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Sea Lion Spotted With The Strangest Thing Around His Neck

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Earlier this month, beachgoers in Argentina were shocked to find a sea lion carrying some extra weight around his neck.  The large marine mammal had accidentally inserted his head into a rubber tire while swimming. Now, the piece of trash was slowly cutting off his airway. Volunteers with the Fundacion Fauna Argentina (FFA) knew that […]

The Exceptional Christmas Bird Counts on Great Salt Lake

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“There is a stripy chicken-like bird back here, holding its neck up and waving it around!” said an exuberant first-time Christmas Bird Count participant. The unconventional description was good enough for us to know exactly what she had seen: an American Bittern, which turned out to be the “bird of the day” for this specific […]

People Want To Tear Down This Rare Cat’s Home To Build Malls

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The Florida panther is one of the rarest wild cats on the planet and also one of the most beloved — the cat is Florida’s official animal — but a new plan could bring extinction much closer. Credit: FWC This endangered cat, a subspecies of the cougar, depends on having enough habitat to survive, but […]

New Trump Administration Water Rule Puts Bird Habitat in Jeopardy

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WASHINGTON &mdash The Trump Administration today released a draft rule that dramatically reduces the amount of wetlands and streams which are protected underneath the 1972 Water That Is Clean Act. If finalized, the rule would exempt from protection some streams and wetlands which are only wet for area of the year, from Water That Is […]

Sweet Bald Creature Was Found Roaming Streets In Search Of Food

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With pink, scaly skin and barely-there wisps of hair along her back, the strange animal was almost completely bald. Sickly and very weak, she came from yard to yard, tipping over garbage cans and climbing into dumpsters looking for food. Initially glance, homeowners within the California neighborhood weren&rsquot sure who &mdash or perhaps what &mdash […]