endangered Species Day on May 16th, we recognize this year's list and hope for a future for each of them. While some animal…

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Shark-Fin Soup Banned At China’s State Banquets

China has banned shark-fin soup from official government banquets and receptions, according to a report from the state-run Xinhua news agency, part of a crackdown on political extravagance that also c…

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10 Scary Facts About Bats For Halloween

Happy Halloween! The swooping, black bat is a common symbol of this holiday, and many people are terrified by the thought of encountering a bat at night. Despite their spooky image, bats are far…

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10 Rarest Dog Breeds

  Whether because of geography, outdated usage, or unpopularity, there are several breeds of dog that are virtually unknown to dog lovers across the globe. Check out some of the rarest dog bre…

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20 Surprising Animals You Didn’t Know Are Going Extinct

When it comes to the Endangered Species List, some animals stand out as celebrities: polar bears, giant pandas, rhinos, snow leopards... But sadly, the list is so extensive that there are many speci…

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5 Shocking At-Risk Species Still on U.S. Menus

By Emily Sohn, Discovery Channel Even if you read educational materials at zoos and donate money to conservation organizations, your eating habits may be unintentionally undermining the threatene…

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8 of the World’s Rarest Mammals (Slideshow)

  With populations ranging from a few hundred to just a few dozen, these mammals are among the rarest, and most endangered, creatures on earth. Click through to discover some of the planet's m…

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“Elvis” Monkey, Psychedelic Gecko Discovered in Mekong

A monkey with a hairdo similar to Elvis and a psychedelic-colored gecko were among new species reported in Southeast Asia's Mekong River delta region in 2010, according to the World Wildlife Federatio…

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Very Rare Wild Cat Spotted in Arizona

An endangered ocelot was seen by a man working on his yard in an area of southern Arizona. His dogs had been barking at an unidentified animal, which climbed a tree, so the man reported it to Arizona …

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Bear Population Recovering in Mississippi

In 1932 due to excessive hunting and habitat loss the black bear population in Mississippi had been reduced to less than twelve. At that time they were given statewide protection. By 1974 black bears …

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