The Poecilotheria metallica is a species of tarantula that reflects a metallic blue color. It is just one of many tarantulas for sale in Ken "The Bug Guy" MacNeil's pet store. Price: $200.
The body parts of black bears are harvested all around the world, for use in Asian cooking and medicine. A new rule in New York aims to more closely monitor hunters who trade in body parts.
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The arrival of African elephants at a Tucson zoo prompted a call for the zoo's fans to contribute leafy snacks. This file photo shows African elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in 2011.
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Researchers studied baboons, including this one, and found that with training, they could distinguish real four-letter English words from four letters that weren't a word.