What 60 Minutes' Love Letter to TX Canned Hunts Got Wrong

Thousands of virtually extinct scimitar-horned oryx survive on TX hunting ranches. But only 110 TX oryx are in the species survival plan that spans 211 institutions worldwide. The species doesn’t need Texas hunters.

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I'll have a rare crocodile with my Mexican-themed kitsch, please

alligator mississippiensis at South of the Border's Reptile Lagoon

South of the Border now lures I-95 travelers with a roadside reptile lagoon full of alligators, turtles and snakes and endangered crocs.

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Manta rays get some protection from fishermen hunting their gills

By calling manta rays a vulnerable species, scientists hope to stop or at least track the market in its gills. Used in Chinese medicine, the ray population is down 30% in 10 years.

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Japan's Kabukiri Wetlands, a Ramsar site, hopes birders return

Kabukiri Wetlands, where farmers flood their fields to serve migrating ducks and swans, hopes birders will return to the area about 100 miles from the nuclear disaster.

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Top 10 Animal Webcams of 2011

Just a couple years after the Shiba Inu cam sensation, wild animals are fascinating millions of viewers with reality TV, family tragedies and triumphs.

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How to Celebrate World Turtle Day

If you have the chance, help turtles cross roads. Otherwise, avoid certain shrimp caught overseas (or maybe in LA) til shrimpers start really using turtle exclusion devices

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Where to see feral parrots in London and the UK

London and southeast England have growing populations of feral green birds, rose-ringed parakeets, that roost in some of London’s biggest parks.

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Wildlife near Fukushima: thriving but radioactive

major migration routes

Wild boars are thriving near Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant, but test with really high levels of radiation. What will happen to the birds and fish that migrate through?

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Yale report: not enough data to believe Japan’s radioactive water dump is safe

Japan isn’t releasing enough information on radioactive compounds and levels to know if sea life is safe. Past nuclear dumps have lead to mass die-offs.

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Russians will send you a tame fox puppy for $4k–or $7k if they handle the paperwork

For $7,000, a company will get you a tame fox, product of a famous Russian breeding experiment into domesticating animals. You can get one directly for $4,000, but you have to manage all the exotic animal licenses.

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