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The Fight Over One of the World’s Deadliest Sports

In this thousand-year-old pastime, 50 men battle to mount a charging bull. The riders say it’s an essential part of their heritage. Animal rights activists want it outlawed.

Learning to Live with Lions

On the Kenyan savannah, a new model for community-based conservation takes root.

Why the U.S. Military Is Training Park Rangers in the Jungles of West Africa

Gabon's elephant population is being decimated by poachers chasing ivory. Now these fearless rangers are on a hunt for the hunters.

Meet the Jane Goodall of Bears

Dr. Lynn Rogers has spent years proving it’s safe to get up close and personal with wild black bears. Now he’s teaching others how to do it.

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Waging War On Rats in Sub-Antarctic South Georgia

Where Counting Hawks Is an Obsession

Greg Hanisek’s decades-old ritual defines his life, even as the birds and those who track them slowly disappear.

Meet the Super-Serious Sasquatch Chasers of America’s Premier Bigfoot Conference

For these “citizen scientists," Bigfoot is very real. They dwell on more controversial questions, like how to capture the elusive creature and whether it’s ethical to kill one.

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The Path to Triple Crown Glory Is Through a Horse’s Heart

By | June 10, 2016

Going trackside with the horse racing experts who use big data and intensive equine analysis to pick the winners long before they hit the starting gate.
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