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Give a round of app-paws for the 3 new breeds in the National Dog Show

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A twin engine turboprop airplane crashed onto the green of the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee, Wis. Tuesday morning. HAWS Staff/Humane Animal Welfare Society hide caption

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The black flying fox is one of the bats in Australia that carries the Hendra virus — which sometimes spills over to horses, and humans, with devastating impact. Scientists are trying to figure out what triggers spillovers — and how to stop them. Pat Jones hide caption

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An elegant way to stop deadly Hendra virus spillovers from bats to horses ... to us

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In an experiment conducted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, bees could make their way through an unobstructed path to a feeding area or opt for a detour into a chamber with wooden balls (toys). Many took the detour. Odd Andersen/Associated Press hide caption

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Gabriel Jorgewich Cohen began researching whether turtle species — and other vertebrates thought to be mute — make sounds by recording his own pet turtles. The hydrophone used for recording can be seen on the left. Gabriel Jorgewich Cohen hide caption

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Dozens of species were assumed to be mute — until they were recorded making sounds

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Somers holds a baby box turtle, which could live to be 100 years old. The Box Turtle Connection plans to study turtles like these for at least the next century with the help of dedicated volunteers. Martin Kane/University of North Carolina at Greensboro hide caption

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How do you save the beloved box turtle? A 100-year-long study

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Barred owls are known to be aggressive and territorial. A barred owl similar to this one recently attacked a Washington state woman — twice. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An owl twice attacked a Washington woman. A biologist says it's becoming more common

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The Skansen Aquarium's entrance, part of the zoo on Djurgarden island, where a deadly snake escaped on Saturday via a light fixture in the ceiling of its glass enclosure, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday. Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP hide caption

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William Simpson with a 2-year-old Appaloosa colt near the Soda Mountain Wilderness area, straddling the Oregon and California border, in July 2022. Michelle Gough hide caption

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Preventing wildfire with the Wild Horse Fire Brigade

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Sea turtle activities are conducted under Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Marine Turtle Permits. Turtle images were acquired while conducting authorized research. Jake Lasala hide caption

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There have been a few long term studies of the box turtle that looked at box turtle populations over several decades. The studies showed big population declines—75 percent or more. Nell Greenfieldboyce/NPR hide caption

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100 Years Of Box Turtles

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Injured black kites at Wildlife Rescue, a clinic run by brothers Nadeem Shehzad and Muhammad Saud in Delhi. Over the past 12 years, they've treated nearly 26,000 of the raptors. The brothers are featured in a new prize-winning documentary, All That Breathes, opening in the U.S. this month and coming to HBO in 2023. Javed Dar/Xinhua via Getty Images hide caption

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A Scarlet Tanager perches on a branch. In the Neversink Mounatin Preserve in Lower Alsace Township Tuesday afternoon June 22, 2021. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images hide caption

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