Curated Content for “Visit the Zoo” Podcast 3-11-19

3-11-19 – From Episode 071, “Visit the Zoo Podcast”

Do Any Animals Know Their Grandparents?

Grandparents are revered in many human societies. But telling stories about old times and overfeeding grandchildren seem like distinctly human traits. Are these classic grandparent behaviors really limited to Homo sapiens? Do any animals know their grandparents the way people do?

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Scariest animals in the world

The planet teems with wild critters that vary in size and appearance, including many that either look scary or pose actual threats to people.

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American Airlines cracks down on service animals: Only dogs, cats and sometimes mini horses

American Airlines is making more changes to its policies and procedures regarding service and emotional support animals. 

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Your Dog Feels as Guilty as She Looks

Uniquely human emotions don’t exist. More and more, I believe that we share all emotions with other species in the same way that we share virtually every organ in our bodies with them. No exceptions.

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Small animals with big impact

Copepods, the world’s most common animal, release unique substances into the oceans. Concentrations of these substances are high enough to affect the marine food web, according to new research. The studies also show that phytoplankton in the oceans detect the special scent of copepods and do their utmost to avoid being eaten.

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