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Camel Breeders Count Losses in Rajasthan

November 13, 2013
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For Rajasthan's camel herders the Pushkar fair is the one time of the year for them to sell off their young camels. But with demand for the animals in steady decline, many are returning home out of pocket and with unsold camels.

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Citizen Census Takers Join Australia's Great Koala Count

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Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) — Australian ecologists have recruited teams of citizen-scientists to help count koalas in New South Wales and Queensland. The iconic marsupial is listed as vulnerable in both states, but through programmes like the Great Koala Count, the researchers hope to keep track of the animals so they can better protect them. Rob Muir reports.
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How Alcohol Might Reduce Sperm Quality

How Alcohol Might Reduce Sperm Quality

Newsy (Oct. 3, 2014) — A new study found increased alcohol intake negatively affects sperm count in Danish men. Heavy drinkers' sperm count decreased by up to a third. Video provided by Newsy
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Polish Snail Farms Inch Towards Huge Potential

Polish Snail Farms Inch Towards Huge Potential

AFP (June 11, 2013) — Thanks to a climate that snails love, Poland is aiming to become a major exporter of the gastropods, which are enjoyed as a delicacy in France, Spain and Italy. Although large-scale snail breeders are still few and far between in Poland, brisk sales of this "slow food" suggest a bright future for the Polish snail business.
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Prickly Pocket Pets Gaining Popularity

Prickly Pocket Pets Gaining Popularity

AP (June 2, 2014) — A growing number of American homes are keeping African pygmy hedgehogs as pets. They have an internet fan base and breeders say they have huge waiting lists for the often cuddly hedgehogs. (June 2) Video provided by AP
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