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The Oregon-born wolf known as OR93 near Yosemite, Calif. in February 2021. The wolf thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California, but was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle. California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP hide caption

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The New Orleans Audubon Zoo has taken in the 7-month-old jaguar that was rescued from wildlife trafficking. The jaguar was rescued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. AP hide caption

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Honey bees store the nutritious sweet treat in honeycomb. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bee Superfood: Exploring Honey's Chemical Complexities

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Nicknamed the "smiling hippo," Otis, a 45-year-old male river hippopotamus at the San Diego Zoo, has died. Otis had been under care for degenerative joint and spinal disease and a decision to euthanize him was made last weekend when his condition declined dramatically. Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via AP hide caption

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Blair Braverman is a contributing editor to Outside Magazine. She's also appeared on the Discovery reality show Naked and Afraid, in which she and a partner were left in a remote area of South Africa without clothes, food or water for three weeks. Nathaniel Wilder/Harper Collins hide caption

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Don't get dragged! Iditarod musher shares tales from the trail

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The ringed antpipit (corythopis torquatus) was among the 77 species examined in the recent study. Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption

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Amazon birds are shrinking as the climate warms, prompting warning from scientists

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A young girl in a yellow dress is standing in the middle of a large gallery space at ARTECHOUSE in Washington, DC. There's an image of a neuron projected onto her, the walls, and the ground. ARTECHOUSE Team hide caption

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Experiencing The Emergence, Life And Death of A Neuron

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The adventurous Adélie penguin is seen on the coast of Banks Peninsula in New Zealand on Friday after travelling from its natural habitat in Antarctica. Allanah Purdie/Department of Conservation New Zealand/Reuters hide caption

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Two American flamingos tussle in their exhibit space at Zoo Miami, in 2016. The flamingo is one of several birds being considered for a new Florida state bird to replace the mockingbird. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Scientists investigate a humpback whale by boat and by drone in the surface waters near the west Antarctic Peninsula. Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab under NOAA permit 14809-03 and ACA permits 2015-011 and 2020-016 hide caption

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The biggest whales can eat the equivalent of 80,000 Big Macs in one day

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An Orca, Lolita at Miami Seaquarium. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption

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For 51 years this killer whale has lived in a tiny tank. Now her health is at risk

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A polar bear eats a pumpkin in the zoo in Hanover, Germany, 26 October 2017. Pumpkins are a source of enrichment for the animals and a way to draw visitors to the zoos. Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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When confronted with a spider-like 3-D model, jumping spiders freeze and back away slowly, especially if the model has eyes. Daniela Roessler hide caption

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An ant is host of the parasitic Ophiocordyceps fungus. Katja Schulz/Flickr hide caption

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The zombies living in our midst

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"This parasite detaches the fish's tongue, attaches itself to the fish's mouth, and becomes its tongue," the Galveston Island State Park says, describing the parasitic tongue-eating louse. Galveston Island State Park hide caption

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