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Prudent Human Changes Concerning Exotic Animals

Karin Brulliard reports The next pandemic is already coming, unless humans change how we interact with wildlife, scientists say: The new coronavirus, which has traversed the globe to infect more than 1 million people, began like so many pandemics and outbreaks before: inside an animal. The virus’s original host was almost certainly a bat, scientists…

Dog runs sweet potato stand in Hokkaido

One reads that a Japanese dog has significant managerial responsibilities — SAPPORO — A Shiba Inu dog that “manages” a baked sweet potato store alone in a residential area of this city is building a loyal following that matches the breed’s faithful reputation. Ken, the 4-year-old Japanese hunting dog in Sapporo, the capital of Japan’s…

Friday Catblogging: Well, British Cats, Perhaps…

Hannah Sparks reports that Big cats prefer the warm, spicy scent of Calvin Klein’s Obsession cologne: What drives the felines wild? The intoxicating aroma of Calvin Klein’s Obsession, according to zookeepers in the UK. A recent shortage of perfumes, which help to soothe the sometimes aggressive animals, has lead the Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England,…

Thirsty Koala Drinks from Cyclist’s Water Bottle

  View this post on Instagram   There were about a dozen cyclists around me watching this (all men) and several commented that it was genuinely the best thing they’ve witnessed. What a truly wonderful experience. Check out my previous posts this morning for explanation. : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike…