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  • Zookeepers, public outraged over baby gorilla's death at San Francisco Zoo
    Earlier this month, tragedy struck the San Francisco Zoo when Kabibe, a 16-month-old gorilla popular with visitors, was crushed to death by an electric door during a routine night transfer in the zoo’s gorilla enclosure. Following the Nov. 7 incident, the zoo has faced criticism from the public and even five of its own zookeepers who assert that the three decades-old enclosure is not only understaffed, but also has had long-standing problems with its doors and outdated layout, according to an article published by the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • GPS study tracks grizzlies as they follow hunters
    An ongoing study that has eight Montana grizzly bears outfitted with GPS trackers could bring some unnerving news to hunters.
  • Ancient buried canyon discovered in Tibet
    A very old and very deep canyon lies alongside the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southern Tibet, near the eastern end of the Himalayas, and its recent discovery is prompting geologists to rethink a popular model currently used to explain how the gorges of the Himalayas came to form so quickly and steeply.
  • 500 dead sea lions found rotting on beach
    It could be pollution, a fatal illness, or even intentional poisoning by local fishermen.
  • Seals documented having sex with penguins
    Scientists are documenting "sexual coercion" in the Antarctic, and it's probably not anything like what one might think: Young male Antarctic fur seals, it seems, have been documented having sex with King penguins of undetermined gender, reports the BBC, via a study in the journal Polar Biology.

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