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Three Men Arrested For Selling A Ton Of Turtles
Three men in Florida were charged with multiple felonies after harvesting, selling, and buying around a ton of freshwater turtles. The commercial harvesting of freshwater turtles is illegal in Florida, due to the over harvesting in other parts of the world for food. The law was put in place not only to protect the species, but allow Americans to experience wild turtles in their natural habitat...
Mick Joest 2014-07-17
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Activists Take Aim At Hawaiian Fisheries
As a kid, the only redeeming factor about going to my doctor or dentist was the ginormous fish tank full of colorful fish, coral and sea life. The fish we had at home weren't the exotic variety we saw when getting our teeth pulled, and some activists are concerned that those tropical sea creatures are falling victim to a dangerous business
Courtney Flannery 2014-07-03
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Dinosaurs Weren't Warm Or Cold Blooded?
Turns out dinosaurs weren’t the cold-blooded lizards you once thought them to be. The crazy thing is, they weren’t warm-blooded either, but actually somewhere in between. So dinosaurs were lukewarm-blooded? It’s a bit more complicated than that...
Mick Joest 2014-06-23
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Rats Can Feel Regret Just Like You
According to the Christian Science Monitor, rats may experience the emotion of regret just like humans do. A research team at the University of Minnesota carried out an interesting experiment to capture the rodents' emotions. You know that feeling of regret, like when you've eaten too many burritos or maxed out your credit card buying a fancy blender on Amazon.
Courtney Flannery 2014-06-11
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WTF?! Chimps Are Beating Humans In Strategy Games?
Guys we messed up. We ran too many tests and trained chimps to the point where they are now better than us at strategy games! Well I say that, but if you were to go to your local zoo and challenge a chimp to a game of Risk he might just bite your face off.
Mick Joest 2014-06-11
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Zebras Are Migrating An Incredible Distance Across Africa
Animals are moving en masse across the Serengeti. Specifically they’re travelling through Tanzania to Kenya, but Serengeti sounds so much cooler. This migration is the longest of any African mammal to date and includes 750,000 zebras, 1.2 million wildebeests, and varying numbers of gazelles and elands.
Mick Joest 2014-05-29
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Goat Reunites With His Best Pal In This Heartwarming Video
Mr. G is a goat that was rescued from an animal hoarding situation and is now living in a sanctuary. After six days of not eating, rescuers were stumped as to why this otherwise perfectly healthy goat was not eating. It turns out Mr. G was sad about losing his best friend, a donkey named Jellybean, who had been shipped to another place of refuge.
Mick Joest 2014-05-28
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Fruit Flies Can Think?!
I’ve always viewed flies as mindless beasts of burden, put mainly on this Earth to aggravate me and land all over my delicious food. I believe I’m still right about most of that, minus the whole mindless thing. Studies are now showing that fruit flies can indeed “think” before making decisions.
Mick Joest 2014-05-28
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Watch This Pig Wake Up To Eat A Cookie
If you give a pig a cookie, he’s going to eat it. He’s a pig after all, what do you expect? Pigs are the type of animals, as evidenced by this video, to not let anything get in the way of their food, even sleep. I would wager however, that most people would awake to eat a cookie so I can’t hold it against him.
Mick Joest 2014-05-19
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Daring Elephant Rescue Caught On Film
A daring rescue that looks like something out of a Disney movie is caught on camera. Elephants band together to save one of the young in their herd when it gets swept downstream by a strong current. Moments captured like this really make you wonder the capacity of other mammals and how they think.
Mick Joest 2014-05-15
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A Tiny Bug Is The Fastest Land Animal
Animals are my favorite thing about living on this dumb, big blue orb. They make existing in a stressful and sometimes just not fun place a lot better. I love cats, especially, and have a soft spot for any animal that has an amazing talent.. I'm fascinated by the speed, agility and strength many creatures have. But when I found out the mighty cheetah, which I had always been told was the fastest thing on legs and one of my favorite animals of all time, wasn't actually the fastest land animal, I was completely shocked.
Courtney Flannery 2014-04-30
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Watch This Fat Hamster Stuff His Fat Face
Who woulda thunk watching a hamster chowing down on carrots could be so entertaining? In this video we relearn what we first learned back in grade school, hamsters can hold an insane amount of food in their cheeks. Well, not really an insane amount, I can get four carrots in my mouth, but for a hamster that’s huge.
Mick Joest 2014-04-24
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Harvard Study Shows Monkeys Can Do Math
If “monkey see” is equal to “monkey do” then how are we just now figuring out they can add?! A team of Rhesus monkeys were able to determine values for several numeric and Arabic symbols in a recent study leading to compelling evidence that monkey’s can do Math. This has led to the conclusion of many scientists that perhaps we've misjudged the capability of our furry friends.
Mick Joest 2014-04-24
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Looks Like We Finally Know Why Zebras Have Stripes
An animal's pattern is actually more useful than for human's vanity, it can be camouflage or used to attract mates or serve many other purposes. The zebra's striking striped pattern has been one scientists haven't been able to quite explain, until now.
Courtney Flannery 2014-04-03
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Danish Zoo Euthanizes Giraffe, Performs Autopsy For School Children
The Copenhagen Zoo killed one of its giraffes, a “surplus” as they called the creature, and fed it to the lions. Aside from forcing what happens in nature, there isn’t anything spectacularly weird about this decision. The zoo maintains that just because the giraffe, named Marius, was a big cuddly looking animal doesn’t mean it’s not still just an animal that otherwise would have been eaten out in the wild.
Steve West 2014-02-10
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