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Why Every Day Needs To Be World Animal Day

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, October 4 is World Animal Day! Founded in 1925 by German writer Heinrich Zimmermann, the international day of action for animal rights and welfare appropriately takes place on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. In many parts of the world, animals are still seen […]

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Azara's owl monkeys are faithful to their partners. Photo Credit: C. Valeggia/Owl Monkey Project, Formosa-Argentina

Some Monkeys Don’t Monkey Around

(FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) When it comes to fidelity, most mammals don’t fit the bill of the model mate. But then again, most mammals aren’t the Azara’s owl monkey. In a world where 90 percent of mammals have multiple partners and cheating is common among all species, the Azara’s owl monkey bucks the trend by […]

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Clever Dolphin Retrieves Girl’s Cell Phone From Ocean

(DOLPHINS/SMART ANIMALS/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEOS) When most cell phones are dropped into the ocean, they never see the light of day again. But in this case, Miami Heat dancer Teresa Cee got a little help from a very clever dolphin named Cacique. Watch as he returns the phone to her after she unexpectedly dropped it into the water […]

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Scientists found high concentrations of antidepressants in several species of fish collected from the Niagara River. Photo Credit: Pixabay/CC

Something’s Fishy: The Great Lakes & Great Antidepressants

(FISH/POLLUTION) The use of antidepressants is not unusual in this day and age. But what about for fish who aren’t aware they are ingesting it? This is actually happening in the Great Lakes region because of wastewater treatment plants. The problem is that the fish behavior will now change and so will the ecosystems. Will the […]

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Animals were escorted to safety during the wildfires near Colorado Springs. Photo Credit: animalconnectionac.wordpress.com

How Natural Disasters Can Devastate Animals

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Whether there’s a flood or a fire, pets and wildlife can be incredibly vulnerable during a natural disaster. But regardless of what Mother Nature may throw at us, there’s no doubting humans offer animals the best chance of survival. Read the full article below for more on how natural disasters impact the lives […]

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Go Ape For International Primate Day!

(PRIMATES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, September 1 is International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting primates of all species including chimpanzees, monkeys, orangutans, gorillas, and many more. Animal Defenders International (ADI) founded Primate Day in 2005 with a specific focus on putting an end to experimenting on monkeys for disease research. This year, the […]

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Meet Squish The Flamingo

(WILDLIFE RESCUE/BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Squish the baby flamingo hatched from an abandoned egg that zoo keepers found and incubated at the Jurong Bird Park’s Breeding and Research Centre in Singapore. A month later, on June 7, the baby chick was born, weighing 90.5g. Keepers worked around the clock to care for him, feeding him a special […]

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