Pigeons are widely treated with contempt by the public.
Pigeons simply don’t deserve the bad press they get.
Animal reservoirs and people who experience chronic COVID infections could potentially see the emergence of new variants. But these variants aren’t necessarily cause for concern.
Jordan Peele’s latest horror film challenges viewers to consider technology, surveillance, other worldly life and the making of spectacle through different lenses — including the eyes of animals.
When it comes to our ethical duties to animals, representation and respect should go hand in hoof.
A great hammerhead shark’s two eyes can be 3 feet apart on opposite sides of its skull.
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The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
Megalodon would have dwarfed today’s great white sharks.
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Megalodon, the world’s largest known shark species, swam the oceans long before humans existed. Its teeth are all that’s left, and they tell a story of an apex predator that vanished.
A study from Thailand documents a case of a veterinarian catching COVID after an infected cat sneezed on her.
Wetlands in Accra have become popular targets for developers.
Accra has become susceptible to floods due to encroachment on wetlands.
Interior view of Polito’s Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, Westminster, London, 1812.
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Historians aren’t sure exactly when the first zoo was built, but it’s clear humans have kept exotic animals for thousands of years.
Children are taught to value the lives of other species less, according to a new study.
Don’t call them tentacles: An octopus has eight arms.
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With nine brains, blue blood and a talent for camouflage, the octopus is one of the most fascinating creatures in the sea.
More and more Australia Post workers are reporting dog bites in the course of their work. What should you do if you witness a dog attack? And what if you’re the victim?
Meat has been a marker of class and gender divides and has sparked scientific revolutions.
Meat has been a marker of class and gender divides, sparked scientific revolutions and has been at the centre of wars.
Many animals have evolved very entertaining – if not impolite – strategies for evolutionary success.
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In his latest book, David Brooks questions human exceptionalism, drawing on the work of a wide range of thinkers and writers.
White-tailed deer are one of the few wild species that scientists have found to be infected with the coronavirus – at least so far.
Scientists have been testing captive and wild animals for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. Only a few wild species are known to carry the virus, but many more have been shown to be susceptible.
Specialized anatomy means flightless penguins are master swimmers.
How did penguins end up with so few bones – and become lightning-fast swimmers?
Dogs can understand a range of human words.
For humans, there is a link between the development of language and cognitive skills. Studying the same process in dogs can be used to determine their capabilities at the puppy stage.
Betty White had three dogs in 1954, including ‘Stormy,’ a Saint Bernard.
Fans of the late actress are calling on Americans to donate $5 or more to animal charities on Jan. 17, 2022, which would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday.
A hippopotamus heads back into its enclosure at the Antwerp Zoo.
COVID-19 has been found in wild, captive and domesticated animals. To understand and combat the disease, a One Health approach that considers human, animal and environmental factors is essential.
Climbers must climb, diggers must dig and runners must run.
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A fundamental change in how North American zoos and aquariums are accredited supports their animal conservation and species survival work.