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.
AFP (June 15, 2015) A Maasai cricket team played a match in a wildlife conservancy in central Kenya to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos following a massive upsurge in poaching in recent years.
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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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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AP (Aug. 13, 2013) Washington County, Iowa firefighters had an unusual call to fight mud instead of flames. The fire department hosed down Viola and Kelly, two elephants with the Carson and Barnes Circus, at the county ... watch video
National Geographic (Jan. 4, 2012) It's unusual to find a modern factory using equipment that's more than a few decades old. But in Florence, Italy, there's a silk factory that uses hand looms built more than 200 years ago, not as a ... watch video
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