Weekend

Best Bird of the Weekend

19 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

The onset of summer birding doldrums in the temperate range of the Northern Hemisphere generally means highly restricted avian diversity... except in those places where it does...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

The best of summer birding in my experience takes place at the beach. Our land-locked species in temperate zones tend to become too focused on the little details of...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

14 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Another weekend brings another example of the climate volatility induced by global warming. We just endured the warmest June on record, which may well turn out to be the...
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National Poison Prevention Week - March 17-23

National Poison Prevention Week - March 17-23

19 days ago   |   North Penn Animal Hospital

Pet poisoning may not be on the minds of many pet owners, but it occurs more commonly than you may think. As the weather turns warmer, and you spend more time in the gardens...
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My boy Riley is an 8-year-old Labrador

20 days ago   |   Happy Tails

My boy Riley is an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever. I knew he was supposed to be mine and kept tabs on him while he was in the AHS vet area for five days. He is such a good boy...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

21 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

While many Americans celebrated a certain vision of independence this past weekend, I like to think that any holiday, vacation, or sequence of at least a few unencumbered hours...
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Low-Noise Fireworks Exist, So Why Won't We Use Them?

Low-Noise Fireworks Exist, So Why Won't We Use Them?

24 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Fourth of July weekend is upon us, but for millions of Americans-both human and animal-it will be a time of terror, not celebration. The American Pyrotechnics Association...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

28 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

In the U.S., the end of June feels like the official beginning of the summer birds have already committed to months ago. We're heading into some slow birding, so start coming...
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Six Tips to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

Six Tips to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

1 month ago   |   The Scoop

Ernie's owner knows how to protect him from the heat. The Seattle area is expected to reach temperatures up to 100 degrees or more this weekend and pets are especially...
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Thank Our Pollinators!

Thank Our Pollinators!

1 month ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

Did you have blueberries in your morning cereal? Can you imagine autumn in Minnesota without pumpkins or family weekends picking apples at your local orchard? Bees...
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Taking Action for Bison

Taking Action for Bison

July is National Bison Month, and there are many ways you can participate and take action on behalf of this iconic species. This special month may be coming to a close, but... Read more ...

Responsible Water Recreation

Responsible Water Recreation

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes for good reason- our glistening lakes and rolling rivers are second to none! And Minnesotans certainly know how to get outside... Read more ...

Remembering Min, the Red Panda

Remembering Min, the Red Panda

It's with heavy hearts that we report Min, our 10-year-old red panda, died late last week. This is a difficult loss; Min was a favorite of guests and staff at the Zoo. Min... Read more ...

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

Grouse are the chickens we would love to lay eyes on. “Gamebirds” to some, cool, cryptic understory birds to the birding people, grouse crouch protected as unfettered winds... Read more ...

Tufts veterinary school takes part in nationwide mammal survey

Tufts veterinary school takes part in nationwide mammal survey

Research assistant professor Chris Whittier spoke with The Grafton News about the school's wildlife camera traps and working on Snapshot USA's mammal survey. Read more ...

There's a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can't We Get It?

There's a Vaccine for Lyme Disease. So Why Can't We Get It?

Professor Sam Telford spoke with New York Magazine about ticks and Lyme Disease. Read more ...

Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Professor Jonathan Runstadler is quoted in The New York Times on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between humans and pets. Read more ...

31 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

31 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

“My dad's two dogs expelled from dog daycare due to forming a ‘dog gang.'” Read more ...

Thankful for Our Keepers on National Zookeeper Week

Thankful for Our Keepers on National Zookeeper Week

Blog Home National Zookeeper Week 2021 July 23, 2021 As it is every year, National Zookeeper Week is dedicated to sharing the passion and devotion of keepers to the world! The... Read more ...

Dog Stays By Man's Body For Hours After He Passes Away

Dog Stays By Man's Body For Hours After He Passes Away

“Dogs, I think, might be more important than principles,” author Kevin Hearne writes in his 2018 book, Scourged. “They provide love and loyalty when you need them the... Read more ...