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August 16, 2017

Illegal elephant sales, frog-hunting spiders & a thylacine "sighting"

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Today’s Nerdy Curio catches you up on nature news from the past week, courtesy of Earth Touch: Dozens of elephants sold illegally to Chinese zoos, experts weigh in on an alleged thylacine sighting, a monkey rediscovered in Brazil after 80 years and signs of Alzheimer's detected in chimp brains for the first time. These stories and more in this week’s recap of nature news!

Aired August 14, 2017

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Fabulous stuff! Cannot get enough of this. Thanks you so much for sharing.
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Wow! Love these
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It always gives me the eebeegeebies to see an arthropod eat a vertebrate. But I do love jumping spiders!
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