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Wild cockatoos learn to open bins by copying others—first evidence of social learning
Wild cockatoos learn to open bins by copying others—first evidence of social learning
Extreme heat triggers mass die-offs and stress for wildlife in the West
Extreme heat triggers mass die-offs and stress for wildlife in the West
Falcons up close
Falcons up close
Beach warning signs are easily ignored by swimmers, as shark bites increase
Beach warning signs are easily ignored by swimmers, as shark bites increase
These bunny-faced animals have an unusual strategy for surviving winter
These bunny-faced animals have an unusual strategy for surviving winter
The wild celebrities of Japan's national parks
The wild celebrities of Japan's national parks

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