Vijayan's night frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani), a 13.6 mm miniature-sized frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats in India, sits comfortably on a thumbnail. It is one of seven newly discovered frog species. SD Biju hide caption

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Study Questions Success Of Gabon's Wildlife Protection Measures

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At approximately 66 years old, Wisdom, the world's oldest known breeding bird in the wild, is a mother again at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial in Hawaii. Naomi Blinick/USFWS Volunteer hide caption

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Susan Gallagher, chief naturalist at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Pennsylvania, examines the eagle that died from lead poisoning. Kevin Spotts hide caption

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Lead Ammunition Poisons Wildlife But Too Expensive To Change, Hunters Say

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Hundreds Of Whales Get Stranded And Die On New Zealand Shore

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On one Alaskan island, reindeer have eaten the lichen faster than it could regrow. They're now digging up roots and grazing on grass. Courtesy of Paul Melovidov hide caption

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When Their Food Ran Out, These Reindeer Kept Digging

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In New Zealand, sheep outnumber people 6 to 1. Jason Oxenham/Getty Images hide caption

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Legend Loses Sheep Shearing Match To New Zealand's Prime Minister

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A red-eyed tree frog found in the jungle in Costa Rica. Emma Napper/BBC America hide caption

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Nature's Ready For Her Close-Up: 'Planet Earth II' Returns In Ultra High-Def

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Beekeepers Glen Andresen and Tim Wessels are trying to breed a honey bee that is more resilient to colder climates. Kathryn Boyd-Batstone/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Rumor the German shepherd basks in the attention after winning Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday. She beat out a field of more than 2,800 dogs to take the top prize. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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