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The Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a new baby panda bear on August 21, but until now the zoo’s biologists did not know whether that little ball of fur is a boy or a girl. In a gender reveal video released earlier this week we learned it is a boy! The baby is doing great — […]
The striped Okapi is a rare hybrid – described as half zebra and half giraffe – found in the wild only in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. Most people have never seen or heard of this mythical creature, but CNN reports that it is iconic for this small nation — like the giant panda is to China or the kangaroo is to Australia. Its image can be found on cigarette packages, stamps, water bottles, and even on the country’s paper currency. But now it is highly endangered — there are only 10,000 remaining in the wild, a 50% reduction in the last 25 years.
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