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Do you want to go to the park? Mango Doucleff, of San Francisco, responds to her favorite command by perking up her ears and tilting her head. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

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A group of wild turkeys surrounds Joanna Tierno on Mason Avenue in Staten Island. She loves to see the birds roaming the streets of her neighborhood. Courtesy of David Karopkin hide caption

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Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

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A 40-pound tom turkey flaps his wing as Chris Conley carries him to a pen at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., on Friday. The farm raises approximately 20,000 broad-breasted white turkeys per year. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

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A turkey vulture makes quick work of a dead rabbit at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline park in Oakland, Calif. Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden/Corbis hide caption

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

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Giant African land snails, like this one found in Florida in 2011, eat almost any plant. Florida officials are determined to eradicate the invasive pest. Andrew Derksen/Florida Department of Agriculture/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Florida's Hunt For Giant Snails Leads To 'Smelly Easter Eggs'

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Russian Police Force Wants To Enlist Reindeer

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Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Encourages Chinese To Stop Buying Ivory

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Slow-cooked New York bear meat has been described as like beef stew, but with "a little stronger texture and a little gamier flavor." David Sommerstein /North Country Public Radio hide caption

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Feds List Gunnison Sage Grouse As Threatened Species

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Surprise! Not one of these things contains a single speck of blue pigment. Evan Leeson/Bob Peterson/lowjumpingfrog/Look Into My Eyes/Flickr hide caption

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

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Fishermen Ed Stewart (left) and Tannis Goodsen mend groundfishing nets on Merrill Wharf, in Portland, Maine, last November. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In Gulf Of Maine As Stocks Dwindle

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