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4- 22 – From Episode 077, “Visit the Zoo Podcast”

The fastest animal for its body size probably isn’t what you’d expect

What’s the fastest animal on Earth? Depends on how you define quickness. By simple miles per hour, classic megafauna like cheetahs dominate the leaderboard. But if we measure velocity by the body lengths an animal travels per second, those quick cats have some competition. This race of proportions allows contenders from all kingdoms to go for gold. Here’s how a cross-section of critters achieves top speeds.

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Encountering baby wild animals

With April showers and May flowers come baby animals. This spring, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to keep wildlife wild by leaving them where they belong.

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‘Link Link Circus’ Explores Deep Connection Between Animals And Humans

A one-woman, one-dog show is now open in New York at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College. It’s already drawn raves on the road. “Link Link Circus” is a night of comic monologues, home movies, animations and impersonations that explore the link between animals and humans, especially the intelligence and emotional lives of animals. It stars a dog named Peter Pan, whose stage name is Pan, as various animals from ducks to elephants. Pan’s co-star on stage and in life is Isabella Rossellini…

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Counterpoint: Experiments on Animals Are Indefensible — Ethically and Scientifically

It’s a simple story: Some people found out that the Department of Agriculture was conducting experiments in which cats were fed to other cats and they blew the whistle. Now experimenters can’t keep killing a bunch of cats.

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Animal Research is Essential to the Search for Cures

Humane research involving animals provides unique insights into biological structure and function. These insights offer major benefits to both human and animal health. The American Physiological Society is strongly committed to ensuring that research animals are treated humanely and that their use is regulated appropriately.

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