Why Do Some Dogs Like TV So Much?

By: Lilly Feinn/The Dodo  It’s true that you won’t find your pup binge-watching “Game of Thrones” anytime soon (even with all the direwolves), but that doesn’t mean dogs don’t like TV — far from it. While the TV-watching habits (and tastes) of dogs are quite different from our own, plenty of dogs take pleasure in…

Why Do Some Cats Have Six Toes?

By: Lili Feinn/The Dodo  Our differences are what make us special. In a way, they are like superpowers. This is not only true for humans but animals, too. Found on the streets of Portland, Oregon, a small kitten with unusual paws was dropped off at a veterinary clinic by a couple of kind passersby. The…

The Majestic Long-Endangered Snow Leopard Is Not Endangered Anymore

By: McKinley Corbley/Good News Network  After decades of being listed as endangered, the status of the majestic snow leopard has finally been upgraded to “vulnerable”. The reclassification was announced this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) after a 3-year survey showed great improvements in their population. Thanks to improved tracking techniques, such as camera traps…

Are Dogs Really Color-Blind?

By: Lily Feinn/The Dodo  In some ways, they actually see better than we do. Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through your dog’s eyes? For example, when you throw a red ball into a patch of green grass, what does your pup see? A popular notion suggests the world appears to dogs as outlines and…

“Fanged Fish” Washes Up On Texas Beach Post-Harvey And Baffles The Internet

By:   Rosie McCall/IFL Science  A terrifying, prehistoric-looking fish was found washed up on a beach after Hurricane Harvey. A passer-by spotted the beached animal in Texas City, Texas. Preeti Desai, a science communicator for the Audubon Society, initially thought it was a sea lamprey but on closer inspection changed her mind. Speaking to Earth Tough News, Desai said the encounter was “unexpected”….

Animal Sanctuary Flooded By Hurricane Rushes To Save Everyone

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo  “When you’re faced with circumstances like that you’re stronger than you think.” Renee King-Sonnen is the kind of person who has made a habit of overcoming the impossible. She married a cattle rancher — and now the ranch is a sanctuary. All the cows that were being raised for slaughter were saved, transformed…

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