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Cuteness Overload: Adorable Seal Pups Meet for the First Time

Prepare for cuteness overload at the sight of two baby seal pups meeting for the first time at The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk seal’s (MOm) rehabilitation center this past Wednesday. On Monday, November 22nd,...

Injured Baby Seal Rescued from Certain Death in Greece

Animal welfare activists in Greece saved an injured female baby seal that was unable to move and was stranded on Luggeri Beach of the island of Paros on Saturday. Volunteers from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) managed to rescue...

White-tailed Deer Found to Be Huge Reservoir of Covid-19

In a recent sample of white-tailed deer, 80% were found to have an active COVID-19 infection. By Graeme Shannon, Amy Gresham & Owain Barton New research from the US has shown that many white-tailed deer are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

“Gentle Carousel” Offers Therapy With Miniature Horses in Greece

There are just 27 adorable miniature therapy horses in the entire world; six of them are in Greece, just off a quiet road in Rafina, on the eastern coast of the Attica region. Magic Garden is a place that has...

Tuskless Female Elephants Evolving in Response to Poaching

In a completely unforeseen but welcome development as conservationists try to stop the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks, tuskless female elephants are now evolving in a national park in Mozambique. However, this otherwise hopeful story doesn't end there,...

Miniature Horses on Rhodes Threatened By Extinction

A unique breed of only eleven miniature horses, known as the Rhodian Pony, found only on the island of Rhodes, is threatened by extinction. Efforts to save the breed began in 2001 when the organization “Phaethon” was established.  The non-profit, based...

Humans vs. Woolly Mammoths vs. Climate Change

Humans get a bad rap -- and many times justifiably so -- but apparently we did not cause the extinction of the woolly mammoth; it was climate change that brought about the end of the gigantic mammals after having...

Bees Consume Honey for Healing of Infections, Longevity

Honey isn't just for gourmets, who enjoy the many nuances of flavors given to it by pine trees, orange blossoms or other flowers all around the world. Scientists have now proven that bees consume honey not only for their...

White House “Ghost Cat” has Haunted Washington for Decades

Of all the scary things that have gone on in Washington D.C. over the years -- and there have been many -- the “Demon Cat” apparitions have pride of place, at least when it comes to all things Halloween-related. Showing...

Men with Dogs on Dating App Profiles are More Attractive to Women

Women find men who have pictures posing with their dogs on their online dating profiles more attractive, according to a study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. This may not be surprising, considering the many books and movies that...

“Wizard of Paws” Saves More than 20,000 Pets with Prosthetics

Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist who is referred to rightly as the "Wizard of Paws," is on a mission to help as many animals as humanly possible, making their lives fuller and allowing them to romp and play despite...

Five Zebras Still on the Lam in Maryland After Escape

Everyone loves zebras; the beautiful horselike denizens of Africa that have jaunty black and white stripes are a perennial favorite in wildlife parks around the world and of course with those who are fortunate enough to go on an...

Plastic Litter on Beaches Makes them Hotter by Day, Colder by Night

New research shows that not only does plastic litter desecrate the beauty of beaches around the world -- it actually makes them hotter by day and colder at night, changing the environment that is home to beach-dwelling creatures such...

The Cat with the Most Beautiful Eyes on Mykonos

This cat's unusual, arresting green and blue eyes have become the newest attraction on the glittering Greek island of Mykonos, according to a report on Mykonos Live TV. The white feline beauty, who is often seen strolling the narrow cobblestone...