Wolf Pups Make Their Debut at Oakland Zoo — KTLA

Four new gray wolf pups have come out of their den at the Oakland Zoo. The pups were born on May 13. This month, the 6-week-old pups have started to explore the two-acre habitat. Parents Siskiyou and Sequoia were born in captivity and brought to the zoo’s California Trail area in April 2018. Siskiyou is a first-time mom, and the zoo doesn’t plan to breed further. Wolves are reclusive creatures and take time to bond. Then they mate for life. […]

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All About the Moose — Montana Rose Photography

Just a moose hanging in the water. It is not often that I just take a sit and hang out with the animals, but when I do it is because I stumble upon one. Of course, this guy I didn’t exactly stumble upon. I was driving back from hiking where I was indeed looking for […]

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Hey Go Nuts Today! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/640, ISO 200. Eastern Gray Squirrel Why do squirrels swim on their backs? To keep their nuts dry. Interesting Fact: Squirrels are extremely intelligent creatures. They are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers. The fake burials are to trick potential thieves, such as other squirrels or birds, […]

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2 Bears Involved in Confrontation With Man in Sierra Madre Backyard Are Set to Be Returned to Wild — KTLA

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a mother bear that scratched a man in a Los Angeles foothill suburb is being returned to the wild along with her cub. Biologists determined that the black bear involved in the June 10 incident in Sierra Madre was protecting her cub and was not abnormally aggressive.…

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New Legislation Aims to Prevent Killing of Animals Used in Federal Government Testing — KTLA

New legislation will be introduced this week that would reduce the number of animals killed by federal agencies after they have been used for government testing. The bill from Reps. Brendan Boyle, D-Pennsylvania, and Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, would require all federal agencies to establish a policy for how and where to retire animals used in…

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Donkeys Are Dying Because China Wants Their Hides For A Traditional Remedy — News : NPR

China reportedly needs 4 million donkey hides a year for the traditional medicine ejiao. They’re importing hides from poor countries — and dealing a blow to people whose livelihood depends on donkeys.(Image credit: Ofir Sarfaty/EyeEm/Getty Images)

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