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“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...

World Animal Day and the Issue of Animal Rights in Greece

October 4th marks World Animal Day, an international day of action for the rights and welfare of animals that is celebrated in Greece and all around the world. The day is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi,...

Conservationists Want to Let Elephants Loose in Europe

It sounds like a gigantic plan, but, as some conservationists say, bringing in large species of herbivores like elephants to Europe could help mitigate the collapse of the ecosystem. By Harry Wells, Nora Ward & Ramiro D. Crego. Imagine driving through a...

Takis Shelter: The Greek Man from Crete Who Devotes His Life to Animals

Takis Proestakis, a former Greek businessman in the town of Ierapetra, Crete, gave up his comfortable life to devote himself to caring for abandoned dogs and cats at his shelter. The former owner of a popular nightclub in the town has...

US Government Declares 23 Animal Species Extinct

The ivory-billed woodpecker, the best-known American species that had been declared threatened years ago, was declared extinct, along with 22 other species, by the U.S. government on Wednesday. The iconic bird -- which several bird watchers believed they saw just...

South Koreans Urged to Stop Eating Dog Meat

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has spoken out against the practice of eating dog meat. The President is even considering banning the dish entirely. Eating dog meat has been a part of the country's culinary tradition for many generations, and...

Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

Animals were an important part of life in antiquity, and Ancient Greeks loved their pets. Ancient sources tell us that they kept a wide variety of animals at home, ranging from dogs to snakes. Paintings, writings, and sculptures from ancient...

Greece Approves New Pet Law: “No Animal Abandoned or Abused”

The Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership on Wednesday, which PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said will create rules so that no animal "will be abandoned, or abused." "Greece is changing and is finally adopting a modern legal framework for...

Woolly Mammoths to be Resurrected Within Next Decade, Scientists Say

Jurassic Park has nothing on three scientists who have decided to reassemble genes from woolly mammoths and resurrect them once again after having been extinct for more than 10,000 years. What could go wrong, you may well ask, since the...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed the Land in Ancient Greece

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which roamed the ancient Greek countryside thousands of years ago. Fossils belonging to small and large mammals,...