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Threatened with Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

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June 21, 2012
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The Grevy's zebra maybe bigger than their common cousins, but their numbers are far smaller. Only a couple thousand now survive, and conservation groups are confident they can only be saved, if more is done to protect their habitat.


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Argentina Creates Drought-Resistant Gene for Crops

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AFP (Apr. 28, 2012) — Argentina's farmers cannot roll back climate change -– but with a new biotech advance which allows crops to survive in hot, dry climes, they may not need to. One team has found that transferring a sunflower gene into cereal crops like corn and soy can help them to survive longer without water, and even make them more productive. The discovery is being touted as Argentina's next genetically modified "miracle" -- for better and for worse.
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More to Zebra Finch Than Meets the Ear

More to Zebra Finch Than Meets the Ear

Reuters (Feb. 3, 2013) — The common zebra finch may hold the key to improving the lives of people with speech impediments. Researchers in Denmark are looking closely at the birds' vocalization anatomy and say there are links between the mechanics of birdsong and human speech that could be exploited for therapeutic purposes. Basmah Fahim has more.
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RAW VIDEO: Zebra, Horse Corralled After Escaping

RAW VIDEO: Zebra, Horse Corralled After Escaping

AP (Nov. 28, 2012) — The Staten Island Advance reports that a zebra and a miniature horse were spotted trotting through a shopping center parking lot Wednesday. A police spokesman says the animals were corralled and brought back to their owner later.
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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Scientists Reveal All

How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Scientists Reveal All

Reuters (Dec. 27, 2013) — A new study into motion imaging could explain the evolutionary significance of a zebra's stripes, to confuse predators and disease carrying insects by using optical illusions, according to a scientist in the UK. Joel Flynn reports.
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