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Rio Grande del Norte New Mexico
BBC Travel takes a look at a stunning National Monument: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150806-new-mexicos-newest-monument

Charming Sand Cat Kittens
A female endangered sand cat in an Israeli zoo has given birth to a litter of three kittens. A video featuring the young animals is endearing: http://www.timesofisrael.com/watch-baby-sand-kittens-born-in-israeli-zoo/

Saving the Rare Ethiopian Wolf 
Having covered cats, I’d better throw a bone to dog lovers, too. BBC Travel has a luxuriously illustrated article on conservation efforts in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountain National Park: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150601-saving-the-rarest-canids-on-earth

Rogue River End to End in Photos 
The Oregonian has a nice gallery of photos showing the Rogue from start to finish: http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/08/rogue_rivers_boundary_springs.html#incart_river