Animals/Wildlife

7:26am

Tue August 28, 2012
Strange News

Hunt For Lion Outside London Called Off

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 7:32 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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2:46pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Animals

Denali National Park Still Closed After Bear Attack

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 4:23 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

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3:47am

Sat August 25, 2012
NPR Story

Need A Soprano? Get A Gibbon On Helium

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 8:16 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This just in: Gibbons on helium sing like sopranos. Wired magazine reports on a study at Kyoto University in which an ape named Fuku-chan was placed in a chamber filled with helium enriched air. This was not a party trick. Helium-rich air apparently allows scientists to more easily analyze vocalizations. Fuku-chan's bellow went from this:

(SOUNDBITE OF BELLOWING)

SIMON: To this:

(SOUNDBITE OF BELLOWING)

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7:20am

Wed August 22, 2012
Animals

Prairie Dog Homes And Companions

A white-tailed prairie dog at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge.
Jessica McDonald KUNC

Sitting in a tower on a windy evening in a remote corner of northwestern Colorado, John Hoogland is doing what he likes best: watching prairie dogs.

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5:51am

Wed August 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Texas Sheriff: Sacred White Buffalo Was Not Slaughtered

Lightning Medicine Cloud, a sacred white buffalo, last June.
LM Otero AP

The mystery surrounding the death of a rare white buffalo and the claim by some Lakota Sioux in Texas that it had been killed by other Native Americans deepened Tuesday. A local sheriff announced that investigators believe the animal died of a bacterial disease and said the case is now closed.

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