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Cecil the lion

Before his death, Cecil the lion was favorite target for camera-wielding tourists in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Ethiopian highlands

Over millenia, humans have adapted to the high altitude of Ethiopia's highlands. Researchers have now pinpointed one adaptation — lower levels of cardiac signaling protein — that may make the high life possible.

Japanese black bears

Japanese black bears live in forested regions of Honshu and Shikoku. The bears are “ecosystem engineers,” a new study claims, because when they break tree branches, the gaps allow light to reach other plants.

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