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Scientists hunt for extinct Tasmanian tiger after sightings in Australia

Scientists in northern Australia are preparing to hunt for the Tasmanian tiger following a series of “sightings” of the species, which was declared extinct after the last one died in a zoo in 1936.
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Rare butterfly killer convicted in Britain

London (AFP) - A British man has been convicted of capturing and killing two of Britain's rarest butterflies, the endangered Large Blues, which have been a prized collector's item since the Victorian era....
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Puppy love - therapy pooches bring peace of mind at Spanish psychiatric centre

ELIZONDO, Spain (Reuters) - Tucked away in Spain's Pyrenees mountains, patients at psychiatric facility Benito Menni stretch out across floor mats and stroke greyhound puppies Atila and Argi....
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Bear shot dead at German zoo after escaping from cage

A bear that broke out of its cage at a zoo in northern Germany was shot dead by a zookeeper while visitors were evacuated, police have said....
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Australia targets monster feral cats hunting native species to extinction

Despite opposition from animal lovers, Australia plans to cull millions of feral cats in the next three years....
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Animals starve in Mosul's decimated zoo

A bear paces around a filthy cage next to a starving lion, the only two animals left in Mosul’s zoo. At the edge of their tiny enclosures lies a lioness dead from starvation....
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Chimps beat up, murder and then cannibalise their former tyrant

It was a gruesome scene. The body had severe wounds and was still bleeding despite having been lying for a few hours in the hot Senegalese savanna....
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Cats may be as intelligent as dogs, say scientists

The idea that dogs are more intelligent than cats has been called into question....
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Kentucky ranked worst state for animal safety for 10th consecutive year

A comprehensive review of animal safety laws throughout the United States found that Kentucky has the weakest protections in the country — a dubious honor it’s held for a decade....
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