Elephant Rescue in Cambodia

This is a beautiful video of a rescue of several elephants trapped in an old bomb crater in Cambodia that was created during the Vietnam War.  

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Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox The arctic fox survives cold temperatures as low as –58°F in the Arctic.  Their staple food is lemmings but they are not too picky and will eat whatever is available.  This video shows how the arctic fox jumps up and dives head first into the snow looking for lemmings.  Looks painful but it does …

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The Secret Lives of Plants

Scientists plan to develop a three-dimensional map of Earth's vegetation. By knowing the extent of forests from existing maps, as well as the heights of the canopy from the new instruments, researchers will then be able to estimate how much plant matter -- and therefore how much carbon -- is present. As trees grow, they …

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China Announces Ban on Domestic Ivory Trade by End of 2017

  China decided to join other countries that ban ivory trade .   China announced that the country will shut down it domestic ivory trade by end of 2017.  China is believed to support 70% of the overall ivory market.  China currently has 34 ivory production companies and 134 ivory retail shops.   Last year, China's President …

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Venus Flytraps Being Poached to Extinction in North Carolina

Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant that grows in the wild only within 90-miles of Wilmington, North Carolina.  The plant catches insects and uses them for nutrition.  The plants leaves have hair.  When an insect contacts a hair on the leaf, the trap closes if a another hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first …

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Tiger population in the wild growing for the first time in 100 years

Tiger populations have been in steady decline for almost a century.  Tiger populations in the wild reached a low of 3200 in 2010 but have increased back up to 3,890 in 2016.  The countries with tiger populations came together in 2010 to come up with a goal of reaching 6000 tigers in the wild by …

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Can We Resurrect the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

The last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in captivity in 1936.  A 6-month-old pup of a Tasmanian tiger had been preserved in alcohol since 1866 in a museum.   In 2013, Australian scientists successfully extracted intact genes from their specimen in the hope of reviving the extinct species via cloning.  Professor Mike Archer, professor …

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