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Howzat? A Very Unusual Cricket Match

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October 10, 2013
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Summary:
Field crickets face off against one another in Beijing at the annual National Cricket Fighting Championships, carrying on a uniquely Chinese sport which dates back more than 1,000 years. Tara Cleary reports.


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Spring Loaded Cricket Takes Water in Stride

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Reuters (Dec. 4, 2012) — The tiny pygmy mole cricket, native to South Africa, has been revealed to be a spring-loaded, water-leaping wonder bug, capable of jumping many times its body length off the surface of water. The discovery was made by Cambridge University zoology professor Malcom Burrows who, with engineer colleague, Dr Gregory Sutton, filmed the amazing creature in action.
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Baby Monkey Escapes Death and Recovers in Rio's Zoo

Baby Monkey Escapes Death and Recovers in Rio's Zoo

AFP (May 23, 2012) — "Lequinho" is a vervet monkey (Cercopithecus pygerythrus) that weighs just under a pound and measures 35cm, without counting the tail. Two months ago, he lost his mother at birth in Rio de Janeiro's zoo. The grandmother of the baby monkey unsuccessfully tried to breastfeed him. "Lequinho" was very weak and had to be brought under the care of the zoo's veterinaries. Now he is a strong, healthy and very playful monkey.
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Raw: Orangutan Predicts German Soccer Winner

Raw: Orangutan Predicts German Soccer Winner

AP (May 15, 2014) — The outcome of a German soccer match was predicted by an orangutan at a zoo in Dortmund, Germany on Thursday. "Walter" picked his hometown team of Dortmund by ripping the team's scarf out of a ball, and putting it over his head. (May 15) Video provided by AP
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Thailand's Elephants Hit by World Cup Fever

Thailand's Elephants Hit by World Cup Fever

AFP (June 9, 2014) — World Cup fever hits Thailand in a match pitting elephants against students. Duration: 00:37 Video provided by AFP
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