Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include:
- Nearly 500 protected turtles were confiscated at a Thai airport as officials warned of a "skyrocketing" illegal pet trade.
- Elephant poaching costs the world billions annually, according to wildlife officials.
- The DNA of invasive Asian Carp was found in Lake Michigan for the second time, worrying conservationists.
- Polar bear cams went live, streaming video from a yearly migration in northern Canada.
- Police dogs will get a full pension for medical expenses in parts of England after they retire.
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