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2018 Year in Review: Incredible Animal Stories

To recap 2018, is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year.
Today we’re looking at some incredible stories from the world of animals.

Unusual Reptiles in Danger

Mary River Turtle
A group in London has made a list of reptiles that are in danger. These animals are weird and wonderful, and may not last long if they are not protected.

Climbing Raccoon Becomes Internet Star

Raccoons are natural climbers, able to grab on to almost anything.
A raccoon became very big news on the Internet this week as it climbed a 25-story office building. Millions of people watched as the raccoon worked its way up the tower.

Mother Duck Raises 76 Ducklings

Brent Cizek took this picture of the mother merganser and her ducklings.
When photographer Brent Cizek went out on Bemidji Lake, he wasn’t expecting much. But what he saw was a real surprise – a mother duck with about 50 ducklings swimming behind her.

The Peacock Spider Man

Maratus karrie
Jurgen Otto is known as the Peacock Spider Man. He drives hours and hours to find amazing, tiny spiders so he can take pictures and movies of them for science.

Crows Pick Up Trash in French Park

Human hand feeding rook.
An amusement park in France has come up with an unusual way of picking up trash. They have trained crows to pick up small pieces of litter.

Male Penguin Couple Hatches Chick

Baby Sphengic in keeper's arms
A pair of male penguins have hatched a chick at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium. Aquarium workers report that the couple are taking wonderful care of the young chick.



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