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Possum Pest Feeds Thriving Fur Industry in New Zealand

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The possum, a cuddly-looking marsupial protected in its native Australia, has become a reviled feral pest in New Zealand, its fur providing a lucrative sideline for hunters who supply a burgeoning luxury goods industry.

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AP (Oct. 10, 2013) — Off to the races: A Wisconsin pest management company paints numbers on cockroaches and then races them every year for sport. The company is donating $500 to the Fisher House Foundation on behalf of the winning team. (Oct. 10)
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Xinhua News Agency (July 15, 2012) — Tibetan antelopes fell prey to poachers due to their silky fur and thus became an endangered species.
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Four Red Panda Cubs Make Debut at Bronx Zoo

Four Red Panda Cubs Make Debut at Bronx Zoo

Reuters (Nov. 7, 2013) — Appearing more like black and red balls of fur, four red panda cubs clumsily negotiate tree limbs and a trail behind older pandas during their debut. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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