A driver watches as an unusual sight passes by the side of the car: a herd of bison, recently escaped from a nearby farm in Gilford, N.H. By evening, local police had successfully rounded up the herd. Courtesy of Courtney Schwartzkopf/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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New Research Suggests Why Mid-Sized Animals Are The Fastest

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Native Americans Sue After Government Says Grizzly Bears No Longer Endangered

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Scientists Discover Sneaky Spider That Fools Predators

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With an American honeybee queen for a mother and a European honeybee drone for a father, this worker bee has a level of genetic diversity unseen in the U.S. for decades. Researchers at Washington State University hope a deeper gene pool will give a new generation of honeybees much-needed genetic traits, like resistance to varroa mites. The parasite kills a third of American honeybees each year. Megan Asche/Courtesy of Washington State University hide caption

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Biologists Divided Over How To Save Endangered Pangolin

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Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

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Makers Of Self-Driving Cars Need Programs To Dodge Animals

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Celebrations that include loud fireworks often terrify dogs. Though there's not yet much science to confirm it, some veterinarians and pet owners say CBD, an extract of hemp or marijuana, can ease a pet's fear. Francisco Goncalves/Getty hide caption

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Biologists Divided Over How To Save Endangered Pangolin

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The frog Hyla sanchiangensis from eastern China is a descendant of one of three lineages that made it through Earth's last mass extinction 66 million years ago to flourish worldwide today. Peng Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University hide caption

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Eyes come in all sizes. These belong to a domestic cat (from left), an owl and an octopus. The Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin has 56,000 specimens in its collection — including 6,000 from more exotic species. From left: Andyworks, Ralf Hettler, vicmicallef/iStockPhoto hide caption

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'One Of A Kind' Collection Of Animal Eyeballs Aids Research On Vision Problems

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