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A Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis Papua) walks across the rocky beach at Yankee Harbour in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Seychelles magpie-robin at the protected Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles. James Warwick/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 1 Million Species Are At Risk Of Disappearing. Humans Should Act Now

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Foxtrot and Gemma Snowdon of the U.N.'s World Food Programme, who rescued the lost 4-week-old puppy. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Lost Pup Finds New Life As Humanitarian Mascot In Refugee Camp

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Birds wade on the banks of the Imjin. Kim Seung-ho tallied 32 species of birds in the CCZ in a single morning. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrives. Some Conservationists Worry Peace Could Disrupt It

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Rohingya refugees use a mock elephant during a training session on how to respond to elephant incursions at the Kutupalong refugee camp. The massive refugee camp sits in what used to be a migratory path for elephants moving between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Elephants Pose A Threat To Rohingya Refugees

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Starr, a female bald eagle, looks over her eaglets in a nest along the Mississippi River in April. She is raising the three eaglets along with her two male partners, Valor I and Valor II. Stewards of Upper Mississippi River Refuge via AP hide caption

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Horses and jockeys charge toward the finish of a race on Santa Anita Derby day. The Derby was the most prominent event on a schedule that included 11 horse races. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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23 Thoroughbred Deaths Force Santa Anita To Change. Will The Racing Industry Follow?

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The North American porcupine has a cute face, but it has upward of 30,000 menacing quills covering much of its body. The slow-moving herbivore uses them as a last-resort defense against predators. Lindsay Wildlife Experience hide caption

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One World Trade Center (WTC) stands in the lower Manhattan skyline as birds fly over the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey, on Feb. 8, 2019. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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