Month: December 2020

We had just lost our beloved Tortoiseshell of fourteen years, and it was clear that Tom Tom, our social tabby, was lonely. Although he always required a lot of attention, it had gotten to the point where he wouldn’t let us out of his sight. When we had to leave him alone, Frank Sinatra would
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Britain’s pet shops are legally selling tens of thousands of wild animals including crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes and lizards as “exotic” pets, researchers have found. Most species involved are endangered species, potentially dangerous to humans or highly susceptible to serious welfare problems in captivity, an animal welfare charity said. All were “unsuitable as pets”.
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A Victorian woman is facing almost 300 animal cruelty charges after wildlife officers allegedly found the carcasses of 140 protected native birds, including 128 wedge-tailed eagles, at her property. The office of the conservation regulator said police, wildlife officers, and officials from the agriculture department searched the woman’s property in Violet Town in August after
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A kitten asked everyone for attention and hoped they noticed him after being rescued from outside. Jin’s Bottle Babies A litter of kittens was brought to a vet clinic in Arizona after they were found outside as orphans. At just one day old, the kittens desperately needed round-the-clock specialized care. Shelbi Uyehara, founder of Jin’s
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Two California Condors soar above forested hills. The dark-brown birds with featherless heads are the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans stretching 10 feet. Photo: Jeff Foott/NPL/Minden The California Condor is perhaps America’s most iconic endangered species and conservation success story. In the 1980s, the wild population dwindled to just 25 birds, which
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Photo: Nataliia Yankovets/Alamy The holidays are a time to relax and recharge from the year. At the close of an especially challenging one, Audubon‘s editors are excited to detach and find new curiosities and inspiration in books—and we wanted to share some of our favorite reads with you.  Here are seven books that are sure to appeal to bird
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Ridgway’s Rail. Photo: Rick Lewis/Audubon Photography Awards Tucked away in the giant omnibus spending legislation passed this week was a small package of bills focused on western water. Western rivers provide important benefits to rural communities, the recreation economy, and bird and wildlife habitat, in addition to providing critical water supplies for cities, irrigated farmland,
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