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Dog Named Elvis Trained to Detect Pregnancies in Polar Bears

November 20, 2013
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A dog named Elvis is trained to detect polar bear pregnancies, by sniffing out their fecal waste. Leigh Scheps explains and has more on the latest bear that may be carrying at SeaWorld San Diego.

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