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Elephants alter their behavior to avoid poaching threat


Fear is a powerful motivator. In parts of Africa, the fear of poachers has inspired new behavioral patterns among elephants. (UPI Science News) More More

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Posted on 13 September 2017 | 8:58 am | Google News

Scientists measure whales' aversion to noise pollution - UPI.com


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World Elephant Day 2017: Milwaukee Zoo Steps Up Ivory Ban Drive - Patch.com


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Astronomers detail additional evidence of water inside the moon - UPI.com


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Bacteria passed from mom to offspring is most beneficial, study shows - UPI.com


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