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Fans Honor Greek-American Animal Lover in “Betty White Challenge”

On January 17, what would have been her 100th birthday, tens of thousands of fans of beloved Greek-American actress and animal lover Betty White each donated $5 to their favorite animal-related charity as part of the "Betty White Challenge." Soon...

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....

Iconic White Sperm Whale Spotted Off Jamaica

A white sperm whale was spotted off the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday in an extremely rare sighting. Sperm whales are typically grey or black, and a white sperm whale is exceedingly rare to come across. Hal Whitehead, who studies...

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.

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,...

“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...

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.

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...

New Greek Pet Law Meets Toughest Opposition Yet

Pet owners and hunters from all over Crete gathered to wage a protest against the controversial pet law proposed by the Greek government.