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A mother cat with her kittens, illustrating the text "No, Cats Aren't Uncaring and Selfish"
Animals as companions
An eagle flying with a fish in its talons, illustrating the text "The Eagle, the Cat, and the Wild Sow"
Animals in literature
A sea turtle swimming underwater among colorful fish and coral, illustrating the text "TurtleCam: Underwater Video Reveals Secret Life of Sea Turtles"
Animals in nature
Dogs racing in the Iditarod in Alaska, illustrating the text "Iditarod: Alone Together on the Tundra"
Animals at work
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