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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Little Armored Ones — Wildlife Intrigued

Greetings everyone! I am officially on the road again as the weekend has brought with it the second race of the season. Technically I should refer to as the 3rd and 4th race of the season as this is again another double event like the one two weeks ago on the trails at Allerton State […]

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Liquid Blood, Urine Found in Prehistoric Foal That Died in Russia 42,000 Years Ago — KTLA

Russian researchers have found liquid blood and urine inside the frozen carcass of a foal that died 42,000 years ago in Siberia’s Verkhoyansk region. The animal’s body fluids were extracted during an autopsy and tested in the hope of cloning the extinct species, according to Semyon Grigoriev, director of the Mammoth Museum at Northeastern Federal…

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Bear Cubs Found Along Highway in Northern California May Have Been Poached: Wildlife Officials — KTLA

Wildlife officials say they believe someone illegally separated two bear cubs from their mother and left the young animals along a Northern California highway. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says its investigators are processing evidence discovered with the cubs March 9 along State Route 96. Game wardens say they couldn’t find the mother,…

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Winter Warmth Ends the Slumber of Skunks — Oakland County Blog

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Love is in the air. Eastern striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) are wandering in search of mates all across Michigan’s lower peninsula. During frigid months, skunks had hunkered down in their winter dens for periods of days, or sometimes weeks, and rarely ventured topside. All that is changing now as spring […]

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More Than 60 Goats Missing in Fresno County Following Sudden Spike in Unusual Crime: Sheriff — KTLA

An unusual crime wave is sweeping through Fresno County: More than 60 goats — valued at roughly $27,000 — have gone missing in the last two months. There have been seven cases of goat theft since Jan. 7 in an area spanning less than 20 miles, from Easton to Riverdale. Investigators think the thieves are…

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Watching Devils At Tasmania Zoo — My Wild Australia

About a 25 minute scenic drive out of Launceston in Tasmania you will find Tasmania Zoo. The day I visited, it was a very cold winter’s morning, and most of the animals seemed to be hidden away sleeping and waiting out the cold. But there was plenty of action and entertainment from the six Tasmanian devils […]

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‘Weirdest Set of Coincidences in My Life.’ Scientists Tracked Down the Owner of a USB Stick Found in Frozen Seal Feces — TIME

The owner of a USB stick found in the feces of a leopard seal in New Zealand has been identified — and in what seems to be an unthinkable coincidence, she’s the person who helped collect the sample in the first place. Last week, the fully-functioning USB stick was found in a sample of seal…

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