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Dancing Sea Lion Keeps the Beat

April 2, 2013
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Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz trained a sea lion named Ronan to bob her head in time with rhythmic sounds. Aside from parrots, she is the first non-human mammal that can independently keep a beat -- and she looks really cute doing it -- to The Backstreet Boys and Earth, Wind and Fire. Kristina Behr has the details.

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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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RAW VIDEO: Lion Cubs Make Debut at Gaza City Zoo

RAW VIDEO: Lion Cubs Make Debut at Gaza City Zoo

AP (Nov. 20, 2013) — A pair of lion cubs are making their public debut at a zoo in Gaza City. They're believed to be the first lion cubs born in Gaza. The mother, a four-year-old African lioness had the litter on Sunday. (Nov. 20)
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Oregon Zoo 'Baby Proofing' Outdoor Lion Exhibit for Adorable Cubs

Oregon Zoo 'Baby Proofing' Outdoor Lion Exhibit for Adorable Cubs

Buzz60 (Nov. 4, 2013) — Workers at the Oregon Zoo in Portland are working to 'baby-proof' the lion exhibit to make sure the habitat is safe for the zoo's adorable seven-week-old lion cubs. Jen Markham has a preview of what the cubs' romp in their outdoor enclosure will look like.
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Chinese Zoo Disguises Dog as Lion, Visitors Outraged

Chinese Zoo Disguises Dog as Lion, Visitors Outraged

Newsy (Aug. 15, 2013) — It didn't take long for visitors to realize the "lion" was really a dog when it began barking inside the lion's enclosure.
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