A ballot measure could herald a paradigm shift in wildlife management by giving Coloradans the nation’s first vote on reintroducing an endangered species to a place it once thrived — a decision typically reserved for government scientists.

  • Jennifer Oldham
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The World Wildlife Fund report emphasized that one catastrophic consequence of the declines is now before our eyes, with the coronavirus pandemic caused by a zoonotic spillover that is becoming more common as humans expand their footprint.

When housebound pet owners dole out more treats and less exercise, dogs face their own versions of the "quarantine 15."

  • Kim Kavin
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Canine studies aim to develop a quicker, more accurate test for the novel coronavirus.

Employees at the farms also tested positive, but it is unclear whether they transmitted the infection to the animals, or vice versa.

With 12,000 dog shows canceled, competitors still practice, but also chase squirrels.

Canine science aims to increase the success rate for service dogs by analyzing minds, genetics and behavior.

Young trainers vie to see who can take their horse the farthest, showcasing the horses’ versatility and usefulness — and this year, they did it virtually.

  • Eliza McGraw
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When road traffic decreased in three states during stay-at-home orders, the number of collisions with wildlife also dropped.

  • Jason Bittel
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The report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that dogs remain important models for some cardiovascular and spinal cord research but strongly urged VA to work harder at identifying alternatives, including trials involving pet dogs and non-animal methods.

Warming seas may be causing more sea turtles to strand off Cape Cod, Mass. The lucky ones get nursed back to health and sent back to sea — even during a pandemic.

The gruesome discovery cast a spotlight on a growing international market for dogs that advocates and some lawmakers say needs more restrictions.

  • Kim Kavin
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A large outbreak in animals could pose a threat to the animals themselves and possibly to human health.

Zoos say they have been hit harder by shutdowns than many other institutions because their occupants -- more than a million animals nationwide -- still need food, water, heating, cooling and veterinary care.

Artist Walter Kitundu is one of hundreds of people participating in the inaugural "Black Birders Week" to highlight the racism black people face in the outdoors.

  • Jason Bittel
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Scientists say covid-19 might allow the bioluminescent beetles to mate in peace for the first time in a long while.

  • Jason Bittel
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Wildlife officials hoped it was not capable of killing native species in the United States, but it's causing die-offs throughout the southwest.

Occasionally, one of the bizarre rodents emerges from its underground colony for a pioneering midnight shuffle. Only the mole-rat knows how it decides when and where to go.

  • Jason Bittel
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Oklahoma State University's animal health lab, which more typically focuses on tests for rabies and cattle respiratory ailments, is processing more human coronavirus tests than any other lab in the state.

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