When Msituni was born, zoo keepers were worried the baby giraffe might die. Her front legs bent the wrong way, making standing nearly impossible. Now, thanks to special braces, she's healthy and playing with other giraffes.
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Last Sunday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky presented an award to a Ukrainian who has worked hard to keep people in the country safe. The unusual winner of the award was a small dog called Patron, who has become famous for his bomb-sniffing talents.
Last Saturday a mountain climber from Nepal set a new world record for climbing Mount Everest the most times. Kami Rita, who's 52, has now climbed Mount Everest 26 times.
In today's news roundup, an explosion at an illegal oil processing factory in Nigeria kills over 100 people, Beijing, China announces plans to test 22 million people for Covid-19, and scientists in Japan invent chopsticks that make food taste saltier.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have released a study on a subject they call Oreology - how Oreo cookies twist apart. The study's results show that the Oreo's white cream almost always winds up stuck to just one side of the cookie.
Two missing notebooks belonging to the scientist Charles Darwin were secretly returned to the Cambridge University Library recently. The stolen notebooks, which had been missing for over 20 years, were returned in good condition.
In today's news roundup, Tunisia's president ends Parliament after it criticizes his actions, Russia demands payment for its natural gas in rubles, and a large Airbus airplane makes a 3-hour flight powered by cooking oil.
In today's news roundup, China suffers its worst airplane crash since 2010, the Taliban breaks its promise to allow girls in Afghanistan to go to high school, and Russia's war on Ukraine affects even the European Tree of the Year award.
Ash Barty, the world's #1 women's tennis player, shocked the sports world on Wednesday by announcing that she was retiring from tennis. Barty, who's just 25, says that it's time for her to "chase other dreams and to put the racquets down."
Students at an elementary school in California, with the help of their art teacher, created a telephone hotline that people can call to get cheerful advice from kids during difficult times. In just days, the hotline began getting thousands of calls an hour.