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Minnesota Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Has Contacted U.S. Authorities

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A representative of Dr. Walter Palmer – the Minnesota dentist who ignited international controversy after killing the Zimbabwe lion Cecil by allegedly baiting him out of a national park one night in July – contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement late Thursday afternoon, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Most baby flying foxes are born between October and December. It's a rough time for mothers and children alike, because baby flying foxes have to cling to their mothers until they're able to fly. Baby flying foxes are orphaned by any number of things, like power lines cars, dogs, barb wire… the list goes on.

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Betty White Slams Cecil the Lion's Killer: 'How Can Somebody Do That?' | Betty White

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Betty White is the latest celebrity to speak out about the killing of Cecil the lion earlier this month in Zimbabwe.

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Drunk Polish Badger Found on Beach is Our New Spirit Animal

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Drunk Polish Badger Found on Beach is Our New Spirit Animal

Originally posted 07/30/2015 11:00 AM

We've all been there.

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Kipenzi, the Dallas Zoo's Baby Giraffe Born Online, Has Died

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Kipenzi, the Dallas Zoo's Baby Giraffe Born Online, Has Died

Originally posted 07/29/2015 12:00 PM

Kipenzi, the Dallas Zoo's newest giraffe, whose birth was watched live across the world, has died.

The zoo announced on Facebook Tuesday evening that Kipenzi, whose name means "loved one" in Swahili, died after an accident in her enclosure.

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Tiny Baby Skunk Just Hangs out in Man's Pocket (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/28/2015 10:05 AM

Meet Sweet William. Sweet William is a baby skunk who this gentleman, Farmer Bob, found sick and orphaned on the side of the road.

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On July 22, a female orca became stranded on the rocks of British Columbia's Hartley Bay during low tide. But thankfully, there's an organization called "Guardians from Hartley Bay," who lived up to their name, coming to the animal's aid as it lay helpless on the rocks.



The group documented their six-hour rescue of the orca on Facebook.

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Brave Floridians Wade into Surf to Rescue Shark (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/24/2015 03:15 PM

It's not every day you see people wade into the Atlantic Ocean to save the life of an animal that would otherwise be very pleased to consume them. The ocean, after all, is the shark's house.

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Florida Woman Wrestles Alligator to Rescue Her Dog (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/24/2015 10:00 AM

When a 7 1/2 foot alligator attacked her dog, Hope, and proceeded to drag the pup into a nearby pond, Lori Beiswenger knew she needed to act swiftly.

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Chill Owl Just Chills in Bath (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/24/2015 09:00 AM

Hey man, like, what's your damage?

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