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Scientists released six rare Schaus swallowtail butterflies on an island off the coast of Miami Monday, hoping to repopulate a species that was down to just four known living specimens in the wild in 2012. (June 9) Video provided by AP

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Rare Florida Panther Released Into the Wild

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