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Elephants have long been known to display strong emotions; such as in this amazingly cute clip of an elephant family rushing at full-speed to meet their newest member.  The new rescued baby elephant is named "Dok Geaw", and now happily lives with his adopted herd and caretakers at Elephant Nature Park. When the conservationists at ENP found him, he was orphaned and alone at just nine months old... Orphaned? But How?  Elephants are often hunted for their tusks, and unfortunately mothers are often the target. With no mother, hundreds of baby elephants are left stranded and without hope. One of the many objectives of...

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It's no surprise that such majestic creatures as bald eagles and the lynx are protected species under US law. This law, the Endangered Species Act, was set up to protect species and their habitats. But some leaders and lawmakers say that the ESA is "overdue for MAJOR reform"...   They are now eyeing changes that would eliminate existing protections for threatened species and give greater weight to business interests at the expense of species at risk. In Colorado, USA alone, there are over 34 species listed as endangered or threatened.  “It’ll impact Colorado by making it much harder to conserve threatened and endangered species...

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We've known for decades that elephants have a large capacity for intelligence and emotions...but what exactly is going on inside the brain of an elephant? On average, an elephant's brain is 3 times larger than a human brain. While size alone does not determine how smart an animal is, it certainly shows the potential for deep emotional and intellectual processing. Much of an elephant's brain is dedicated to sensory sensations (feeling around with muscly trunk, for example). However, many elephants have shown that they can problem solve and recognize family members/friends.  Memory is a subject that comes up often when...

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Sea turtle, Sea Turtles -

When we heard the story of Rana, we were inspired by her strength. Rana's story goes beyond just herself, however.  Discovered with hypothermia in Monaco’s port four years ago, Rana became a symbol for change and strength. Hypothermia is a condition marked by extreme blood flow reduction due to cold waters and can be fatal. Adopted and rehabilitated for by the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Rana sprouted the idea of ​​a unique sea turtle care facility for her species. Fully healed and extra healthy, Rana was happily released back to her natural habitat on 19 June. The tale begins 9 April 2014. A very young loggerhead sea...

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Sea turtle, Sea Turtles -

Most students look forward to the end of the school year so that they can have the freedom to have fun with friends. But Texas Tech University students started their summer breaks unlike most: saving baby sea turtles. Through the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) at the university, eight bright and compassionate students traveled to Costa Rica for 10 days. According to KAMC, these student volunteers worked tirelessly to build signs, look for nests and beautify the environment so sea turtles have a better chance for survival. "90 percent of sea turtles that hit the water die....

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