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Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington

National Park Service considers moving grizzly bears into Washington's North Cascades
Gene Johnson, The Associated Press

SEATTLE - The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery.

The agency is launching a three-year process to study a variety of options for helping their population. Director Jonathan B. Jarvis stressed that the process is required under federal law but no decision had been made.

Native American tribes and conservation groups have pressed for years for the federal government to do more to bring back the bears.

A snake named Matilda: New species in Tanzania

World's newest snake, Matilda, has menacing yellow scales, horns, and a little girl's name
Jason Straziuso, The Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya - The world's newest snake has menacing-looking yellow and black scales, dull green eyes and two spiky horns. And it's named after a 7-year-old girl.

Matilda's Horned Viper was discovered in a small patch of southwest Tanzania about two years ago and was introduced last month as the world's newest known snake species in an issue of Zootaxa.

6 pandas amble toward freedom in China preserve

6 panda bred in captivity amble into nature preserve as China is reintroducing more to wild
The Associated Press

DUJIANGYAN, China - Six pandas bred in captivity wandered into an enclosed nature preserve in their native central China on Wednesday, a step toward eventually being reintroduced to the wild.

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