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The Harpy Eagle, A Bird So Big, Some People Think It’s A Person In A Costume

You’d be excused if your first impression of a Harpy Eagle was disbelief. Apart from its impressive size, the Harpy looks downright regal with its crown of raised grey feathers, beautiful eyes, expressive face and feather collar of black and grey. The Harpy Eagle can reach up to 3 feet in height with a wingspan …

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Humpback Whale Population Bounces Back From Near-Extinction—From 450 to Over 25,000

News of declining populations of more and more species has become depressingly commonplace in recent times. It seems there is reason to celebrate however, as recent research shows that the humpback whales in the South Atlantic have rebounded from the brink of extinction and are thriving. The population of South Atlantic humpbacks were under immense …

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Greek Government To Hand Out £25,000 Fines For Mistreating Donkeys For Tourist Rides

Cruelty to the donkeys and mules used to transport tourists and goods up and down the hills of Santorini has been in the news lately and animal activists have petitioned relentlessly, including a petition signed by 108,000 people condemning tourists for riding the animals up the steep steps. As a result, the Greek government banned …

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World’s Largest Animal Sacrifice Festival Goes Ahead Despite Ban

Every five years, thousands of people in Nepal and from India travel to Bariyarpur, previously a town, now converted into municipality located in the Narayani Zone of south-eastern Nepal, for the Gadhimai Festival.  Thousands of animals are sacrificed to Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power, in the belief that she will end evil and bring prosperity. Despite authorities …

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Angry Cockatoo Tears Down Anti-Bird Spikes And Throws Them To The Ground

A cockatoo in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia took to vandalism to show his displeasure in the town recently. Isaac Sherring-Tito was walking down a street in in town when he saw something spiky falling from to the pavement from above. Looking up, Isaac saw a cockatoo ripping anti-nesting spikes off the building, obviously having …

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Meet The Hero Dog Who Helps Find Koalas That Have Survived Australia’s Bushfires

The fires in burning through Queensland and New South Wales areas of Australia are devastating wildlife despite numerous resources being pulled from everywhere possible. Houses are being destroyed but so are the homes of animals, and Koalas are high on the list of those losing their home. That’s where Bear comes in, he’s a special …

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Deer Found With 15 Pounds Of Plastic Bags In Its Stomach

When it comes to single use plastic, Thailand ranks as one of the world’s largest with an average annual usage of 3,000 plastic bags for each resident for wrapping street food, carrying shopping and take-away drinks. The result, seen in countries across the world, is plastic waste littering the streets and parks, clogging oceans and …

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Animal Cruelty Is Now Officially A Nationwide Felony In The USA

While the abuse, cruelty and neglect of animals are commonplace, laws to protect animals have, in many cases failed to hold offenders accountable for their actions.  Although long overdue, the good news is that the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture PACT (Act) was finally signed, making it illegal to engage in cruel acts towards animals. President …

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Amazing well preserved 18,000-year-old puppy discovered frozen in Siberia

Photos of the ancient canine found in the Siberian permafrost last summer were shared by researchers in Sweden who, after studying the ‘amazingly well preserved’ canine, with its full set of teeth intact, are unsure whether it’s a dog or a wolf. Love Dalén and colleague Dave Stanton believe it could be the earliest confirmed …

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Fascinating Rare Albino Turtles Look Like Characters From A Video Game

Although albinism exists in many wild animal species they often don’t survive long enough to be captured on film. Fortunately, video and photographic evidence exists of albino and leucistic animals such as whales, penguins, giraffes, lions, elephants, snakes, birds and tigers exist, and now also of albino turtles. With pale orange skin and shells and …

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