• Perspective

Part 3: How my dog, Charlie, brings me comfort and joy in these unprecedented times

  • Gayle Kabaker
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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.

By clinging, chewing, barking or otherwise behaving strangely, some pets are signaling their own struggles to cope with less privacy and more anxious people.

  • Amanda Long
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Asian giant hornets, seen in the United States for the first time in December, attack honeybees and bring their bodies back to the young hornets for food.

Birds bred in captivity have been freed. Biologists are waiting to see whether they will mate with the wild species.

  • Anders Gyllenhaal
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A "canine surveillance" corps could offer a noninvasive, four-legged method to screen people in airports, businesses or hospitals, researchers say.

Isolate the cat? Clorox the dog? We asked experts about the connections between pets, wildlife and the coronavirus.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, which relocated the 39 tigers to sprawling enclosures on the Colorado prairie, has lost both food and financial donations during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Jennifer Oldham
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