Other Animals

After years of parents telling us how much they love watching Dodo videos with their whole family, we’re so excited to introduce Dodo Kids! Dodo Kids showcases the Dodo stories parents know and love in a fun, playful, exciting new way designed just for kids. The same heartwarming narratives, the same engaging videos, and of
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Sedge Wren. Photo: Ben Cvengros/Audubon Photography Awards This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript: This is BirdNote. In a children’s hospital in Liverpool, England, the sweet sounds of birdsong carry along the hallways. It’s a recording
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Twenty-nine cheetah cubs, destined to be sold as pets, have been rescued from an illegal smuggling trade in Somaliland. Four Paws, a global animal welfare organisation and the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) said in a statement, that the orphaned cubs were confiscated in Somaliland, the main transit route for cheetahs trafficked out of East Africa.
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An international trade in hippopotamus teeth and tusks is fast becoming a legal substitute for elephant ivory, a leading conservationist warned. Azzedine Downes, chief executive of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said the practice was concerning. Speaking during a visit to Dubai to discuss unlawful online sales of animal products, he said an increase
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A company near Glastonbury has come under fire for selling “cruel” safaris where hunters can pay to kill baboons, monkeys, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. ProStalk, based in ­Baltonsborough, six miles from Glastonbury, offers a range of packages specialising in trophy hunts across Africa, reports the Mirror. Ex-Gamekeeper: Derek Stocker Prices range from £875 to more
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Dolphins are incredibly intelligent animals. Like humans, they have strong familial bonds and they can express emotions. They’re also proven to have advanced cognition. This makes it even more difficult to believe that they can be so mistreated and slaughtered. However, no animal deserves to suffer, not just the most intelligent ones. Image Source :
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American Avocet. Photo: Glenn Nevill/Audubon Photography Awards Today, the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), the United States agency tasked with managing Colorado River water, issued a study that sets its operational guidelines for 2020 and governs water releases. Given end-of-year projections for Lake Mead’s water level at (just) below 1090 feet above sea level, USBR will declare
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A mockingbird munching on berries. An owl seeking refuge amid Spanish moss. An oriole diligently working on its hanging nest. What do all these moments captured in the photographs below have in common? Birds, sure, but also: native plants.  Inspired by Audubon’s Plants for Birds program, the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards introduced a new Native Plants category to raise awareness about the importance
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The Trump administration has reauthorized government officials to use controversial poison devices – dubbed “cyanide bombs” by critics – to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US. The spring-loaded traps, called M-44s, are filled with sodium cyanide and are most frequently deployed by Wildlife Services, a federal agency in the US Department of
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What is Audubon’s mission? Audubon’s mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. How will my donation be used? Donations made to Audubon support our work across five
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It was with some trepidation that, a little over a year ago, Christopher Heckscher tweeted a prediction: The 2018 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season would be stronger than average, with an accumulated cyclone energy—or ACE, a measure of the season’s intensity—somewhere between 70 and 150. His unease was understandable. Heckscher was publicly pitting his napkin-math projection against
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On July 1st, Japan pulled out of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), an international treaty created to regulate whaling for the conservation of whales. This is devastating news for marine animals, conservationists, and animal activists. It means that Japan will legally massacre whales and not be reprimanded or face consequences from the international treaty. Image
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Early Thursday morning, this group of cats was sleeping at home in Taiwan when their peaceful slumber was suddenly interrupted. That was the moment a sizable 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck. But, as you’ll soon see, they played it surprisingly cool. Facebook/小跑貓嗚嗚 The cats live with their owner Pei-Yu Kuo in an apartment in New Taipei City. Kuo has a
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White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: Jocelyn Anderson/Great Backyard Bird Count Over the last 4 years, Audubon’s Climate Watch program has been helping strengthen our understanding of how birds are currently responding to climate change. To do so, Climate Watch integrates climate projections from Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change report with community scientists’ local knowledge of where the
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When President Donald Trump in 2017 shrank Bears Ears National Monument by about 85 percent, tribal leaders, conservationists, and outdoor recreationists were aghast. The redrawn boundaries cleared the way for oil and gas drilling on once-protected land, they warned, and left out gravesites, artifacts, and other cultural resources held sacred by local tribes.  Now those
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