The Week in Animal News: Animal Moms, Zombie Ants, and More (Slideshow)

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For a species on the brink of extinction, some animal moms, including this momma orangutan, are particularly important.

We also have a report on the shocking fungus that turns ants into zombies, songbirds that can't understand each other, whale strandings that have scientists on edge, a flightless kiwi incomprehensibly ending up in Russia, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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