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World Animal Day: Like Us, the Ancient Greeks Loved Their Dogs

Ancient Greeks had a great love and respect for their dogs, cherishing them as companions, protectors, and hunters.

Snakes Were Used to Heal the Sick in Ancient Greece

Snakes have held significant roles in the mythology of many ancient cultures, including in ancient Greece, where they were even used to heal the sick. Around the world, the reptiles are often seen as symbols of healing, transformation, or fertility....

Extinct Tasmanian Tiger to be Brought Back to Life

Almost 100 years after its extinction, scientists at The University of Melbourne are ready to try and bring the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) back to life. The species has been declared extinct since the 1930s. The initiative now has a partnership...

Greek Diver Revives Lifeless Sea Turtle in Incredible Rescue on Rhodes

In an extraordinary scene on Sunday, a diver on the island of Rhodes resuscitated a sea turtle that stopped breathing after getting tangled in ropes and dragged to the sea bottom. Images and video from onlookers captured the rescue on...

The Tragic Story of Greece’s Loutraki Landfill Dogs

Loutraki is the site of a devastating scene, a place that houses more than a hundred landfill dogs who are living in deplorable conditions.

Chimpanzee Escaped from Athens Zoo, Shot Dead

A male chimpanzee was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at the Attica Zoological Park, which is located just outside of Athens, on Saturday. The killing of the animal, as well as the details surrounding its escape from the...

Love Story of Greek Swans Ends Tragically in Death, Heartbreak

The love story of two swans in Kastoria, Greece has ended, with the female swan's death and a heartbreaking display, as the male swan was left reeling her loss on Tuesday. For the past week, Kastoria residents have been enchanted...

New Crocodile Species Discovered — and Its Last Meal Was a Dinosaur

Scientists in Australia have discovered a new species of crocodile, CNN reported on Monday. The new crocodile species dates back to the Cretaceous period, when most of the commonly known dinosaurs were roaming the Earth. And its last meal was...

The Female Greek Shepherd Taking TikTok By Storm

Maria Retsa, a 20-year-old shepherd from Greece, has gone viral on TikTok after showing her daily life managing livestock in the Greek countryside. Retsa is the only woman in her small town of Gavala on the island of Evia who...

Flock of Birds Fall Out of Sky, Die in Mexico

A video showing a massive flock of birds suddenly dropping out of the sky and dying in Mexico has gone viral on social media. The yellow-headed blackbirds went from flying in a swarm in Cuauhtémoc city, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to...