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Cassowaries

Cassowaries (genus Casuarius) are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. Some nearby islands also have small cassowary populations. Read More



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The Secret Lives of Grizzlies

The first time Lynne Nelson entered a den of hibernating grizzly bears, she felt a little nervous. The captive bears had known her since they were babies, but they hadn't eaten in weeks. And each young-adult animal weighed more than 150 pounds. They weren Read More

Making the most of a meal

For decades, people have been telling each other, “You are what you eat” — meaning that the nutrition in a person’s diet affects his or her health. It doesn’t mean, for example, that if you eat a plant, you become a plant. At least, not for people. For Read More

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Lucky Survival for Black Cats

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Ozone is a chemical that can be both friend and foe to human beings — depending on where it is. In the atmosphere, high overhead, ozone protects Earth from harmful radiation that comes from the sun. Read More

Fossil Forests

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Blue Jays

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Longer lives for wild elephants

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People often visit parks to find a sense of peace and solitude they can't get at home. Animals use sounds to communicate with one another. Read More

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Giant Panda

The Giant panda is a mammal classified in the bear family, Ursidae, native to central and southern China. The Giant panda has a very distinctive black-and-white coat, and adults measure around 1.5m long and around 75cm tall at the shoulder. Read More

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