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Rare eagle killed after being released back into the wild

Mindanao - Pamana was a rare eagle that had a giant wingspan, which allowed her to fly above the forests of the Philippines, but she will not longer fly.

Woman who left an Apple-1 computer worth $200k at a dump sought

Authorities are searching for a woman who left an Apple-1 computer worth over $200,000 at a recycling depot in Silicon Valley. One of only around 200 units ever made, the ultra-rare computer dates from 1976 and is exceptionally collectible today.

Rare sighting of unbelievably cute Chinese Ili pika

An extremely rare sighting of the incredibly cute, Chinese Ili pika, will hopefully bring world attention to the plight of this very elusive but also endangered species.

Barn find of classic cars hidden under magazines sells for £20m

A collection of classic cars found buried beneath piles of magazines and junk in a barn in France has sold at auction for over £20 million. The star of the show, an ultra-rare Ferrari 250 GT, sold for £11.8 million on its own.

Free to Choose Network releases rare 1989 Ron Paul video on guns

A very young former Congressman Ron Paul discusses guns in this rare video from 1989, recently released by the Free to Choose Network.

Ohio man finds rare $3 million baseball card collection in attic

Defiance - An Ohio man was cleaning out his grandfather's attic this past winter when he stumbled upon a box of rare baseball cards. Experts place the value of the vintage cards to be as much as $3 million.

Rare Aston Martin One-77 wrecked in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - There were originally 77 of these exclusive and sought-after cars. Now unfortunately there is one less, as an Aston Martin One-77 crashes in a high-speed accident.

Rare white penguin spotted in Antarctica

White penguins are rare, and spotting a leucistic Chinstrap penguin is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The nearly-white penguin chick was photographed Monday by David Stephens, a naturalist on the National Geographic Journey to Antarctica expedition.

Rare albino dolphin discovered off Brazil coast

Santa Catarina - A rare albino dolphin belonging to an endangered species living off the South American coast has been found by Brazilian biologists who state it is the first recorded instance of albinism in the Pontoporia blainvillei species.

Rare clock found under pile of leaves in Scottish church

Stirling - A rare 250-year-old clock, which had not been seen for 75 years, has been found under a pile of leaves in the boiler room of an historic church in Scotland.

Rare cattle saved from fire at historic farm

Leeds - Firefighters rescued several cattle as a fire destroyed part of a large working rare breeds farm and tourist attraction in the UK.

Rare pink diamond brings record price at auction

Geneva - A rare pink diamond sold at auction for a record $46.16 million (£29 million) on Tuesday, setting a record for the sale of a single jewel.

Rare red panda cubs born at UK zoo

Paignton - Two rare red panda cubs have been born at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon. They are the first to be born there since 2004.

Rare otter identified in Borneo

Researchers have photographed the extremely rare hairy-nosed otter in a forest in Borneo. Pictures were taken using camera traps in the Deramakot forest, in the Sabah state, an area where the animal had not been seen for a century.

Rare Corpse flower to become 29th to bloom in US history Special

Houston - A flower is causing quite a stink in the Houston Museum District. It's called the Amorphophallus Titanum, better known as the Corpse Flower because of its bad odor. Named Lois, she is a rare endangered plant and becomes one of 29 to bloom in the US.

Rare giant oarfish found in Sweden

Stockholm - The rarely seen giant oarfish has washed ashore in Sweden. The 12-foot fish known as the King of Herrings was found dead over the weekend and was given to Havat Hus, The Aquarium of the Sea in Lysekil for research.

Volcano eruption threatens rare chimpanzees

Lava from Mount Nyamulagira, in a sparsely populated area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is threatening about 40 endangered chimpanzees.

Rare holiday eve blue moon to shine on New Year's revelers

Blue moons of song and legend are an infrequent astronomical occurrence, happening every two-and-a-half years and even less frequently appear on the eve of a widely celebrated holiday. But this year some people will witness the phenomenon.

Where have all the ladybugs gone?

Ladybugs have been conspicuous in Ontario for their absence. Usually relied on for their help in fighting other insect infestations in the garden, this summer's weather in Ontario seems to disturb them.

Annual Westminster dog show awards oldest dog with 'best in show'

The Super Bowl of the canine world has come and gone after two nights of showcasing the winning breeds in their respective groups. After almost dying, the winner of "Best in Show" turned out to be not only rare but the oldest to take home the award.

Two of Middle Tennessee’s Rare Plants under Review

Every five years, the US Fish and Wildlife Service reviews the status of all federally protected plant and animal species. The purpose of this review is to determine which of the species still need to be federally protected.

Fabled Creature Sighted Near Alaska

A rare white killer whale was sighted by a research vessel in an area off Alaska. The research crew chanced upon the whale swimming in a colony last month and reported the finding's with photographic evidence.

Rare hummingbird spotted in Wisconsin

Birdwatchers are descending on a rural area near this southern Wisconsin community after a sighting of what is believed to be a green-breasted mango, a hummingbird commonly seen in parts of Mexico and Central America.

Rare river dolphin 'now extinct'

A freshwater dolphin found only in China is now "likely to be extinct". Or so a team of scientists has concluded. They did a six week survey of the habitat and did not see any of them.

Rare Butterfly Makes Comeback

A tiny butterfly, once thought to be almost extinct, has made a comeback, with a little help from its friends, along the Longcore and Redondo Beach area. Once living only in a few isolated areas this butterfly now mingles on the beach with other sun and

Rare "Pink Dolphin" Photographed

This extremely rare and beautiful "pink dolphin" was spotted and photographed by Capt. Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service on June 24th, 2007 during a charter fishing trip on Calcasieu Lake south of Lake Charles, LA.

Rare "Smiling" Bird Photographed for First Time

Researchers photograph for the first time, a rare bushbird, which gives the illusion of an enigmatic smile because of its curved beak. This bird has not been observed for almost 40 years until now.

Rare rhino dies at San Diego Zoo

A rare northern white rhinoceros died Wednesday at the San Diego Zoo, dwindling the critically endangered species' population to as few as 13 worldwide, zoo officials said.

Twins born months apart turn one soon

Adam and Jayson Rugg are turning one soon. They will celebrate their birthday months apart, despite being twins.

Rare Semi-Identical Twins Discovered

Scientists have recently reported twins can be identical, fraternal and apparently semi identical. Semi identical twins born when two sperm cell fertilize one egg and then split into two embryos.
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An interesting old postage stamp from Canada.
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False catshark (Pseudotriakis microdon).
False catshark (Pseudotriakis microdon).
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The 14cm long rare pocket shark.
The 14cm long rare pocket shark.

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