Animals
Japan Nears End of Scientific Whale Hunts

Japan Nears End of Scientific Whale Hunts

Japan’s last controversial “scientific” whale hunt in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary just concluded, Japan Today reported.  The government said they killed 333 minke whales, and of those, 122 of them were pregnant females.  Japan will no longer conduct this “science,” the government announced last December, and will no longer participate in the International Whaling Commission.  

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Frog plague worse than scientists originally thought

Frog plague worse than scientists originally thought

In the early 1990s, researchers linked the mass die-offs of frogs around the world to a fungus they named Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd for short. The fungus ravages frogs’ skin and makes it peel off–which for amphibians, their skin is critical to their survival. Now, as NatGeo recently reported, “a global team of 41 scientists has announced that the pathogen—which humans unwittingly spread around the world—has damaged global biodiversity more than any other disease ever recorded.”

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Thousands of cane toads invade South Florida

Thousands of cane toads invade South Florida

Staggering numbers of toxic bufo toads, or cane toads as they’re commonly known, have invaded Palm Beach Gardens, Florida much to the dismay of the town’s 55,000 residents.

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Ending the “pet” trade for big cats will save lives

Ending the “pet” trade for big cats will save lives

Big cats don’t make good pets but you might be shocked at how many of these magnificent animals are being held in captivity in private homes, often living in atrocious conditions that not only endanger their lives but those of people in the surrounding community. As Beth Allgood, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s U.S. […]

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Moving Endangered Wildlife to Save Them

Moving Endangered Wildlife to Save Them

The population of wild reindeer in the United States had, according to The Washington Post, dwindled down to one last female roaming between Canada, Idaho and northeastern Washington state. In an effort to save her from perishing alone in the wilderness, wildlife managers in British captured the female and now have her in captivity with three other “reindeer refugees,” where they hope she will be able to survive.

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One cute thing: orphaned bears released into the wild

One cute thing: orphaned bears released into the wild

To get your weekend started on a cute and fuzzy note, watch this video of two rehabilitated orphaned bears being released back into the wild as part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center located in Bubonitsy, Russia. Watch as the two bears, Vesnushka (which means “freckles” in Russian) and Elka […]

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