Animals

Dogs = Good. Reading = Good. Put the two together = Good! People. Animals. Love. (PAL) are using therapy dogs to help kids work on their reading skills. Normally, the Washington, D.C. based organization would meet the kids face t face at an area library. Due COVID-19 however, the program has moved to the Zoom app. […]

Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, spotting a white bear is somewhat of a regular occurrence. However, the white bears we get here are suppose to be white. The one spotted recently in Banff is not. Cara Clarkson and her family we driving along the TCH in Banff National Park when they spotted a rare, white […]

Not all heroes wear capes. Some are llamas named Winter. The four-year-old chocolate coloured llama may hold the key to finding a way to treat the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. According to US and Belgian scientists studying llama antibodies, Winter, along with 130 other llamas on the research farm, produces a special kind of camelid antibody […]

Looking to make your next work-at-home meeting a little more interesting? A farm in North Carolina is offering up some of their animals for your teleconferences. The owners of the Peace N Peas Farm say for $50 customers can have their 8 year old mini-donkey, Mambo, dial into their Zoom calls. They also offer chickens, […]

A British charity has hired some furry new troops in the fight against COVID-19. Medical Detection Dogs, who has previously trained dogs to help sniff out malaria, initiated trials that will train dogs to find the coronavirus. “We already train dogs in the past… absolutely no reason why a dog can’t detect the virus,” said […]

With people spending more time inside, it seems like wildlife are starting to reclaim the outside. Residents of a neighbourhood in Calgary, Alberta have noticed their streets have been filled with an influx of deer. Calgary isn’t the only city that has seen some unusual visitors as a result of self-isolation and quarantine measures. The […]

A winery in Maryland has taken physical distancing to a whole new level when it comes to their curbside pickup. The Stone House Urban Winery in Hagerstown, MA started offering curbside pickup in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of their employees. To further this, they decided […]

Now THIS is a win-win situation! Since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, animal shelters across the country have been shouting their doors to the public and cancelling events aimed to increase adoptions. The only problem is, this hasn’t slowed animals from being taken in by these shelters. To remedy this problem, Busch […]

How many people can say they have a bug named after them? Lady Gaga can.  The Kaikaia gaga is a newly identified species of treehopper that can be found in most rainforests. Brendan Morris, an entomology graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who studied and named the new insect, felt the treehopper needed […]

Poor puppy. 🙁 Joseph Egan, a plumber in Australia, was called to a home after a woman reported a newborn puppy had fallen down the floor drain in her bathroom. Egan used a CCTV camera in order to locate the puppy so his team could cut into the drain. View this post on Instagram 🐶😳🐶PUPPY RESCUE!!!🐶😳🐶 This […]


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