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Mexican Park Gives Macaws New Lease on Life

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May 6, 2013
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Mexico's Xcaret Ecological Park is reporting progress in its efforts to revive the country's struggling population of scarlet macaws. Human activity has led to a precipitous decline of the species in its natural jungle habitat, but the park says its captive breeding program is helping restore the spectacular bird to its former glory in the wild.


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Reuters (Aug. 15, 2013) — A breeding program in Mexico makes its third release of macaws into the wild this year as part of its effort to revive the country's struggling population of scarlet macaws.
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Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt

Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt

AP (Oct. 6, 2014) — A mutt in Alabama is known as that dog that wouldn't die after he survived a euthanasia attempt by a local animal shelter. The dog, who's new name is Lazarus, is now finding a new lease on life with his adopted family. (Oct. 6) Video provided by AP
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Budget Cuts' "Impact on Wildlife" at Everglades

Budget Cuts' "Impact on Wildlife" at Everglades

AP (Feb. 26, 2013) — Tourists won't see an immediate impact from automatic budget cuts at Everglades National Park, but a top official says wildlife programs could suffer. Park Superintendent Dan Kimball says there are already 17 vacancies at the park.
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Adorably Needy Penguin Is in Love With Zookeeper

Adorably Needy Penguin Is in Love With Zookeeper

Buzz60 (Feb. 13, 2014) — A penguin at Matsue Vogel Park in Japan seems to have chosen one of her human caretakers as her life partner. A video posted by the park shows just how attached she is to her new love. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story. Video provided by Buzz60
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