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National Parks

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  • 'Save L.A. Cougars' campaign calls for Agoura Hills wildlife crossing

    With the Griffith Park mountain lion as their poster puma, the National Wildlife Federation and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund have joined forces to raise money for a wildlife crossing at the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills.
  • North Carolina cracks down on Venus flytrap poachers

    RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Being the rare kind of plant that eats living things, the Venus flytrap tends to be thought of as an aggressor, its spiked leaves trapping insects with a murderous snap before devouring them. But in the plant's only natural home...

    Monkey see, monkey kill: The evolutionary roots of lethal combat

    Monkey see, monkey kill: The evolutionary roots of lethal combat
    The killings are often swift and brutal: An overwhelming force of chimpanzees will pin their fellow primate to the ground as dozens of attackers commence to biting, punching, kicking and ripping at the victim's body.  "They'll tear off pieces of the...

    No place to hide for Africa's pangolins amid China buying spree

    DAKAR/LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Alongside dirt roads twisting through the dense tropical forests of Gabon, the scaly bodies of lifeless long-snouted pangolins dangle from sticks stuck in the ground by hunters. The pangolin, a mammal that looks like an...

    Scientists probe secrets of Dry Tortugas

    MIAMI In the remotest part of the Florida Keys, 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by boat or seaplane, there's an underwater world filled with habitats as happening as Miami's hottest nightclubs. Several species of grouper, snapper and...