Animals

Surreal Echappée Aquarium Lets Fish Escape the Tank

Surreal Echappée Aquarium Lets Fish Escape the Tank

The Echappée aquarium by designer Sebastien Cordoleani resembles something out of a Salvador Dalí painting. Something that would easily fit in with a collection of melting clocks, the French artist's

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10 Million Scallops Killed by Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Ocean

10 Million Scallops Killed by Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Ocean

Scallop photo from Shutterstock British Columbian company Island Scallops has reported a loss of three year’s worth of product due to high ocean acidity caused by carbon dioxide pollution. Around 10

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USDA Pledges Millions to Help Honeybee Populations Recover

USDA Pledges Millions to Help Honeybee Populations Recover

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pulling out the big guns to save struggling honeybee populations, pledging millions of dollars to help ranchers and farmers nurture bee colonies for food production.

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New Study Shows Parasite Found in Cats May Cause Dementia in Senior Citizens

New Study Shows Parasite Found in Cats May Cause Dementia in Senior Citizens

According to a new study in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, your cuddly cat companion might pose some serious health risks, especially to senior citizens. Previous research has shown that cats can spread a

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Hot Pockets Recalled Due to Concern Over Diseased Meat

Hot Pockets Recalled Due to Concern Over Diseased Meat

Spoiler alert (literally): Hot Pockets may contain diseased animal products. The microwavable monstrosities produced by Nestlé and reportedly filled with "real meat" may be at risk of contamination. The

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Finnish Reindeer Sprayed with Glow-in-the-Dark Liquid to Prevent Traffic Accidents

Finnish Reindeer Sprayed with Glow-in-the-Dark Liquid to Prevent Traffic Accidents

The Finnish government has embarked on a pilot project that involves spraying a special glow-in-the-dark liquid on reindeer in an attempt to prevent traffic accidents. It's estimated that the local

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Zulu Church Replaces Leopard Pelts with Faux Fur to Protect Big Cat Population

Zulu Church Replaces Leopard Pelts with Faux Fur to Protect Big Cat Population

In a rare instance of globalization aiding animal welfare, the South African Shembe church announced that they will swap out leopard skins used in ceremonial dress for synthetic furs imported from China.

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Prince William Urges Buckingham Palace to Destroy All 1,200 Pieces of Ivory in the Royal Collection

Prince William Urges Buckingham Palace to Destroy All 1,200 Pieces of Ivory in the Royal Collection

Photo from Shutterstock Prince William recently threw his support behind a campaign against elephant poaching, and in a conversation with world renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, he commented that

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Scientists Discover Smoking Gun that Caused Mass Extinction of Ice Age Mammals

Scientists Discover Smoking Gun that Caused Mass Extinction of Ice Age Mammals

Not only has an international collaboration between 30 different scientific teams uncovered the "smoking gun" that caused mass extinctions during the last ice age, but it also demonstrated what can be

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Sam Fox School’s Dynamic Bird Blind Blends into an Avian Paradise

Sam Fox School’s Dynamic Bird Blind Blends into an Avian Paradise

Washington University's school of architecture teamed up with the Audubon Center at Riverlands and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Rivers Project Office to design and construct the bird blind using

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Second Danish Zoo Says it No Longer Plans to Kill Giraffe Named Marius

Second Danish Zoo Says it No Longer Plans to Kill Giraffe Named Marius

Animal lovers had barely recovered from the news that a Danish zoo killed a perfectly healthy giraffe and fed it to the lions when a second Danish zoo announced its intentions to do the same thing. Now

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Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

A proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to kill the population of mute swans in Prospect Park has got area animal lovers seeing red. The argument for the plan is that the birds

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Another Giraffe Named Marius at Risk of Being Put Down by Danish Zoo

Another Giraffe Named Marius at Risk of Being Put Down by Danish Zoo

Just a few days after Copenhagen Zoo killed a perfectly healthy giraffe and carved it up in public, Danish Jyllands Park Zoo announced that it might put down one of its giraffes, coincidentally also named

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Conservationists to Move Rhinos Threatened by Poaching from South Africa to Botswana

Conservationists to Move Rhinos Threatened by Poaching from South Africa to Botswana

After years of unsuccessful cries for protection, some of South Africa’s threatened rhinos are finally being rescued. Conservationists have announced a plan to relocate the endangered animals to

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U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade

U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade

Photo via Shutterstock This week the White House announced a new "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking" that includes a near complete ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory.

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Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Norman developed his talents with help from his owner, Karen Cobb, who can be seen coaching and encouraging him in his videos. When he's not riding, he competes in agility, herding and obedience

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Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

Animal lovers and fastidious fishermen are already aware of the dangers that plastic six-pack drink rings, fishing line, hooks, and rubber bands pose to ocean creatures. However, a far more lethal class

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This Fish is Driving Its Very Own Aquarium on Wheels (Sort Of)

This Fish is Driving Its Very Own Aquarium on Wheels (Sort Of)

As household pets go, it's probably fair to say that the lives of fish are among the least active, and the creatures can rarely be described as adventurous. Even their homes are a term synonymous with

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Copenhagen Zoo Shoots 18-Month-Old Giraffe and Publicly Feeds it to the Lions (Video)

Copenhagen Zoo Shoots 18-Month-Old Giraffe and Publicly Feeds it to the Lions (Video)

Copenhagen Zoo just drew international outrage after shooting a baby giraffe and then cutting it up in front of a crowd in a bid to prevent 'inbreeding.' According to reports, the animal was coaxed into a

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Will Rats Become Earth’s New Overlords After the Next Mass Extinction?

Will Rats Become Earth’s New Overlords After the Next Mass Extinction?

When humans are eradicated from the planet, rats may become Earth's new overlords. At least, that’s the result of a new thought experiment done by a group of researchers led by Jan Zalasiewicz at the

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New Map Shows Accelerated Animal Migration and Extinction Due to Climate Change

New Map Shows Accelerated Animal Migration and Extinction Due to Climate Change

The true threat that climate change poses to various species across the globe is staggering, and thanks to a new map from CSIRO and an international team of scientists, we now have a visual

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Russian Billionaire Battles to Save Stray Dogs from Extermination in Sochi

Russian Billionaire Battles to Save Stray Dogs from Extermination in Sochi

Russian officials have been scrambling to prepare the city of Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics - and part of their plan is to round up and kill hundreds of stray dogs. In response to the lethal campaign

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France Crushes Over 3 Tons of Illegal Ivory in Stand Against Elephant Poaching

France Crushes Over 3 Tons of Illegal Ivory in Stand Against Elephant Poaching

Image via Shutterstock France made history on Thursday when it became the first European country to publicly destroy three tons of seized illegal ivory as part of a global fight against elephant

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Cattle are the World’s Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Among Livestock, Study Finds

Cattle are the World’s Top Greenhouse Gas Emitters Among Livestock, Study Finds

If you want to dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, you might want to start with your dinner plate. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that cattle

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Sochi Rounds Up Stray Dogs for Slaughter, Calls them Biological Trash

Sochi Rounds Up Stray Dogs for Slaughter, Calls them Biological Trash

While Sochi's security forces are on high alert against potential terrorist attacks, there's a different kind of horror sweeping the Russian city's streets. In preparation for the Olympic Games, the city

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Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Michael Bloomberg may have relinquished his role as New York City's mayor, but when it comes to ways he can continue to serve people, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. One of Bloomberg's latest

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Horrifying Disease Causes Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart

Horrifying Disease Causes Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart

Scientists recently discovered that massive populations of starfish have been dying along the Western Coast of the United States due to a mysterious disease that causes them to tear themselves apart. The

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Norwegian Hotel Launches World’s First Dog Sled Taxi Service

Norwegian Hotel Launches World’s First Dog Sled Taxi Service

The Kirkenes Snowhotel in Norway has found a way to attract animal-loving guests from around the world by launching the world's first dog sled taxi to pick guests up from the nearby Kirkenes Airport.

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Self-Powered Cyborg Cockroaches Could Locate Disaster Victims

Self-Powered Cyborg Cockroaches Could Locate Disaster Victims

Cockroaches are not everyone’s cup of tea, but a recent development by a team of Japanese scientists may change the way you look at the virtually indestructible creepy-crawlies. Osaka University and the

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Microplastic Beads from Face Scrub Clog US Waterways and Poison Fish

Microplastic Beads from Face Scrub Clog US Waterways and Poison Fish

Image © Shutterstock Your toothpaste, facial scrub, or body wash may be clogging waterways with tiny plastic particles - without you even realizing it. One bottle of facial cleanser may contain as

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