Tag: Animals

How to Move Your Elephant During a Pandemic

The border between Argentina and Brazil had been closed by the coronavirus pandemic for nearly two months when, in early May, an unusual convoy approached the checkpoint in Puerto Iguazú. There were 15 people, all of whom had gone days with little sleep, and six vehicles, including a crane and a large truck. Behind the […]

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Raising Backyard Chickens Is Latest Quarantine Trend

It’s the latest and perhaps unlikeliest COVID-19 trend—raising chickens. Tara Cook-Litman is a mom of three from Connecticut and she bought 13 chickens when the state went into lockdown. “It raised the question for me how I was going to feed my family,” Cook-Litman told Inside Edition. “And I have gardens, but didn’t have a way […]

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Rare Albino Turtle with Yellow Skin and Shell Found in India

A rare sighting has left scientists in India mesmerized as a yellow turtle with an albino mutation has been found in India. Forest officials in Eastern India recently caught the turtle, after some locals spotted its unusual coloration. It’s suspected that the yellow reptile is an albino mutation of a common turtle. “Truly it is […]

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Is It Safe For Your Dog to Drink Water From a Pond?

A 10-year-old boy playing with his beloved husky puppy Keanna in Zion National Park was heartbroken after the dog died suddenly after going swimming. Twenty minutes after video was taken of the pair having fun in the pond, she was dead.  “She started seizing. Her whole head and body was shaking,” the boy’s mom told Inside Edition. […]

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How Ultra-Black Fish Disappear in the Deepest Seas

Alexander Davis admits that he can be a glutton for punishment. He staked part of his Ph.D. on finding some of the world’s best-camouflaged fishes in the ocean’s deepest depths. These animals are so keen on not being found that they’ve evolved the ability to absorb more than 99.9 percent of the light that hits […]

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How Exercise May Bolster the Brain

Exercise may help change exercisers’ brains in surprising ways, according to a new study of physical activity and brain health. The study, which included both mice and people, found that exercise prompts the liver to pump out a little-known protein, and that chemically upping the levels of that protein in out-of-shape, elderly animals rejuvenates their […]

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How Koalas With an S.T.D. Could Help Humanity

TOORBUL, Australia — The first sign is the smell: smoky, like a campfire, with a hint of urine. The second is the koala’s rear end: If it is damp and inflamed, with streaks of brown, you know the animal is in trouble. Jo, lying curled and unconscious on the examination table, had both. Jo is […]

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Lockdowns Spared Millions of Animals From Becoming Roadkill, Researchers Say

As states locked down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the nation’s roads became less deadly for wild animals, most likely sparing millions of them from becoming roadkill, according to a new report. The number of wild animals killed per day in Maine during the first four weeks of the state’s shutdown was down […]

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This Ancient Sea Creature Builds Its Body With a Whisper, Not a Scream

Building a body from scratch is a daunting task, one that requires careful coordination among all those involved. That’s why nature’s starting stuff — cells — have learned to be remarkably chatty to get the job done right. Decades of experiments on embryos from fish, frogs and mice have painted a general picture of the way […]

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