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Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’
Baby animals
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Baby animals
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Surprise newborn panda twins vocal, ‘very, very active’

Jim Mannion | AFP - August 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Twin cubs born to a rare giant panda called Mei Xiang were doing well Sunday, vocal and "very, very active" after the surprise back-to-back…

Biodiverse Costa Rica announces policy to protect fragile ecosystems
Environment
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Environment
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Biodiverse Costa Rica announces policy to protect fragile ecosystems

The Tico Times - May 23, 2015

Costa Rica marked World Biodiversity Day Friday with a national policy that aims to protect the country’s world famous wildlife and ecosystems. The policy rollout took place…

In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage
Business
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Business
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In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage

Christine Jenkins | Bloomberg News - April 15, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia made little of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used…

Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it
Crocodilians
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Crocodilians
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Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - February 25, 2015

In Pre-Amazonian Peru, the crocodile was king. Seven species of crocodile, to be precise. That's more species of crocodile than have ever been found co-existing in one…