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Rescuing turtles and frogs; horses threaten pandas: the animal beat

By Katy Muldoon
The Oregonian

The Animal Beat: Today's roundup of wildlife news, features and links from around the world and closer to home.

Rescuing turtles and frogs; horses threaten pandas: the animal beat

The little western painted turtles will be released when they're bigger. (TINSLEY HUNSDORFER/Audubon Society of Portland)

The Animal Beat: Today's roundup of wildlife news, features and links from around the world and closer to home.

TURTLES: Audubon Society of Portland took in 11 baby Western Painted turtles after their nest was accidentally disturbed during restoration work at a natural area in Gresham. Later this spring, they'll be returned to the wild. (Audubon)

FROGS: Speaking of pond-loving creatures, did you catch our feature this week about an amazing effort to save Forest Park's northern red-legged frogs from being squished as they cross busy U.S. 30?

PANDAS: Horses threaten China's panda population. (Environmental News Network)

ELEPHANT SEAL: How 'bout an engaging video clip from Livingston Island, Antarctica, taken when an elephant seal pup comes ashore:

CROWS: Is a crow as smart as your 7-year-old? (phys.org)

GOATS: How 'bout a goat? At least one study shows they can learn and complete complex tasks.(phys.org)

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