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Why Not Bring A Shelter Dog Home For The Holidays?

Why Not Bring A Shelter Dog Home For The Holidays?

motherearth December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Why Not Bring A Shelter Dog Home For The Holidays?

As your family gathers together for the holidays this season, do you have space for one more? Some animal shelters are hoping that people will open their homes for a week or two to

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Bones of a Colossal Human-Sized Penguin Have Been Discovered in New Zealand

Bones of a Colossal Human-Sized Penguin Have Been Discovered in New Zealand

motherearth December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Bones of a Colossal Human-Sized Penguin Have Been Discovered in New Zealand

A new species of prehistoric penguin has been found in New Zealand, and it’s so big that the researcher who found its bones initially couldn’t figure out what kind of animal it was. Dating

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Officials Say North Atlantic Right Whales Could Become Extinct

Officials Say North Atlantic Right Whales Could Become Extinct

motherearth December 11, 2017 Comments Off on Officials Say North Atlantic Right Whales Could Become Extinct

US officials have warned that, unless we take immediate action, it’s highly possible that rare North Atlantic right whales could become extinct. 2017 has been a deadly year for the already endangered species – according

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Extinct Horseshoe Crab Named For Darth Vader

Extinct Horseshoe Crab Named For Darth Vader

motherearth December 9, 2017 Comments Off on Extinct Horseshoe Crab Named For Darth Vader

If you found the lack of horseshoe crabs named for “Star Wars” characters disturbing, here’s some good news. A 245-million-year-old fossil has been named for Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith. Meet Vaderlimulus

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This National Park Just Shoots Poachers To Protect Rhinos

This National Park Just Shoots Poachers To Protect Rhinos

motherearth December 6, 2017 Comments Off on This National Park Just Shoots Poachers To Protect Rhinos

Kaziranga National Park has been successful in the conservation of rhinos — to protect the fellow critters, its workers will shoot and even kill a potential poacher. To date, the park has killed 50

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FDA Says Store-Bought Bones Are Bad For Your Pup

FDA Says Store-Bought Bones Are Bad For Your Pup

motherearth December 2, 2017 Comments Off on FDA Says Store-Bought Bones Are Bad For Your Pup

You shouldn’t give your dog your leftover chicken bones because they can break into splinters. You shouldn’t give them large raw bones because they can be full of germs (and if they weren’t at

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Sorry Crazy Cat Ladies, Dogs Are Definitely Smarter Than Cats

Sorry Crazy Cat Ladies, Dogs Are Definitely Smarter Than Cats

motherearth November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Sorry Crazy Cat Ladies, Dogs Are Definitely Smarter Than Cats

Ever since humanity split into dog and cat people, we’ve been arguing over which one of our beloved companions is a smarter species. This latest study mightn’t be the last word on the matter,

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Meet ‘The Next Steve Irwin’

Meet ‘The Next Steve Irwin’

motherearth November 28, 2017 Comments Off on Meet ‘The Next Steve Irwin’

When most people think of a warm bath, they think of soothing waters, bubbles and pure relaxation. When 24-year-old Michael Holston thinks of a warm bath, he thinks of inviting his pet anaconda to get in

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A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos

A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos

motherearth November 28, 2017 Comments Off on A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos

For the first time, scientists have been able to observe something amazing: the evolution of a completely new species, in the wild, in real-time. And it took just two generations. Now, genomic sequencing and

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A Rare Black Rhino Has Been Born at an Australian Zoo

A Rare Black Rhino Has Been Born at an Australian Zoo

motherearth November 28, 2017 Comments Off on A Rare Black Rhino Has Been Born at an Australian Zoo

Australia’s Taronga Western Plains Zoo has a new resident – a new baby black rhino, born to mum Bakhita and dad Kwanzaa. Born on Halloween, the new calf is yet to be named, but

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