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Most Famous Wolf in the World’ Lived Hard—and Died Tragically

This alpha female dominated the wolves of Yellowstone. But outside the national park, she was vulnerable.
In 2012, “the most famous wolf in the world” was shot by a trophy hunter outside the sanctuary of Yellowstone National Park. She was known as ’06, and her death caused an international outcry comparable to the killing of Cecil the Lion in 2015. It also led to a new awareness of the plight of wolves and demands for greater protection, as Nate Blakeslee explains in his new book American Wolf. [Find out why wolves are so polarizing.]

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Polar Bear Cub Experiences Snow For The First Time

A video has emerged featuring a polar bear cub being introduced to snow for the very first time. This tiny creature hasn’t had any previous experience with snow and he sure likes it!
Augo is a ten-week-old polar bear cub living at the Aalborg Zoo in Denmark. Watch as this adorable polar bear cub frolics in the snow and learns how to have a good time!

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The hunt proposed by Wyoming Game and Fish would allow trophy hunters to kill 24 grizzly bears

Dear Michael,

Despite strong public and Tribal opposition and active litigation challenging the removal of Endangered Species Act protections last summer, trophy hunting of the iconic grizzly bear, could start this fall — just as bears are fattening up for hibernation. The hunt proposed by Wyoming Game and Fish would allow trophy hunters to kill 24 grizzly bears, including females.1 Bears could be killed as soon as they step out of the national parks, except for in a small buffer area proposed for the east side of Grand Teton north of Jackson Hole.
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ALBINO DEER SHEDS ANTLERS

Albino deer are a beauty to behold and a rarity in nature, so getting a glance at them is always an amazing feat.
Lucky for us some folks up in Buffalo County, Wisconsin were able to capture this rare animal on video, and what they captured isn’t just any random occurrence
Antlers are truly fascinating examples of nature at work, and albino deer are nature’s purest anomaly. Putting the two together, the moment you’ve been reading for, check out the video below as this albino deer sheds his antlers on video.

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Grass Is Back In The Chesapeake, And Crabs Will Follow

For scientists who monitor the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, simply watching grass grow underwater can be very, very exciting.
The floor of the Chesapeake Bay off Solomon’s Island “had no grass since 1972,” says Robert Orth, a marine scientist at the College of William & Mary, and there’s a undertone of amazement in his voice. “It was just last year, for the first time, we saw small patches of grass appear in front of the lab. Truly remarkable.”

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