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  • France to ban systematic culling of male chicks: minister

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  • Birds flocking to national parks in the Canadian Rockies

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  • Fallen trees sought to help restore salmon streams

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  • Wolf caught in downtown Victoria is celebrated Takaya, say conservation officers

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    Conservation officers on Vancouver Island say they're confident a wolf that was caught Sunday in the backyard of a Victoria residence is the same animal known to live alone on a group of small islands off the coast of the capital city. Source
  • 'Black Beauty' and 'Hellboy' the dino stars of Drumheller's Royal Tyrrell Museum

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    It was Aug. 12, 1884 when a young geologist, Joseph B. Tyrrell, stumbled upon a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skull, deep in the heart of Alberta's Badlands. The carnivorous dinosaur, the first of its species ever found, was later named albertosaurus sarcophagus. Source
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