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Science shows pets can tell the time

New research finds that your pet, be that a cat or a dog, has the ability to tell the time, especially when it is time to fed and where the pet’s owner appears to be dawdling in relation to this process.

Animals rescued from 'hellish' Albanian zoo

Fier - Albanian police on Sunday broke open cages at a private zoo and removed 11 animals including three lions and a bear being kept in "hellish" conditions, animal welfare workers said.

Police hunt owners who abandoned lion cub in Dutch field

Den Haag - Dutch police were on Sunday seeking the owners of a small lion cub found abandoned in a cage in a field outside the central city of Utrecht, police and news reports said.

Cash cows: Pakistan PM's house auctions buffalos for austerity

Islamabad - The Pakistani premier's house milked its livestock reserves Thursday as dozens gathered for a buffalo auction in the capital Islamabad, in the latest push for Prime Minister Imran Khan's highly publicised austerity drive.

Dominica's beloved wildlife still shaky a year after Maria

Roseau - 'Sad' parrots and 'stressed-out' frogs might be unlikely contenders for concern in the aftermath of a catastrophic natural disaster.

China culls thousands of pigs as African swine fever spreads

Bejing - More than 14,500 pigs have been culled in an eastern Chinese city, officials said Wednesday, as the world's largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever.

Tenth rhino dead in Kenya after disastrous transfer

Nairobi - A tenth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Thursday.

Seven rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Nairobi - Seven out of 14 critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, wildlife officials admitted on Friday.

Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Bangkok - A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the mammal back to health.

Muslim animal slaughter must occur in approved abattoirs: EU court

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that animal slaughter without stunning can only occur in approved abattoirs, saying a ban on temporary slaughter houses does not violate Muslim religious freedom.

Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

Sydney - A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the feline predators.

Escaped bull sparks chaos in Peru shopping mall

- An escaped bull wreaked havoc in the Peruvian city of Cusco as it ran through the streets and into a shopping mall, injuring eight people in its path.

Chinese man jailed by Dutch court for smuggling rhino horn

Den Haag - A Dutch court Friday sentenced a Chinese man to a year in jail for smuggling five rhino horns and four other horn objects worth about 500,000 euros ($613,000) in his luggage.

Britain to ban ivory sales

London - Britain will ban sales of ivory in a bid to help preserve the world's dwindling elephant population, the government announced Tuesday.

Spotted marsupial returned to mainland Australia after half century

Sydney - A species of spotted marsupial devastated by foxes has been returned to the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in almost 50 years in a rare and landmark conservation success story.

Shipments of protected African species to Asia soar: study

Fpo - Shipments of protected African species including tortoises, pythons and parrots to Asia have soared since 2006 as demand grows in the Far East for exotic pets, meats and other animal products, a new study warned Tuesday.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Bangkok - Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

Russian police on trail of weapons cache find crocodile

Sanktpeterburg - Russian police searching a suspect's home for a weapons stash in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg were surprised to encounter a large crocodile living in the basement, city police said Friday.

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

Manila - Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months.

Spanish village 'purifies' horses with fire in age-old ritual

San Bartolom - Thick smoke fills the cobbled streets of San Bartolome de Pinares as the clip-clop of galloping hooves edges ever closer to a bonfire crackling nearby.

When humans wage war, animals suffer too: study

Paris - When humans wage war, they harm more than just one another. Wild animals suffer too, and some have verged on annihilation in Africa's many anti-colonial and civil conflicts, researchers said Wednesday.

Monkeys killed in UK safari park blaze

London - A British safari park's entire troop of 13 Patas monkeys was killed in a fire that ripped through their shelter on Tuesday.

Dogs help children read in Lithuania library

Vilnius - Mona, a black flat-coated retriever, listens intently to eight-year-old Urte as she reads aloud from a children's book while they sit on a red pillow in Lithuania's grand national library in Vilnius.

Paris pledges ban on wild animals in circuses

Paris - The city of Paris on Wednesday pledged to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a move welcomed as a "small step forward" by animal welfare experts.

Britain unveils Brexit for animals plan

London - Brexit must work for animals too, Britain's Environment Secretary Michael Gove said Tuesday, promising that welfare standards would improve after leaving the European Union.

101 cremations: the rise of Bangkok's Buddhist pet funerals

Bangkok - Buddhist monks chant next to a pink coffin where Dollar's small body is nestled amongst flowers -- a $600 final farewell for the Shih Tzu at a Bangkok temple that administers elaborate pet funerals.

Miranda Lambert invites animal lovers and fans to join MuttNation

Country queen Miranda Lambert is inviting her fans and animal lovers to become citizens on MuttNation, as part of "Giving Tuesday."

Dolly the cloned sheep was not old before her time: study

Paris - When Dolly the sheep was put down before her seventh birthday in 2003, she was said to suffer from age-related osteoarthritis, raising red flags that clones may grow old faster.

Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change

Moscow - A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope.

Madrid to contest bullfighting ban on Balearic Islands

Madrid - Spain's government said Friday that it was contesting a law banning the killing of bulls in bullfights passed by legislators in the Balearic Islands.
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Crate where female pigs are secured and kept ina constant state of pregnancy
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Residents of Tampa sign in to have their pets microchipped.
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A bat found in the Tirau Honey Museum
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Two tigers rest in the grass at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
Pic taken by me  a Squirrel at a resort in Goa.
Pic taken by me, a Squirrel at a resort in Goa.
Pic taken by me  a domestic cat at Mumbai.
Pic taken by me, a domestic cat at Mumbai.
A large butterfly rests on a leaf at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honor...
A large butterfly rests on a leaf at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Z...
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Zoo on the June 21 weekend, but the flood happened which disrupted the animals and forced them from their home at the zoo. This album honors their presence and how much joy and amusement they bring to the people of Calgary and other visitors.
Pic taken by me  a Hippo at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a Hippo at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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The endangered Giant Panda photographed hiding in the long brush eating bamboo.  Pandas spend most o...
The endangered Giant Panda photographed hiding in the long brush eating bamboo. Pandas spend most of their time eating as their diet of 99% bamboo requires them to eat steady to get the nutrients they require.
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Z...
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Zoo on the June 21 weekend, but the flood happened which disrupted the animals and forced them from their home at the zoo. This album honors their presence and how much joy and amusement they bring to the people of Calgary and other visitors.
There are a lot of squirrels that enjoy the park as well  and many of the dogs  especially the terri...
There are a lot of squirrels that enjoy the park as well, and many of the dogs, especially the terriers, love to try and find them.
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Tinka helps hubby on the Internet
Pic taken by me  a single horned Rhino at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a single horned Rhino at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
Close-up photo of an elephant
Close-up photo of an elephant
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Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
Animal cruelty investigations by the Ontario SPCA and its affiliated Humane Societies are governed b...
Animal cruelty investigations by the Ontario SPCA and its affiliated Humane Societies are governed by provincial legislation under the Ontario SPCA Act.
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Sign going into the farm itself