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    Lion Numbers Plunge

    The king of the African savannah is in serious trouble because of massive conversion of the continent’s remaining wilderness to human land-use, according to a detailed study.

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    Finding the Last Cheetahs of Iran

    Intensely shy and hovering on the edge of extinction, Iranian cheetahs are essentially impossible to see.

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    Some Snow Leopards Wild No More?

    Thinking of snow leopards as domesticated—and thus dependent on people for food—may help save the dwindling species, one conservationist claims.

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    Gannets Pictures

    Champion divers but clumsy landers, doting parents but hostile neighbors—northern gannets abound in contradictions.

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    Estonia's Ural Owls

    Photographer Sven Začek provides an intimate view of this large raptor.