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Chicago Shelter Scene Now; Decoding Your Cat and Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Salem, Massachusetts, USA - 01 February, 2012 - Puppies wait to be adopted at the New England Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachuetts, on February 1, 2012, while volunteers take dogs out for walks. The shelter has 50 dogs, 19 puppies and 37 cats at this time. The number of animals being euthanized in shelters is shrinking. Shelters now work together and donor support is up. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

Catching Up with Former CACC Executive Director Susan Russell; Training Dogs to Sniff out COVID-19


Dangerous Rabbit Virus Killing Pet and Wild Rabbits

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Zoos on the Edge: Conservation Programs Cut While Trump Administration Makes Matters Worse

By Popular Vote, San Diego Zoo Hippo Calf Is Named Amahle
Name, Meaning “Beautiful One” in Zulu, 
Chosen in “Good Morning America” Online Vote 
Following nationwide online voting this month, the San Diego Zoo’s new river hippo calf now has a name. The 20-day-old female will be called Amahle (pronounced ah-MA-shay), which means “beautiful one” in Zulu. Her name was revealed today (February 28, 2020) during a live, early-morning television segment on “Good Morning America”—in front of a crowd of enthusiastic San Diego Zoo team members and volunteers.
“The fact that so many people were part of this process has been amazing.  Amahle was a name suggested multiple times and it couldn’t be a better fit.”  “It is a Zulu name, just like her mom’s, and she certainly is a beautiful one,” said Jennifer Chapman, wildlife care specialist at the San Diego Zoo. “My hope is that those who participated in this naming event will feel a connection with Amahle and are inspired to learn more about river hippos and ways they can help hippos in their native range in Africa.”
Amahle is the ninth calf born at the San Diego Zoo to her 3,600-pound mother, Funani, and she is Funani’s 13th calf.  Active and healthy, Amahle currently weighs an estimated 100 pounds.
Guests visiting the San Diego Zoo can see Amahle and her mother in the hippo habitat on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. 
Photo taken on February, 28, 2020 by Tammy Spratt, San Diego Zoo

How the SARS CoV-2 Virus Likely Began in a Wet Market

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It’s More than a Sense of Smell; Dog’s Nose is a Heat Sensor

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Treatment for COVID-19: Investigating Llamas and Pangolin


Horse-Drawn Carriages No More in Chicago; Beverly Hills Dog Show on WGN Radio


Giant Hornets Could Turn on One Another

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Pug in North Carolina Reportedly Testing Positive for COVID-19; What Does that Mean?

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Chicago City Council Says Whoa to Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

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There’s a Rhinoceros in Town

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