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Animals News

Proposal to restrict antibiotic use on farms

A measure being taken through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.

Study: Sheep with parasites reproduce better

Researchers have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success. The finding could provide the groundwork for boosting the resilience of humans and livestock to infection.

'Hero' the Calf's story of survival and inspiration

Greenville - "Hero" survived a case of frostbite that should have killed him. It took his legs but he received prostheses which help him move normally. Soon he will be the star of a children's book series.

VIDEO: Double amputee puppy newest GoPro star

Vancouver - A Vancouver Washington puppy refuses to let the double amputation of his hind legs get in his way of living life to the fullest.

Tiny hedgehog birthday video goes viral

A series of videos made by Hello Denizen about tiny animals in surreal situations has proved to be a hit on YouYube. One about a hedgehog birthday party has received almost 1 million hits in five days.

Largest ever flying bird had wingspan as wide as soccer goalmouth

Charleston - From fossilized remains, scientists have identified an extinct bird of gargantuan proportions whose wingspan was as wide as a soccer goalmouth.

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.

Africa surpasses Asia in ivory seizures: CITES

Geneva - Several African countries have made great strides in clamping down on ivory smuggling, with large seizures for the first time exceeding those made in prime destination Asia, UN wildlife regulator CITES said Friday.

New software can track animals anywhere and everywhere

An advanced computer program, developed by animal behavior researchers, automatically tracks individuals in a group, like fish in a school or ants in a colony.

The hard science behind koalas and trees

Melbourne - Ever wondered why you always see Koalas calmly but passionately hugging trees? There is a hard science basis for this particularly cute behavior.

Safari tourism rises in popularity across Africa

A new report highlights an increase in safari tourism to Africa. The increase is not only coming from traditional regions, like the U.S. and Europe, but also from "emerging markets." This increase is important for the pan-African economy.

U.S. animal experiments must now include male and females

Washington - Gender neutrality has reached the realm of science. U.S. government funded studies not require grant applicants to address sex balance in all future cell and animal studies.

U.K. drug companies more open on animal research

Several U.K. research groups have agreed to publicly disclose more information about their animal subjects and the number of animal experiments undertaken each year.

The Canadian Opera Company says 'OlĂ©!' to Don Quichotte Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company will be staging Jules Massenet’s 1910 work 'Don Quichotte' for the first time in its history. Along with being a company premiere, it marks the Canadian debut of the work's celebrated lead vocalist.

Why acupuncture can alleviate suffering for your pets Promoted

Although it's long been used on humans to manage pain, acupuncture isn't commonly associated with pet health. But clinics and pet owners are seeing a growth in pet acupuncture so much so it's hard to deny the method's efficacy.

Rare baby camel makes his debut at a zoo in Hungary

Budapest - A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo on Tuesday, following its birth last week.

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Tokyo - Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

Fur flies as U.S. gets to grips with feral cats

Washington - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats -- rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Tokyo - Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south.

Crufts-winning chihuahua stolen in England

London - Police were searching Saturday for thieves who broke into a house in northern England and stole five chihuahuas, including the "best puppy in breed" champion at this year's Crufts competition.

Wood munching clams create marine ecosystem

A new study shows that wood-boring clams serve as ecosystem engineers by making the organic matter in the wood that falls in the deep waters of Monterey Canyon suitable for other creatures.

Gassing badgers 'nicer' way to cull, says Britain's Princess Anne

London - Britain's Princess Anne said gassing badgers was a "much nicer" way to cull them than shooting, in an interview to be aired Sunday.

Reducing E. coli in cows is key to food safety

Miami - A new treatment, using microparticles made from chitosan, may help dairy cattle resist uterine diseases and could help improve food safety for people. New research suggests chitosan microparticles kill bacteria.

April Fool panda joke 'went too far', says Taipei mayor

Taipei - An April Fool report claiming that one of Taiwan's beloved pandas had been infected by parasites and could be euthanised went "too far", the upset mayor of Taipei said Wednesday.

How the zebra earned its stripes

Paris - Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years.

Drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

The U.S. FDA has asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion.

Legislators say dog ownership laws need more teeth

Today in Maryland, a proposed law being debated would, if enacted, make all dog owners liable for an attack regardless of the animal's breed.

Danish zoo that killed giraffe puts down four lions

Copenhagen - A Copenhagen zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe and dissecting it in public has killed two lions and their two cubs to make way for a new male, it said on Tuesday."Because of the pride of lions' natural structure ...

Chinese pandas get red-carpet welcome in Belgium

Brussels - Two giant pandas, on loan from China for the next 15 years, received a red carpet welcome in Belgium on Sunday where they were greeted by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.Hao Hao, a four-year-old female whose name means "Friendly", and Xing Hui ("Shining St...
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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.
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A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors...
A black bear rests behind a rock 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.
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Welcome sign
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Theresa  the cow.  She s very affectionate to all who visit her in the field.
Theresa, the cow. She's very affectionate to all who visit her in the field.
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A bear playfully bites a fence at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors t...
A bear playfully bites a fence 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.
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Photos of various animals in the womb  including elephants
Photos of various animals in the womb, including elephants
Courtesy Channel 4
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Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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A snow leopard gazes intensely at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors t...
A snow leopard gazes intensely 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.
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A few animals  including an orphan foal  were part of a  petting farm .
A few animals, including an orphan foal, were part of a "petting farm".
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Pic taken by me  a Bear on a tree at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a Bear on a tree at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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Pic taken by me  a peacock near the King s Palace  dubai.
Pic taken by me, a peacock near the King's Palace, dubai.
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Hanna
Hanna
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A buffalo rests peacefully at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the C...
A buffalo rests peacefully 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.
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Radiograph of a cat with an identifying microchip located above the spine.
Radiograph of a cat with an identifying microchip located above the spine.
Joelmills
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Tinka helps hubby on the Internet
Tinka helps hubby on the Internet
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This photo was taken with a Kodak Easy-Share 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens  a...
This photo was taken with a Kodak Easy-Share 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens, at Wolf Lake Park in Davie Florida.
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Jake the dog
The dogs world
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A boy on the merry-go-round at the Toronto Zoo.
A boy on the merry-go-round at the Toronto Zoo.
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Hanna
Hanna
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Alicia Silverstone a spokeswoman for PETA s fur fight against fur  poses for the camera for a PETA a...
Alicia Silverstone a spokeswoman for PETA's fur fight against fur, poses for the camera for a PETA advertising campaign.
PETA Fur Campaign
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