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With plenty of honking, flapping, and fluttering, more than three dozen Caribbean flamingos at Zoo Miami were rounded up today as the iconic exhibit was closed for renovations. (April 17) Video provided by AP

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Reuters (May 13, 2012) — The Denver Zoo is vying to become the greenest zoo in the world with the installation of a new energy system run entirely on waste. Using a process called gasification - engineers at the zoo have developed a technique they say will convert animal dung and human trash into enough energy to run the zoo's new 10 acre elephant exhibit.
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'Tasty' Cicadas Invade US East Coast

'Tasty' Cicadas Invade US East Coast

AFP (June 2, 2013) — Billions of cicadas insects are awakening from a 17-year rest along the US East Coast -- part of a cyclical birth and reproductive frenzy that is a delight to entomologists but a noisy onslaught for communities from North Carolina to Connecticut.
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Half Croissant, Half Donut, 'Cronut' Takes NY by Storm

Half Croissant, Half Donut, 'Cronut' Takes NY by Storm

AFP (June 16, 2013) — What do you get when you cross a buttery French croissant with a deep-fried, crispy US donut? You get pastry chef Dominique Ansel's "cronut", a creation that has sparked a food frenzy among sweet-toothed New Yorkers.
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RAW VIDEO: Alaska Zoo Polar Bear, Wolf Run for "President"

RAW VIDEO: Alaska Zoo Polar Bear, Wolf Run for "President"

AP (Sep. 5, 2012) — The Alaska Zoo is conducting a "presidential election" between a polar bear and a gray wolf in a fundraising and promotion effort. According to the zoo's development director, the winner will claim zoo presidency.
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