Month: November 2021

(Picture Credit: Jacques Julien/Getty Images) After a resurgence in Oregon of feline panleukopenia, or feline distemper virus, local veterinarians and shelters are stressing the importance of vaccinations. The uptick in cases could create a domino effect from limited care availability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you should know about this virus and how to
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Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. There are currently fewer than 69,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild today. And the threats of habitat loss and illegal hunting for bushmeat are only exacerbated by demand for giraffe trophies and other products traded internationally. The U.S. is partly
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Pigeons are everywhere, walking in the park, flying through the air, sitting on phone lines. You could say they’re part of everyday life. Many people find the presence of pigeons in urban areas annoying, and some even consider them to be dirty pests that should generally be distanced from us. However, pigeons hold an important
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[embedded content] [embedded content]Doctor Ilyena Hirskyi-Douglas, of the University of Glasgow, has conducted and authored a study that advocates for canine choice. By masterminding something called a DogPhone, she hopes to have taken a first step towards alleviating separation anxiety, and more. Essentially, the DogPhone is a hi-tech toy — a large ball, to be exact.
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Mozambique’s 15-year civil war changed the face of its national parks, which underwent rampant poaching of big mammals, including elephants. It did much more. It changed the face of female African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana). The unusually large number of tuskless females at the Gorongosa National Park today can be traced back to the ravages
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JAMBI, Indonesia — Conservation authorities in Indonesia have reported the death of a Sumatran tiger captured in October following reports of deadly attacks on people. Officials have linked the death to a suspected local outbreak of African swine fever killing the big cat’s main prey. The adult female Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) died on
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