Other Animals

Shutterstock While training pets can be challenging, a pocket full of treats will go a long way in your adventure together. But if you aren’t careful, treat training can lose its meaning, making it tougher to learn in the long run. We spoke to animal behaviorist Kelly Ballantyne about the best ways to motivate your
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(EnviroNews Arizona) — Parts of eastern Arizona are a conflict zone, as a 100-year war between ranchers, conservation groups, government agencies, and the endangered Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) rages on. The rarest subspecies of gray wolf, also known as “el lobo,” is doing what wolves have always done in their native territories: they
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The Superb Lyrebird is already famous for its ornate tail feathers and beautiful songs. Now, a new study in Ecological Applications has given us another reason to admire this Australian specialty: It turns out that lyrebirds are one of nature’s best ecosystem engineers, too. When the ground-dwelling birds aren’t singing or shaking their ornate tail feathers to impress
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The Superb Lyrebird is already famous for its ornate tail feathers and beautiful songs. Now, a new study in Ecological Applications has given us another reason to admire this Australian specialty: It turns out that lyrebirds are one of nature’s best ecosystem engineers, too. When the ground-dwelling birds aren’t singing or shaking their ornate tail feathers to impress
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Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Alex Miller/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON – The National Wildlife Federation, the National Audubon Society, and 58 other conservation organizations have called on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to retract all management plans, decisions, rulemakings, and regulations that were influenced by William Perry Pendley, after a judge ruled Pendley served unlawfully for 14 months as
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John Goglia was sitting in the kitchen of his East Boston home when the walls and windows shook. It was the early evening of October 4, 1960, and Goglia, who was then 16 years old, brushed off the unusual occurrence and returned to dinner. “It wasn’t really an explosion,” he recalls. “It was an impact.”
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Fox hunting is an incredibly cruel sport in which foxes are chased by people on horseback and a pack of dogs for “fun.” Once caught, the dogs rip these poor foxes to shreds. Despite fox hunting being illegal in England, it still happens quite often due to weak enforcement of the law. A few months
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WAIT! Did your cat eat Halloween candy? It’s best to call your vet ASAP. Forget creepy crawlies and ghosts — candy is the scariest thing your cat can encounter during Halloween. Veterinarians everywhere see an uptick in candy-related toxicity cases during Halloween — and it’s not surprising with all the candy you probably have stashed
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Halloween brings all kinds of excitement for humans — but it’s definitely not a holiday built for cats.  “Cats are creatures of habit, so many kitties don’t appreciate the extra noise and excitement on Halloween night,” Dr. Zay Satchu, cofounder and chief veterinary officer at Bond Vet in New York City, told The Dodo. According
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Sam Sifton searches f​or bonefish in Los Roques National Park, Venezuela. Photo: Chris Ramirez/The New York Tim​es/Redux For countless people daunted by decision-making during the pandemic, the culinary and all-around life advice in New York Times editor Sam Sifton’s Cooking and At Home newsletters provide comfort and guidance. Sifton, meanwhile, has found solace in a rediscovered hobby: birding. “Birds are a rare pleasure
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Long-billed Dowitchers. Photo: Melissa James/Audubon Photography Awards Long-billed Dowitchers—shorebirds about the size of robins—annually migrate from breeding areas in Alaska and eastern Siberia to wintering areas in the southern United States, Mexico, and the northern part of Latin America. Along the way, surveys indicate that up to 150,000 Long-billed Dowitchers stop annually in the Lahontan
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The koala is being considered for official listing as endangered after the summer’s bushfire disaster and ongoing habitat destruction on the east coast forced the government to reconsider its threat status. The iconic species, which is currently listed as vulnerable under national environment laws, is among 28 animals that could have their threat status upgraded,
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