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An eagle is seen gliding straight toward a drone before clutching it and dragging it to the ground in Rotterdam, Netherlands January 29, 2016, in this handout photo released by the Netherlands police to Reuters on February 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Nederlands Politie/Handout via Reuters

Eagles Vs. Drones? Dutch Police Devise Deadly Drone Defense System

(EAGLES/MILITARY WORKING ANIMALS) Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s actually a police-trained eagle taking down an unmanned aerial vehicle. In an attempt to simplify anti-drone defenses, the Dutch National Police Force is currently in the middle of a trial period where eagles are trained to identify, capture, and transport illegally operated drones […]

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Hanako was originally sent to the Ueno Zoo when she was 2 years old. Photo credit: Express

The World’s Saddest Elephant? Help Save Hanako!

(ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY/ZOOS) Hanako is quite possibly the world’s saddest elephant. Believed to be the oldest elephant in Japan, Hanako has been living in a concrete prison for 61 years. Her cell resides in the Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, known by visitors as “one of the cruellest, most archaic zoos in the modern world.” […]

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<p>Photo Credit: Norbert Rosing</p>

Who Knew?! Amazing A To Z Animal Facts

(ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) Here’s a list of weird and wild animal facts—from aardvark to zebra—and other creatures in between, courtesy of the amazing animal kingdom. We all know cats land on their feet and dogs wag their tails when happy. But do you know which animal has hairy eyes or what to call a pre-pubescent […]

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10 Reasons To Gobble For Turkeys

(THANKSGIVING/ANIMAL FACTS) Thanksgiving is finally here, and people around the country are stuffing their bellies with turkey. These birds certainly get the short end of the stick on this national holiday, but they actually aren’t the dumb birds people believe them to be. For instance, did you know turkeys flirt in order to gain the […]

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Florida Manatee Swims Happily

Rats, Maggots, & Manatees: Our Secret Heroes

(LABOR DAY/WORKING ANIMALS) While you may be busy complaining about being back in the office after the long Labor Day weekend, some animals are busy putting in free work hours to help their cities flourish. From ferret electricians, to explosive-sniffing rats and life-saving maggots, check out these wonderful animal workers. — Global Animal

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