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This Week In History News, May 19 – 25

This Week In History News, May 19 – 25

Mastodon jaw accidentally found, Tiananmen Square's "Tank Man" honored, ancient beer yeast resurrected.
Botswana, Home To Largest Elephant Population In Africa, Has Lifted Ban On Elephant Hunting

Botswana, Home To Largest Elephant Population In Africa, Has Lifted Ban On Elephant Hunting

"When you’ve tried all kinds of alternatives...and they’re still dangerous, the animal has to be destroyed."
Iowa Teenager Finds 34,000-Year-Old Mastodon Jaw While Walking Around Friend’s Farm

Iowa Teenager Finds 34,000-Year-Old Mastodon Jaw While Walking Around Friend’s Farm

If the prehistoric mastodon fossil hadn't been found when it was, it might have dried out and crumbled.
Dumbo The Baby Elephant Dies After Legs Snap While Performing Tricks At Thai Zoo

Dumbo The Baby Elephant Dies After Legs Snap While Performing Tricks At Thai Zoo

Dumbo was forced to perform so many "rave" dance routines for laughing tourists that his legs literally snapped — and the zoo is calling it an accident.
This Week In History News, May 12 – 18

This Week In History News, May 12 – 18

Ancient Chinese dog sacrifices unearthed, oldest North American DNA found, dinosaur with bat-like wings discovered.
Global Warming Is Threatening To Permanently Blind Octopuses

Global Warming Is Threatening To Permanently Blind Octopuses

Crustaceans and cephalopods engage in vertical migration on a daily basis. While they can handle the fluctuations in oxygen, climate change might remove a bit too much oxygen for them to handle.
Laughing Poachers Share Photos Of Endangered Leopard They Just Killed

Laughing Poachers Share Photos Of Endangered Leopard They Just Killed

There are currently no more than 10,000 of these mesmerizing Asiatic cats left on the planet. One of them just got killed for "likes."
Scientists Find First Ammonite Fossil Ever Preserved In Amber

Scientists Find First Ammonite Fossil Ever Preserved In Amber

This 99 million-year-old ammonite fossil specimen may finally allow researchers to unlock the mysteries of this prehistoric mollusk.
33 Horrifying Photos Of The Damage From The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

33 Horrifying Photos Of The Damage From The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

After the Exxon Valdez tanker crashed into a reef, 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled across 1,000 miles of Alaskan coastline.
Scientists Discover Why The Prehistoric Giant Beaver Castoroides Went Extinct

Scientists Discover Why The Prehistoric Giant Beaver Castoroides Went Extinct

Both the giant beaver known as Castoroides and the average-size North American beaver co-existed during the Ice Age, but only one species survived.
Threatened By Deforestation And Chlamydia, Koalas Are Now “Functionally Extinct”

Threatened By Deforestation And Chlamydia, Koalas Are Now “Functionally Extinct”

"I have heard every excuse under the sun to not step in and protect habitats. It is time [the government] enacted the [Koala Protection Act] and create change for our koalas."