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Rough Beasts

The brilliantly reported, bizarre account of the day in 2011 when a man in Zanesville, Ohio, released his menagerie of fifty exotic animals.

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The Hard Life of an N.F.L. Long Shot

The story of a rookie hanging on to the fragile hope of a professional football career, as told by his uncle.
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Orphans No More

After the trauma of attack and loss comes healing—and a richer understanding of the emotions and intelligence of elephants.
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Plagues at the Gate

Beyond our shores lurk the Goths of contagion, killer viruses that could quickly wipe out this country’s animal kindgom and send world markets into free fall. Out on Plum Island, the government is doing all it can to keep the hordes at bay.

May 1995
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Me, My Thoughts, and I

A few months in a cabin on the near edge of the wilderness. With only nature for company, and time—lots and lots of time— for contemplation.

Jan 1998
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Watching Whales Watching Us

In a Baja lagoon, something is going on between whales and marine biologists. Is it interspecies communication?

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Something Wild

There is something about chimpanzees—their tantalizing closeness to us in both appearance and genetic detail—that has always driven human beings to behavioral extremes.

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New Tricks

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The Animal Self

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Planet of the Retired Apes

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The Genesis Project

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Making Faces

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The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome

Along with the need to track the physical evidence of animal cruelty there is the deeper and more complex challenge of trying to parse its underlying causes and ultimate ramifications.

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An Elephant Crackup?

Attacks by elephants on villages, people and other animals are on the rise. Some researchers are pointing to a species-wide trauma and the fraying of the fabric of pachyderm society.