Dear Internet: Goats In Sweaters Are Cuter Than Kittens In Mittens — News : NPR

A woman from Iowa began taking pictures of goats in sweaters in Bangladesh and India. The owners thought she was crazy. But her work has made a difference in the lives of the locals, in a good way.(Image credit: Christy Sommers)

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Everyone’s New Winter Spirit Animal Is This Snow-White Reindeer Calf — TIME

Rudolph was never going to be everyone’s favorite reindeer forever, and this week, he ceded the spotlight to a little white reindeer that has captivated the internet. A series of breathtaking glamour shots of the white reindeer calf blending right in with the snow have recently gone viral after a travel photographer shared them from…

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North American Badger: Taxidea taxus — nature has no boss

Out on a hike amongst the fully blooming rabbit and sage brush we noticed numerous holes along the trail. Were they Marmot or perhaps Badger. Finally near the end of the hike the question was answered when we spotted this Badger off in the distance. It was nice to see this Badger out foraging. Badgers […]

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Love Knows No Species: Emu And Donkey Have Fallen For Each Other, Caretakers Say — News : NPR

“They like to cuddle and even sleep together,” a North Carolina caretaker says of a recently rescued emu and donkey. “We can’t separate them.”(Image credit: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue)

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Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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Ottawa bearing witness to unusual influx… of bears – The Canadian Press

By Andy Blatchford (via msn.com)

Richard Moore, acting manager of Conservation Services at the National Capital Commission, is shown beside a bear cage in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Richard Moore, acting manager of Conservation Services at the National Capital Commission, is shown beside a bear cage in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

OTTAWA – High population density is a feature of most Group of Seven capitals — but Ottawa stands out among its international peers these days with an unusual demographic situation: a sudden influx of bears.

Black bear sightings surged of late in Canada’s national capital region. Conservation officials say they’ve already had to round up more than 30 of the large mammals roaming urban areas since the start of the month.

From a human’s perspective, the bears have been getting into mischief. Locals have seen them wandering along leafy residential streets, nosing through backyard compost containers and one was even spotted rambling the alleys of Ottawa’s touristy ByWard Market.

Many of the wayward animals, including the one affectionately nicknamed “ByWard Bear,” were seen or scooped up within a few kilometres of Parliament Hill. 

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