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The Oldest Human Fossil Outside of Africa Has Been Found

The Oldest Human Fossil Outside of Africa Has Been FoundIndicating humans left Africa earlier than previously thought



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America's Oldest Zoo Polar Bear 'Coldilocks' Get's 37th Birthday Bash

America's Oldest Zoo Polar Bear 'Coldilocks' Get's 37th Birthday Bash'Coldi' has far outlived the average lifespan for her species in captivity.



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Aunt V, The World's Oldest Person, Dies In Jamaica At 117

Aunt V, The World's Oldest Person, Dies In Jamaica At 117Violet Mosse-Brown, the Jamaican woman believed to be the oldest person in the world, died Friday.



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China mourns death of oldest panda

China mourns death of oldest pandaBEIJING (AP) — China is mourning the death of the world's oldest panda, Basi, who attracted millions of visitors during a visit to the United States 30 years ago.



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Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril

Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in perilFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The bristlecone pine tree, famous for its wind-beaten, gnarly limbs and having the longest lifespan on Earth, is losing a race to the top of mountains throughout the Western United States, putting future generations in peril, researchers said Wednesday.



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Snooty dead: World's oldest known manatee dies aged 69 in 'heartbreaking accident'

Snooty dead: World's oldest known manatee dies aged 69 in 'heartbreaking accident'The world’s oldest manatee has died in a “heartbreaking” accident at his Florida home a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. According to the South Florida Museum, a panel door leading out of the underwater tank which is normally bolted shut had been knocked loose.



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Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accident

Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accidentThe world's oldest manatee was expected to live even longer before he died in a tragic accident. Museum staff were heartbroken when their pride and joy perished a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum chief executive Brynne Anne Besio explained the death of the beloved animal in a statement. He said Snooty’s death appeared to be “a heartbreaking accident” and added that staff were “devastated”. Museum provost and chief operating officer Jeff Rodgers said Snooty died after becoming stuck in a maintenance hatch leading off his tank. Credit: Tamara Lush/AP In a Facebook live broadcast, he said the animal shared his space with three young rescued manatees, Randall, Baca and Gale. “The hatch is big enough for a 1,300lb manatee to get in," he said. “It appears that he was not able to get himself back around to get himself out of the situation.” It is thought the animal drowned, but an necropsy is yet to be completed. He said the three other manatees were not injured. Credit: www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum  Mr Rogers said: "We’re all devastated about his passing. We’re reviewing what happened and will be conducting a full investigation. "Snooty was such a unique animal and he had so much personality that people couldn’t help but be drawn to him. As you can imagine, I – and our staff, volunteers and board members – considered him a star. We all deeply mourn his passing." Credit: www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum He said that staff had been greeting people at the door to the aquarium to tell them the heartbreaking news, and that staff had been helping adults break the news to their children. “Snooty’s very important to this community,” Rodgers said. “He’s been with us for 68 years – generations have grown up with that manatee. The emotional outpouring today… we grieve right along with these folks. We’ve given a lot of hugs on the front porch of the museum today. “A lot of people loved that manatee. We loved him too.”



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Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies in aquarium accident

Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies in aquarium accident(Reuters) – Snooty, the world's oldest known manatee in captivity, has died in an accident at a Florida aquarium just days after his 69th birthday, officials said on Sunday.



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Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dadNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump surprisingly refrained from tweeting during James Comey's testimony. Donald Trump Jr., not surprisingly, did not.



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Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climberKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said.



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