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Mystery of Knut the polar bear's death solved

Baby Knut, March 2007

Sean Gallup/Getty Images

More than four years ago, Knut the polar bear suffered a seizure and drowned in his enclosure in Germany as horrified zoo visitors watched.

Lots of questions and theories followed on what killed the beloved polar bear-- only to be discounted later.

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Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

Courtesy Ryobi Group via CNN

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long railway...

Obscenity-uttering parrot detained by police

blue macaw parrot

Rodrigo Aliaga/SXC

A parrot in the Indian city of Rajura has been taken from its owner after police determined it was harassing an 85-year-old woman.

National Zoo panda gives birth

Mei Xiang Panda

Getty Images

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo announced. It was relatively quick: About an hour after her water broke.

"Mei Xiang reacted to the cub by picking it up. The panda team began preparing for a birth when they saw...

'Klepto Kitty' rockets to Internet fame

Snoori 4

Gabbie Hendel

An orange tabby cat named Snorri is rocketing to Internet fame thanks to an adorable (exasperating?) habit of stealing the shoes of neighbors.

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20 ultimate travel destinations

Machu Picchu

Caetano Lacerda/SXC

Lonely Planet is publishing its definitive wish list of the 500 best places to visit on Earth. Check out the top 20 destinations selected for the "Ultimate Travelist."

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