Zombie Deer Disease is Spreading

Zombie deer disease is spreading and scientists are concerned that it could jump to humans In the tranquil expanses of North America’s woodlands and grasslands, a silent but concerning phenomenon is unfolding: chronic wasting disease (CWD). The condition, often dubbed “zombie deer disease”, is stealthily spreading among deer populations, sparking concerns among scientists, conservationists and […]

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‘Puppy Bowl’ 2024

‘Puppy Bowl’ celebrates a big anniversary this year, one that shelter and rescue pups will cheer The annual “Puppy Bowl” turns 20 this year, well over middle age in dog years. But does the sheer cuteness of it really ever get old? “Who doesn’t want to watch dogs play all day long?” asks Laurie Johnson, […]

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Cat Video Sent 19M Miles

NASA beamed ultra-high definition video of a cat named Taters back to Earth from nearly 19 million miles away, the space agency said Monday. The 15-second cat video was sent to Earth as an experiment for NASA’s Deep Space Optical Communications. The space agency hopes to one day stream very high-bandwidth video and other data […]

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Illegal Sale of Dinosaur Bones That Were Shipped to China

A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City returned a 13-count indictment charging four people with allegedly buying and selling more than $1 million in “paleontological resources,” which includes dinosaur bones that were exported to China, authorities announced Thursday. Vint Wade, 65, and Donna Wade, 67, of Moab, Utah; Steven Willing, 67, of Los Angeles, […]

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It Took Two Months To Free Juggles

A curious bear cub got his head stuck in a plastic jug. It took two months to free Juggles. Abear cub got a little too interested in a pet food feeder and got its head stuck inside the plastic container – where it stayed for nearly two months – until Tennessee wildlife workers freed it. […]

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PFAS Have Been Found In Animals

As research on toxic “forever chemicals” continues, more is being learned about not only the impacts on humans, but on animals as well. Here’s what you should know about the research in Wisconsin on that topic. Have PFAS been found in animals in Wisconsin? Yes. Sean Strom, a wildlife toxicologist for the Department of Natural […]

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Mysterious Blue Dogs

Something very strange was recently discovered near an old, abandoned chemical plant in Russia: a pack of stray dogs covered in blue fur. The Dzerzhinskoye Orgsteklo plant, which once made hydrocyanic acid and plexiglass, closed down about six years ago — but the building still stands. People who live near the plant began spotting the […]

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Dogs of Chernobyl

The Dogs of Chernobyl Are Experiencing Rapid Evolution, Study Suggests For decades, scientists have studied animals living in or near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to see how increased levels of radiation affect their health, growth, and evolution. A new study analyzed the DNA of 302 feral dogs living near the power plant, compared the […]

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Animals With The Shortest Lifespans

Many factors determine the lifespan of an animal — habitat, food sources (and availability), the animal’s size and its ability to protect itself from predators. Longevity often depends on the age the animal reaches sexual maturity. The Greenland shark has a lifespan of 500-plus years, but they mate later in life, which accounts for why […]

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Rare Bird Spotted in 178 Years

Bird watchers are flocking to northeastern Wisconsin in the hopes of glimpsing a southern shorebird last seen in the state almost 180 years ago. Logan Lasee, a member of the Bay Area Bird Club, spotted a roseate spoonbill in the Ken Euers Nature Area in Green Bay on July 26, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. More […]

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