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Sea Lion as Scientist: Animals Help Stop Decline

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January 2, 2013
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Seventy-five percent of Steller Sea Lions have vanished in the North Pacific. Now, a team of researchers near Vancouver, British Columbia, is working with trained sea lions to figure out why the population is in such steep decline.


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RAW VIDEO: Two Iberian Lynxes Released Into the Wilderness in Jaen, Spain

RAW VIDEO: Two Iberian Lynxes Released Into the Wilderness in Jaen, Spain

EFE (June 21, 2013) — Two Iberian lynxes, one male and one female, were freed in Jaen, Spain, on Friday in an attempt to strengthen the species' presence in the area and stop the decline of the iconic feline's population in Spain. The specimens, Jazz and Joaninha, were taken from a Portuguese breeding center Thursday afternoon to avoid high temperatures and possible dehydration. Both animals were selected due to the fact that they both have the optimal physical conditions needed to be inserted into the Spanish wilderness. Nine cubs, including Jazz and Joaninha, have been placed in the area since 2013, a sum which adds to the total lynx population in Spain of 300.
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Tanzania: The Serengeti Must Survive

Tanzania: The Serengeti Must Survive

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) — The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the whole eco-system. Millions of animals move about the savanna in search of food and water, but climate change has altered the rainy and dry seasons. That affects many animals' food sources. We look at how the Frankfurt Zoological Society is working together with park authorities to save the animals' habitat.
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War Animal Monument

War Animal Monument

Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 5, 2012) — Throughout military history, animals have gone to war with humans. They served in wars that men started, and their loyalty is scarcely mentioned. To mark the sacrifices animals made for mankind, a monument for animals killed in wars was unveiled this past Saturday.
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Chinese Zoo Disguises Dog as Lion

Chinese Zoo Disguises Dog as Lion

Buzz60 (Aug. 15, 2013) — A zoo in China is under fire for putting a dog in a cage instead of a lion. According to a local newspaper, the People's Park zoo had a Tibetan mastiff in place of an African lion. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has more on what a zoo employee says happened.
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