Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include:
- Crocodiles can climb trees to hunt prey from above or below, researchers discovered.
- More than 150 intellectuals urged the U.S., Mexico and Canada to protect threatened Monarch butterfly populations.
- Groups squared off over a controversial space launch center in a Florida wildlife refuge.
- A starfish disease plaguing west coast populations called "sea star wasting syndrome" was found in animals in an Alaskan museum.
- Animals' mating habits may be changing as climate change warms the planet.
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