View from the USA: Build bridges, not walls

One of Trump’s most contentious policies might physically divide the US and Mexico, but the two countries already stand in stark, startling contrast
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Watch ‘Horny Toad’ Hatchlings Released to New Home

These bumpy reptiles are Texas horned lizards, also known as 'horny toads'. Once common in Texas, the lizard is now a threatened species there. The beloved state reptile has two large horns on its head, and though it’s mostly docile, it can shoot blood from its eyes when threatened. Biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and three area zoos have been working together to save the horned lizard. The zoos have begun captive breeding programmes, with a goal to replenish the wild population. In September, around 140 hatchlings were released in Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Texas. Biologists hope the breeding and reintroduction programme eventually will lead to self-sustaining populations.

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