Other Animals

You see it all the time in scary movies. A dog’s barking at a window or a doorway, but when the hero goes to check it out, there’s nothing there. Sure, that’s just in the movies. But maybe you’ve noticed your dog does the same thing IRL, and you can’t help but wonder: Can my
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Cats are known for being aloof and independent, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get separation anxiety. It’s tough to spot in cats, but if you’ve ever noticed your kitty seems a little too attached to you, it might be more serious than just loving you a lot. The Dodo spoke with Dr. Andrea Y.
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Have you ever been minding your own business when your cat starts tossing items off your counter left and right? While both your home — and the internet — is full of cats knocking things over, this quirky cat habit is actually a sign that your feisty BFF’s probably bored. “People mistakenly think that cats
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You know your cat is sweet, adorable and loving. But your friends aren’t so convinced. They think he’s mean and cold because he always hisses at them. You might not understand why your precious angel turns into a hissing machine around your friends — and you might even wonder if something’s wrong with your cat.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mike Fernandez Photo: Courtesy of Mike Fernandez Mike Fernandez is a video producer for the National Audubon Society and has been with the organization since 2012. Though he works at the organization’s headquarters in New York, Fernandez spends most of his time out in the field, collecting and documenting the stories of the people that make up Audubon.
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Illustration: Joe Ciardiello Who’s Kenn? Simply put, Kenn is a national treasure. A renowned birder, author, and conservationist, Kenn Kaufman has spent his life dedicated to observing birds, reading about birds, writing about birds, and sharing the world of birds with others. With all that birdy knowledge in his brain, he also acts as the field editor for Audubon magazine. So, whenever we
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Griffin Skyping with another former student, Gabriella. Given that almost everyone is now interacting with friends and family over platforms like ZOOM, Skype, FaceTime, etc., I’m often asked about how parrots might deal with virtual interactions. As with most questions about parrots, the answers are complicated. The primary issues involve their visual system, which differs
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Conservationists warn that up to half a million sharks could be killed to produce the coronavirus vaccine. Sharks produce squalene, the natural oil in their livers, that’s used in vaccines around the world. Squalene is used to create a stronger immune response in the vaccine, therefore increasing its efficacy. GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical company, uses squalene
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Black Rail being banded by Erik Johnson, Audubon Louisiana’s director of bird conservation. Photo: William Widmer Some call it “mythical.” Others have dubbed it “the bird that doesn’t exist.” Of course, neither is true: While extremely rare and almost impossible to find, Black Rails are defintely real, and new steps taken this week aim to ensure the bird continues
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Bradford Kasberg in Eggers Grove, Chicago. Photo: Frankie Pedersen The 1893 World’s Fair, held in Chicago, celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. To support the Columbian theme, city leaders raised statues of the explorer to honor what was widely regarded as his discovery and the subsequent conquest of a wild and empty
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Cerulean Warbler. Photo: Gary Robinette/Audubon Photography Awards The Delaware River Watershed is a system where resilient communities thrive alongside priority bird species, spanning 13,500 square miles of diverse habitat across Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. It’s a landscape that is home to more than 400 bird species and 8 million people. From the
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