2-25-19 – From Episode 069, “Visit the Zoo Podcast”

Strange Ways Animals Adapt to the Human-Built Environment

(Inside Science) — In 2012 and 2013, Bill Bateman, a zoologist based in Perth, Australia, began to notice something interesting about how animals were navigating the bush: When mining companies created small paths through the previously tangled environment to install seismic lines, animals started preferentially using those trails to move from one place to another.

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Misconceptions about animals’ intelligence

People have a lot of misconceptions about intelligence, which comes in many modes — from cellular microorganisms, to the cells and organs in more complex plant life-forms, to animals that include insects and us.

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PET TALK: Bond with animals aids mental health

  • Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and their animals, influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Story Time with Adoptable Animals

TAYLOR, Pa. — Some furry friends visited a library in Lackawanna County on Saturday.

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter hosted “Cat Meow Day,” at the Taylor Community Library on Main Street in Taylor.

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More than 50 animals removed from ‘deplorable’ home

4Animals were removed from a ‘deplorable’ Luzerne County Pennsylvania home. Both dogs and cats were living in horrid conditions.

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