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Whatever his views on dogs in heaven, it's clear Francis cares less about power and prestige and more about all God's creatures.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Bamboo and Chai are leaving the zoo, but scientists are working on plans to "de-extinct" their ancestor, the woolly mammoth, which roamed prehistoric Seattle.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
The embattled zoo says it will let its last two elephants leave, but only to another zoo.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
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The zoo rebuffed a sanctuary and may have ignored its own task force's advice. Now another elephant is dead.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
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Erich Hoyt, an author and marine conservationist, has learned valuable lessons in decades of tracking Pacific Northwest orcas.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
Massive seabird die-off stumps scientists
A group at the University of Washington's Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team have found over 1,200 dead birds since fall, but the real number of deaths could be much, much higher.
Orca found dead in Strait of Georgia
The female killer whale may have pregnant.
Every night, the crows own a Washington city
Sunnyside, a city of 17,000 people, sees a nightly invasion of the birds, which it is fighting with non-lethal means.
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