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Activists work to stop ‘barbaric’ practice of spaying pregnant dogs at Southern California shelters

This shepherd mix, affectionately called “Mommy” by her foster mom, Lacey Tygenhof of Fullerton, feeds her 12 hungry puppies on on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) This 11-day-old foster pup, one of 12, rests comfortably in Fullerton on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Last year, OC animal control changed its policy – dogs in the last trimester of pregnancy are no longer spayed, but are allowed to to have their pups. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange Coun...
Tags: News, Dogs, Government, Animals, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mommy, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Animal Shelters, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Welsh

Diver filmed with huge great white: sharks must be 'protected not feared'

Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher, came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recordedTwo shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told the Associated Press that she encountered the 20ft (6m) shark Tuesday near a dead sperm whale off Oahu. The even...
Tags: Animals, Environment, US news, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Hawaii, Associated Press, Sharks, Ramsey, Oahu, Juan Oliphant, Hawaii Ocean Ramsey

Antarctic expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'

Scientists surprised by haul of crustaceans and tardigrades in undisturbed subglacial lakeScientists have found the remains of tiny, ancient animals in an Antarctic lake that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years beneath a kilometre-thick slab of ice.The surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades, also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets”, was made by US researchers on a rare mission to drill into the Mercer subglacial lake which lies nearly 400 miles from the south pole. Contin...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, US, World news, Antarctica, Antarctic

Tracking technology to reveal whether food produced legally and sustainably

OpenSC venture, which will track Patagonian toothfish, developed by WWF and BCG DigitalA new project that uses technology to track the movements of food through the supply chain will aim to inform consumers whether items such as fish they buy at a restaurant were produced legally and sustainably.The new venture is called OpenSC and uses product QR codes that consumers can scan with a smartphone to automatically display information on where the product was caught, when and how it was produced, wh...
Tags: Technology, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Fish, Wildlife, Wwf

Swiss Scientists Have Trained Their Dog-Like Robot to Better Fend Off Its Human Oppressors

Engineers in Switzerland say they’ve found a way to make a four-legged robot even harder to fight off during the eventual robopocalypse. In a new paper, published Wednesday in Science Robotics, they describe a system that trains the bot to move faster than ever, while still being able to resist attempts to knock it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Robots, Switzerland, Robotics, Science Robotics

Rodeo Alaska Cow Evades Capture Wandering Anchorage Trails

Trail users began spotting Betsy the cow in the fall, posting about their sightings on social media and giving her near-celebrity status.
Tags: News, Animals, Betsy

Two Cats Live Alone in a Silicon Valley Apartment for $1,500 a Month

We've found a pair of cats that are DEFINITELY living a nicer life than you are in their own Silicon Valley apartment.
Tags: Cute, Life, Animals, Gallery, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Apartment

Meet Remus, the Adorable Dachshund Who Learned ‘Harry Potter’ Spells

This cute dachshund named Remus is breaking the internet with the video of him responding to commands as Harry Potter spells.
Tags: Cute, Life, Animals, Amazing, Gallery, Harry Potter, Remus, TV & Movies, z - Uncategorized, Happiness Heroes, Gallery. Trending

Wet and wild: why Australia must learn to love the animals on its beaches | John Pickrell

Australia is in danger of loving some beaches to death. By fostering a passion for wildlife, we can turn the tide on degradation • Vote for Australia’s best beachesAustralia has so many beaches, you could visit a different one every day for 30 years if you chose to – 10,685 around the mainland and Tasmanian coasts alone, according to the University of Sydney’s coastal studies unit.In fact, when you include all 8,222 islands, the entire coastline stretches over 59,736km – this adds up to a great ...
Tags: Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Pollution, Wildlife, Conservation, Oceans, Plastics, University of Sydney, John Pickrell

Dangerous jellyfish have invaded Australian beaches

Bluebottle jellyfish have invaded Australia’s Gold and Sunshine Coasts. This past weekend, the jellyfish (also known as the Portuguese man-of-war) stung more than 5,000 people, and many of the victims weren’t even in the water. Just walking on one bluebottle jellyfish on the beach can bring intense pain, and because of strong north-easterly swell conditions, the jellyfish have been pushed to shore. Meanwhile, the deadly Irukandji jellyfish are bombarding the eastern coasts because of warming wa...
Tags: Design, News, Australia, Animals, US, Global Warming, Queensland, Invasive Species, Gold Coast, Warming Oceans, Jellyfish, Matador Network, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Queensland Ambulance, Jeremy Sturges

Podcast 016: Barking Up the Right Tree

In This Episode: This is a story about a dog. Dogs may or may not have Uncommon Sense, but how its owner reacts to a dog might be an interesting indicator of their thinking ability. You’ll get what I mean pretty quickly. Show Page:
Tags: Podcasts, Animals, Medical

PM's pledge to help native species was about cutting red tape for farm chemicals, his office says

‘Priority’ bill has ‘stuff-all to do with native species’, the Wilderness Society saysScott Morrison has elevated an obscure agricultural chemicals bill to one of the top two legislative priorities for the Coalition in 2019, according to his office.Speaking to ABC News Breakfast on Monday, the prime minister cited “environmental legislation … [that] is important for native species” as among the government’s priorities for the new year, second only to national security. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, Coalition, Australian politics, Endangered Species, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Morrison, ABC News Breakfast

Wild boar and African Swine Fever concern in Poland

If you follow Polish news, you probably heard about the plans to slaughter some of the wild boars, because of African Swine Fever they may spread. African Swine Fever – or ASF – is a deadly virus found in pigs. It was detected in around 3,200 wild boars and pigs in different locations across Poland between February 2014 and last summer, according to the Polish news agency PAP. Image courtesy It is not harmful to humans, but is almost always fatal for pigs (świnie) and boars (dziki)...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, European Union, Linguistics, Poland, Countries, Pap, ASF, PZL, Current News, Mikołaj Golachowski

Researchers have identified an area of the dog brain dedicated to processing human faces

If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up after her furry companion, day after day after day. But is this unique cross-species relationship also reflected at a deeper level, in the workings of the canine brain? A recent study in Learning and Behavior suggests so, finding that highly trained dogs have a dedicated neural area for processing human faces, separate from the area involved in processin...
Tags: Psychology, Dogs, Animals, Intelligence, Brain, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, Emotions, BPS Research Digest, Auburn University, Andie Thompkins

On a wing and a player: hopes webcam can save endangered albatross

Footage of tiny colony of birds on the southern tip of New Zealand captivates millions around the globeMillions of amateur naturalists around the world have been tuning in to the secret lives of albatrosses as New Zealand rangers employ YouTube in a bid to save the mysterious giant sea birds.New Zealand conservation teams set up a 24-hour live-stream of an albatross nest at Taiaroa Head on the Otago peninsula in 2016. Three years on, the feed has become an unexpected global hit, with 2.3 million...
Tags: Animals, Environment, World news, Birds, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, New Zealand, Otago, Taiaroa Head

Californias Monarch butterfly population hits 'potentially catastrophic' low in 2018

California’s Monarch butterfly population hit a record low in 2018 after dropping a whopping 86 percent from the previous year. According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the total population has declined 97 percent since the 1980s, but this latest one year drop is “potentially catastrophic.” In the western part of the United States, monarchs migrate to California for the winter, traveling from Idaho and Utah. In 2017, the traditional California coastal sites like Pismo Beac...
Tags: Utah, Weather, Design, News, California, Animals, Climate, United States, Conservation, Migration, Wildfires, Idaho, Ecology, Urban Development, Vancouver, Flowers

Mysterious Shark Species Discovered in Museum Collection May Already Be Extinct

It’s a new year, and the world has its first new species of shark in 2019. Meet Carcharhinus obsolerus! Though, it’d be wise to temper your expectations if you hope to see the newly-described species in the wild. The unique shark—described based on a few specimens caught many decades ago—may actually be extinct, gone…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Wildlife, Oceans, Sharks, Marine Biology, We Hardly Knew Ye

Planned wild boar cull in Poland angers conservationists

Mikołaj Golachowski describes plan as ‘evil’ and warns of environmental consequencesConservationists have branded plans by the Polish government to cull almost the entire wild boar population of the country as “pointless, counterproductive and evil”.In a move to tackle an epidemic of African swine fever, the Polish government has ordered a series of hunts, beginning this weekend, with the aim of killing the vast majority of the country’s population of around 200,000 wild boar. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Animal Welfare, Poland, Mikołaj Golachowski

A delightful cartoon about the "living fossil" fish, the coelacanth

Known as a "living fossil," the coelacanth is an order of fish thought to have been extinct for 65 million years until one was caught in 1938 in a fisherman's net off the coast of South Africa and identified by museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer. This wonderful paper animation tells the story of the curious creature and its rediscovery. (hhmi BioInteractive via The Kid Should See This)
Tags: Video, Science, News, Biology, Animals, Fish, South Africa, Cryptozoology, Marjorie Courtenay Latimer

Cyclops cow worshipped in West Bengal

A cow born with just one eye and no real nose was recently born in Bardhaman, West Bengal, India. According to, er, The Sun, a local source said that "Ever since the calf was born, the people have crowded to see it. They are now considering it to be a miracle of God and have started worshipping it. The cow had been discarded by its mother and the women are feeding the cow. The people think that worshipping the cow is going to bring luck and prosperity to the family of whoever worships it." ...
Tags: Video, News, Animals, Cows, Cyclops, West Bengal, Bardhaman West Bengal, Cyclopia

Trade in ivory from extinct mammoths could be banned

Proposal is intended to protect African elephants from being poached for their tusksThe long-extinct woolly mammoth could gain protected status in an unprecedented attempt to save the African elephant from the global ivory trade.If approved, the protection of the mammoth under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) could prove vital in saving its modern relatives. The proposal by Israel would close a loophole that enables the trafficking of il...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Israel, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Animal Welfare, Illegal wildlife trade

Extinct mammoths could be given protected status in bid to save elephants

Proposal is intended to protect African elephants from being poached for their tusksThe long-extinct woolly mammoth could gain protected status in an unprecedented attempt to save the African elephant from the global ivory trade.If approved, the protection of the mammoth under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) could prove vital in saving its modern relatives. The proposal by Israel would close a loophole that enables the trafficking of il...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Israel, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Animal Welfare, Illegal wildlife trade

The cutest Year of the Pig baby gifts for all the 2019 little piggies

On Tuesday, February 5, we celebrate Chinese New Year and ring in the Year of the Pig. We’ve always loved Chinese New Year animal gifts as thoughtful baby gifts — and I’m kind of amazed realizing we’ve now come full Chinese Zodiac circle, having first shared Year of the Pig baby gift ideas 12 years […]
Tags: Shopping, Etsy, Animals, Baby, Handmade, Baby Shower Gifts, Chinese New Year, Keepsakes, Baby Clothes, Baby Gifts, Baby Blankets, Baby Onesies, Best Board Books, Gifts For New Parents, Baby Dishes

Whitsundays shark attack: woman and child bitten in shallow waters

Girl to be transferred from Hamilton Island to have bite on foot treated, while woman was bitten on legA child and a woman have been bitten by a shark in the Whitsundays. Related: Shark attack: five survivors on what it's like when a great white tries to eat you Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Queensland, Sharks, Hamilton Island

Want to know what mice in labs are saying? Try DeepSqueak.

Mice have a vocabulary of about 20 different phrases. A clever new neural-network-based application reveals what mice used in research say. Spoiler: The conversation changes when a female shows up Rodents are chatty little creatures, and even if mice aren't really hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings, as they're portrayed to be in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, they do seem to speak in their own very high-pitched way. They have what University of Washington researcher Kevin Coffey ch...
Tags: Biology, Animals, Communication, Medical Research, Language, Innovation, Addiction, Sound, Marx, University of Washington, UW, Coffey, Kevin Coffey, Russell Marx, John Neumaier, DeepSqueak

Alarm after Christmas decorations found tied to New Zealand birds

Animal welfare charity appeals for information after dozens of birds found dead or injuredDozens of birds in New Zealand have been found dead or injured with Christmas decorations tied around them, prompting calls for anyone with information on who is behind the cruel attacks to come forward.The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said a number of sparrows and pigeons have been reported with “decorative trinkets” tied to them in the capital, Wellington. Cont...
Tags: Animals, World news, Birds, Asia Pacific, Animal Welfare, New Zealand, Wellington Continue

Feature: How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

The extravagant splendor of the animal kingdom can’t be explained by natural selection alone — so how did it come to be?
Tags: News, Animals, Birds, Animal Behavior, Darwin, Prum, Beauty (Concept, Reproduction (Biological, Evolution (Biology, Charles Robert, Richard O