(Illustrative Picture Credit: RapidEye/Getty Images) Penny, a 101-year-old resident of Catawba County, North Carolina, recently needed a new companion after her previous cat passed away. So, her family reached out to their local Humane Society with a unique request — to adopt an elderly cat. Unfortunately, the adoption of an elderly cat is so exceptionally
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Namibia is auctioning off its wild elephants, which has caused an uproar amongst conservation and wildlife groups. In August, the government announced that they had auctioned off 57 wild elephants to three bidders for approximately $537,000, further devastating the wild elephant population that has already suffered so much as a result of poachers and droughts.
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Every time we turn our heads, we discover another facet of the intelligence diamond that are parrots. As we technologically advance, research and studies on many things improve. Scientific research can delve deeper into the mind and abilities of parrots and other birds. As they do, they discover amazing new things. None of the new
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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider— Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 Time: 11:00 am PDT (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest, Dr. Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), will
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Six Native American tribes recently filed a lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin for its planned wolf hunt in November. The tribes say that the hunt violates their natural treaty rights as Wisconsin’s Natural Resource Board approved a 300 wolf quota, which is way too high, according to experts. The tribes also made an effort
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Malawi’s illegal wildlife trade crackdown has earned a Chinese national 14 years in jail. Yunhua Lin, considered the lynchpin of a notorious wildlife trafficking cartel operating across in Southern Africa, was convicted in June of the illegal trade in wildlife parts, illegal possession of firearms, and possession of illegal drugs. At Lin’s sentencing at the
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A Goffin’s cockatoo creates a tool by pulling off a twig from a tree branch. Image by Mark O’Hara/University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna In the effort of living, humans have discovered that crafted tools were essential to making life better. With new tools, things that were difficult became easier. As time progressed, tool-crafting became more
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Conservationists say a plan to build a permanent rocket launch facility at Whaler’s Way in South Australia could push threatened bird species to extinction. Southern Launch, an Adelaide-based startup, operates the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in a privately owned conservation area at the tip of the Eyre Peninsula. The facility is expected to help
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(Picture Credit: Photo by Laurie Cinotto/Getty Images) Typically, when rescuers and authorities discover a cat hoard, it’s a rather nasty situation. However, that wasn’t the case in Katanning, Pennsylvania, where a disabled veteran and his wife took in 61 unneutered and unspayed cats over time while feeding and providing litter for all of them. But
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