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    Why Your Dog Might Need Sunglasses

    Why Your Dog Might Need Sunglasses

    If you’ve ever been to the beach and watched the surfers, you might have occasionally noticed one who had a canine companion riding tandem with them on the board. The pooch looking proud with their owner, staying steadfastly planted like a pro and… squinting? Most of us know the feeling of stepping outside on a […]

    Illegal Traders Selling Donkey Skins on Social Media

    Illegal Traders Selling Donkey Skins on Social Media

    A new report has found traders illegally selling donkey skins on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. According to the investigation, donkey skins are in high demand for ejiao, a traditional Chinese remedy. Traders are ignoring bans on sales of donkey skins, including in Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Burkina Faso, even […]

    Wild Boar Attacks Prompt Curfew in Seven Roman Neighborhoods

    Wild Boar Attacks Prompt Curfew in Seven Roman Neighborhoods

    In seven districts in the north of Rome, Italy, residents no longer dare to step outdoors at night.  The reason? A spate of wild boar attacks that have left residents feeling unsafe on the city streets after dark and embracing an 8:30 p.m. curfew. “On the [social media] chats between people in the district, and […]

    Zookeepers Work to Combat Teen Gorilla’s Phone Addiction

    Zookeepers Work to Combat Teen Gorilla’s Phone Addiction

    Apparently it isn’t only human caretakers who have to worry about how much time their teenagers spend on their phones.  Zookeepers at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago say that a teenage male gorilla named Amare is spending so much time looking at visitors’ phones that it’s distracting him from important real-life interactions with his […]

    U.S. Wildlife Services Killed Over 1.75 Million Animals in 2021

    U.S. Wildlife Services Killed Over 1.75 Million Animals in 2021

    Over the course of 2021, Wildlife Services, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), killed over 1.75 million animals. The program noted it kills animals to protect agriculture, human health and vulnerable species, but conservationists are protesting the killings, which equate to about 200 deaths per hour throughout the year. According to Wildlife […]

    Wildlife Sanctuaries Welcome Lions, Tigers Rescued From Circuses

    Wildlife Sanctuaries Welcome Lions, Tigers Rescued From Circuses

    Four Bengal tigers and four lions have been rescued, after much of their lives were spent in circuses and tight living quarters, as part of two rescue operations. They will now live in wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa. In the case of the tigers, two of the Bengal tigers had been part of a circus, […]