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Flame found his new family at a Greenville, South Carolina, firehouse. [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
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A 500-pound elephant seal hauling herself across a Northern California highway stalled traffic for more than an hour several years ago, but she is just one among a handful of animals who've held up the streets. Here are five unexpected animals who have stopped traffic: [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Over a year ago, a pug named Talula died after eating Evanger's canned dog food. It was later discovered that the food contained traces of pentobarbital, a sedative used to euthanize animals. Evanger's then recalled the food, as did another company, Against the Grain, after pentobarbital was found in some of its products as well. […] [...]
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Jacob is a four-year-old golden retriever, one of 19 comfort dogs currently in Parkland supporting the family, friends and loved ones of the victims of the horrific shooting that took place on February 14. Jacob has made many trips like this before, as you can see if you check out his Facebook page. He was […] [...]
Sat, Feb 17, 2018
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A few years ago we heard about the heartbreaking and unforgettable story of a baby orangutan who had been left to die in the sun in a cardboard box. But now, thanks to his rescuers, he's completely unrecognizable. The baby, who was named Gito, had been kept as a pet in a village in Western […] [...]
Sat, Feb 17, 2018
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A year ago, three male lions were killed not far from Kruger National Park in South Africa. Poachers poisoned them, then cut off and took their heads and paws. Last week a pride of lions in the nearby Umbabat Private Nature Reserve mauled to death and then devoured most of a man who was illegally […] [...]
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
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Kevin the hedgehog is determined to wake up Phoebe the pig! [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has finally released its long awaited recovery plan for Mexican wolves, but conservationists believe it's so flawed it will doom them to extinction in the wild. Mexican wolves once roamed vast portions of the Southwest and Mexico, but were persecuted so harshly they were essentially eradicated by the […] [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
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Documentaries have the power to tell a story and get a different kind of reaction from an audience than words alone. For animal advocates who work on these films, showing us the actual individual lives of animals and how we're impacting them is a powerful way to reach a broad audience and effect change for […] [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
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Sometimes your true love just happens to be a stuffed panda bear. [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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Many of the millions of people watching the Winter Olympics this year may not know that South Korea is the only country in the world that breeds dogs –- about 2.5 million each year — specifically for human consumption, according to Humane Society International (HSI). There are thousands of farms across the country where dogs […] [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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Even though they're smaller than 5 millimeters, microplastics are causing a huge problem for oceans and the environment. Most recently, scientists are concerned about the harm they're causing the ocean's largest creatures. Despite their massive size, rays, whale sharks and baleen whales are particularly vulnerable to microplastic pollution. According to a new study published in the […] [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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