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  • Heroes Bob Dole, John Lewis, and dogs and cats lobby for animal welfare laws
    Heroes Bob Dole, John Lewis, and dogs and cats lobby for animal welfare laws
    Animal hero, World War Two hero, and former Senate Republican heroBob Dole joined civil rights hero Rep.John Lewis(D-GA) andabout 50 adoptable dogs and catsat "Paws for Celebration" on Capitol Hill July 30 to lobby for animal welfare...
  • DNA study proves African jackals are really a new species of wolf
    DNA study proves African jackals are really a new species of wolf
    The African golden jackal and the Eurasian golden jackal were previously considered to be the same species and to have evolved from the same gray wolf ancestor. A new DNA analysis conducted by Klaus-Peter Koepfli of the Smithsonian Conservation...
  • Lions reintroduced in Rwanda fifteen years after being hunted to extinction
    Lions reintroduced in Rwanda fifteen years after being hunted to extinction
    Rwanda’s lion population just received a much needed boost on July 28. Seven lions, including a one year old cub, were transported into the nation from South Africa following a long journey and quarantine. Five females and two males will...
  • Daryl and Louise are the couple behind Tails of Whimsy.
    Tails of Whimsy: A storybook studio aiming for the stars
    There are many children’s media companies on the market today and most of these corporations—including the giant Disney—actually had very humble beginnings. Husband and wife team Daryl Slaton and Louise Glickman are hoping that,...
  • Goats--with smaller horns!--live at the Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary.
    Daytrip ideas: Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary
    Being kind to animals is a trait that is essential to instill in children when they are still quite young. Visiting sanctuaries that take in and care for abandoned animals is a great way to give kids a chance to interact with other species and the...
  • African black-footed penguin chick takes her first swim at Dallas Zoo
    African black-footed penguin chick takes her first swim at Dallas Zoo
    “She seemed to really enjoy her first swim,” Dallas Zoo’s Curator of Birds, Sprina Liu, told Examiner.com yesterday in reference to African black-footed penguin chick Marina’s first plunge into the penguin pool on Tuesday,...
  • Loch ness catfish
    Loch Ness catfish? True identity of the Loch Ness monster revealed
    The Loch Ness catfish doesn't have the same cachet as the Loch Ness monster, but a longtime watcher of the creature has come forward to say that the mythical monster is nothing more than a great big fish. Now, that's a big fish tale. The...
  • Bristol Zoo gorilla gives zoo goers the finger
    Bristol Zoo gorilla gives zoo goers the finger
    A photographer by the name of Bob Pitchford received some gorilla attitude that he captured on film during a recent trip to the Bristol Zoo according to a Wednesday, July 15 report from Discovery. Enjoying his day at the zoo Pritchard was doing...
  • Study finds show dogs in the U. K. are fat
    Study finds show dogs in the U. K. are fat
    At least 26 percent of the dogs that were presented at the Crufts dog show are overweight. The Crufts show is the world’s largest dog show and most of the dogs that are presented come from the United Kingdom. The study was reported by Dr....
  • Cotton top tamarin
    Insights into animal care at Franklin Park Zoo
    If you have noticed objects like spinner toys, paper and wood shavings, hammocks and climbing structures during a visit to Franklin Park Zoo, they are there for a reason. These items are part of what zoos call enrichment - elaborate planning on...
  • 54 stingrays die in Brookfield Zoo snafu
    54 stingrays die in Brookfield Zoo snafu
    When 54 stingrays die at a zoo, people want to know why. Fortunately, zoo officials know why 54 stingrays died while in their care, and that's the first step to ensuring nothing like this happens again. The culprit in the case of the dead...
  • Dead bear in front yard, 400-pound black bear shot, killed: $500 reward offered
    Dead bear in front yard, 400-pound black bear shot, killed: $500 reward offered
    A bear dead in the front yard of a Colorado home is posing an unsolved mystery today. No one knows who killed the 400-pound bear, and no one knows why they did it. The bear was a frequent visitor to the area, but it never caused any problems,...
  • Cat cafes are becoming a real thing in the U.S.
    Cat café concept gaining traction as Albuquerque seeks to open one of its own
    As cat cafés become more popular around the country, more cities are beginning to explore the concept, and develop ideas for their own versions of cat cafés. Albuquerque is one such city, says a story in Albuquerque Business First. Julia Grueskin,...
  • Limerbutt McCubbins in space
    Meet Limberbutt McCubbins: The cat running for president
    The 2016 presidential election has a lot of oddball candidates already, from the completely insane like Donald Trump to the completely crooked Hillary Clinton, but meow there’s one who is sure to be the strangest one of all: Limberbutt...
  • Bobbie Taylor fighting for her dogs lives
    ASPCA tells Bobbie Taylor to 'kill all the pit bulls'
    Moulton, Alabama: Bobbie Taylor of Rescue Animal Shelter of Lawrence County has had previous dealings with ASPCA before the institution showed up at her door Tuesday, June 30.Moulton police had appeared the day before. "Moulton police chief...
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