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Dog Delights Onlookers When He Refuses To Leave The Park

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The Burmese peacock softshell turtle is one of the most endangered freshwater turtle species on planet Earth. Found in the Indawgyi Lake region of Myanmar, this species has faced an uncertain future due to overhunting and poverty-stricken conditions. That’s why conservation group Flora and Fauna International (FFI) recently launched a breeding program to help protect …

Joe Trofer-Cook is an 11-year-old boy who fell in love with agriculture during the pandemic and dreamed of becoming a farmer. His passion was sparked when he planted seeds in a new raised bed that his grandfather built for his seventh birthday. Since then, Joe has grown from selling homegrown produce to renting his own …

When Nevada State Trooper Estrada spotted a tiny kitten on the side of a busy highway, she didn’t hesitate to act. She pulled over her vehicle and approached the terrified kitty, saying “Hi, baby. You’re OK.” But then the kitten bolted further toward traffic, and it was up to the brave officer to scuttle after …

When Jennifer Schuh went for a beach walk in Santa Cruz, she had no idea what kind of amazing discovery she would make. When she stumbled upon an odd-looking object that resembled used firewood, little did she know it was a very rare mastodon tooth! Jennifer took some photos of the tooth and posted them …

Do you remember the last time you felt so excited about something that you just had to get it? That’s exactly how Amber, the orangutan at Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, reacted when she met Taylor the visitor. It was as if her day suddenly became focused on a single objective—finding out what was inside his …

John Stessel has found an equally enthusiastic audience for his magic tricks: shelter dogs. The A-list magician has been performing at the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey, and their adorable reactions help get them adopted. His work is paying off, as most of the dogs featured in his videos have gone on …

Among the coasts of Warrnambool city in Australia sits a small island by the name of Middle Island. This tiny piece of land is home to some very special inhabitants, and their protection is thanks to an unlikely hero. Middle Island is the only place in Australia where one can find the smallest penguin species …

You’ve probably heard the story about the cats that live in Walt Disney World, but does this myth have any truth to it? It turns out that while there is no evidence of a colony of feline cast members at the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland has an entire army of feral cats roaming around. The mysterious …

Ten years ago, a clumsy but enthusiastic Great Dane named Walter changed the course of northwest Colorado’s history. On a walk with his owners near Rangely, Colorado, Walter stopped at a strange-looking rock and what experts found was an incredible 74 million-year-old fossil – one that proudly carries the name of its paleontologist pooch: Walter. …

The Colorado General Assembly recently passed an unprecedented and groundbreaking law that will add state protections for the rights of mustangs and burros to live in their natural habitats, rather than being rounded up. This law is a response to last year’s tragedy when 145 horses died in a holding facility after it was found …