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Macaws Freed in Mexican Park

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August 15, 2013
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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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Budget Cuts' "Impact on Wildlife" at Everglades

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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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AP (June 6, 2014) — Police discovered a hippopotamus wandering through the streets of a Mexican town early Thursday morning after a walk in the park with its owner. (June 6) Video provided by AP
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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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