Shark That Reproduced Sexually Switches To Asexually, Report Says

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Don't Take A Selfie With An Orangutan, Or You Might Get Slapped

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New Gene-Editing Techniques Hold the Promise Of Altering The Fundamentals Of Life

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Want To Try Goat Yoga? There's A Waiting List

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The hyolith Haplophrentis extends the tentacles of its feeding organ (lophophore) from between its shells. The paired spines, or "helens," are propping the animal up off the ocean floor. Danielle Dufault/(C) Royal Ontario Museum hide caption

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Musi, an African elephant, is one of Fresno Chaffee Zoo's five elephants enrolled in the Elephant Welfare Initiative. Courtesy of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo hide caption

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Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants

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A deer was stuck to ice for over three hours in Simsbury, Conn., on Monday. It was rescued by wildlife officials and the event was streamed via Facebook Live. NBC4 Columbus/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Dungeness crabs for sale at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. California's Dungeness crab season was shut down in 2015, when record high ocean temperatures and lingering toxic algae blooms raised the domoic acid in shellfish to unsafe levels. A new study links dangerously high levels of the neurotoxin to warmer ocean temperatures, suggesting such closures could become more common in the future. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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The Asiatic black bear is now an endangered species, after being captured in the wild and farmed for its bile. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Bears That Inspired 'Adorable' Korean Paralympic Mascot Live In Caged Captivity

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Dead Pitches: The Curse Of The Christmas Tree Bugs

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SeaWorld's Orca Tilikum, Subject Of 'Blackfish' Documentary, Dies

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This shark may look menacing, but sautee it and drizzle some lemon caper sauce on top, and this dogfish becomes doggone delicious. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Would You Eat This Fish? A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

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Kiyoshi Kimura (center) poses with the Pacific bluefin tuna he won for about $632,000 at the Tsukiji fish market's annual New Year auction. The fish weighs about 466 pounds. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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Northern Elephant Seals Gather Along California Coast

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Expanding Human Habitat Puts Giraffe Population At Risk

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