Sunday, 18 February 2018
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Florida shooting: Meet Jacob the comfort dog, the veteran of mass killings helping victims of America's latest massacre

Added: 18.02.2018 6:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

Golden retriever Jacob, aged four, a specially trained “comfort dog”, could be seen lying in the shade, surrounded by a group of children and wearing a harness that simply said "please pet me". Jacob is one of 19 dogs currently in Parkland supporting friends, family and loved ones as they grieve those lost when Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The dogs are part of a group of 130 golden retrievers, K9 Comfort Dogs, run by Lutheran Church Charities, which specially trains dogs to act as therapy animals in disaster situations.

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Bahamas Resort Is Seeking A CFO, A Chief Flamingo Officer, To Look After The Birds

Added: 18.02.2018 1:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new resort is opening in the Bahamas, and they are seeking a , to mind the resident pink flamingos, who will be moving in this spring. The Baha Mar mega-resort is recruiting a CFO to mind their new flock, or flamboyance, of flamingos, and they consider it an important position, stressing that this is not a joke, no matter how unusual the posting sounds.

So You Want To Be The Chief Flamingo Officer In The Bahamas?

While it is important that the Chief Flamingo Officer like flamingos, there are a few other necessary skills required to secure n the Bahamas, says the , according to the official Careers posting.
"Practical application and knowledge of avian science, flamingo care and propagation, bird husbandry skills, staff training, and animal training & enrichment skills required."


Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand

Added: 17.02.2018 17:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

A flexible e-skin containing a few hundred micro LEDs can display your vital signs or messages from your doctor

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Illegal global trade of pangolins

Added: 17.02.2018 16:39 | 1 views | 0 comments

Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins – one of the world’s most endangered animals – out of Central Africa, a new study has found.

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Dog food recalled over concerns about euthanasia drug

Added: 17.02.2018 9:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals.

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'Evolutionary rescue' areas for animals threatened by climate change

Added: 17.02.2018 1:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

As winters arrive later and snow melts earlier, the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. An international scientific team has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue these animals in the face of rapidly changing climate.

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Strange Infection Strikes Wisconsin Dog Shelter: What Is 'Strep Zoo'?

Added: 16.02.2018 23:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

Two dogs at a Wisconsin animal shelter recently tested positive for "strep zoo," a potentially lethal respiratory infection in animals.

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