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Seals And Sea Lions Linked To Tuberculosis In Humans

The lives of humans and animals have long been heavily intertwined -- even to the diseases we suffer from. We now know to keep an eye on animals like pigs and chickens in certain parts of the world for upcoming strains of influenza. Evidence has now arisen that shows that tuberculosis originally came to the Americas by way of seals and sea lions.

The Poltical Cover-Up Of The Death Of Staten Island Chuck

There have been many political cover-ups in the history of this country but few have centered around the fate of a groundhog. Last February 2, Groundhog's Day, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand at the Staten Island Zoo to lead the holiday festivities as the popular groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, was brought out to check for his shadow. The mayor accidentally dropped the furry rodent during the ceremony.

Pets To Receive Animal Cruelty Protection, In Wake Of NFL Cases

While violence against women and children have occupied the headlines of late date, due to the firestorm ignited by NFL player Ray Rice against his wife, less has been reported about the changes to the current status of animal protection. But good news -  this week, according to CatChannel.com, crimes against animals will receive the same treatment as major offenses such as murder, assault and arson.

Girlhood & Animals, A Coming of Age Photo-Drama

Similar to the recent release of the full-length movie, Boyhood, Robin Schwartz’ photobook Amelia & the Animals, captures her daughter’s life from ages 3 to 14. However differing from the movie, this child is filmed over time interacting with a series of animals -- animals that most other children could only dream about engaging with.

PETA Denounces SeaWorld Verbally, But Invests Monetarily?

It’s seems incredulous that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) -- long respected as a champion for the rights of animals -- could reverse its position on SeaWorld within the same year. Yet that appears to be the case, much to the dismay of animal lovers the world-over, including one multi-award winning actress and singer.

Used Soviet Dog Spacesuit Going Up For Auction

Who wouldn't “Laika” a gently used dog spacesuit from the 1960 Sputnik-5 mission? This original and rare relic of the Space Race could be yours for just a few thousand Euros... provided you outbid other bidders at the upcoming auction.

Koko The Gorilla’s Bond With Robin Williams (Video)

With a friendship spanning almost 14 years, Robin Williams met Koko, the gorilla, at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA back in 2001. Going deeper than the old cliché:  “monkey sees, monkey does,” it's been said that our now-departed beloved comedian and Koko experienced a genuine bond.


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