The Week in Animal News: Melting Zombie Caterpillars, Self-Cloning Jellyfish, and More (Slideshow)


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Scientists have made some startling discoveries in the animal world this week -- from a virus that causes caterpillars to turn into melting zombies to a lonely jellyfish that has produced hundreds of clones of itself.

We also have birds thought to be extinct making a comeback, red squirrels disappearing in England, a fish making its own tool to help it eat, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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Tags: Animals | Birds | Conservation | Diseases | Endangered Species | England | Fish | Insects | Spain

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