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Escaped lioness kills keeper in Iran

Escaped lioness kills keeper in Iran

A lioness killed her keeper in Iran as he was feeding her lunch, then escaped with her male partner and prowled around a zoo before being captured, media reported. The official IRNA news agency said the 40-year-old victim, identified …

Cat interrupts live political TV show in Georgia

Cat interrupts live political TV show in Georgia

A cat, named Kakutsa, interrupted a live political TV show in Georgia. The video, courtesy of TV Kavkasia, shows the moment the cat tried to steal the show as it suddenly jumped onto the desk in front of the anchor, David …

U.S. troops abandon working dogs in Afghanistan

U.S. troops abandon working dogs in Afghanistan

The United States, in its hasty withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, has allegedly abandoned dozens of contracted working dogs, according to an animal welfare group. American Humane, a non-profit group headquartered in …

Tel Aviv to use DNA base to catch careless dog owners

Tel Aviv to use DNA base to catch careless dog owners

Dog owners in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv will soon have to register their pet's DNA in a database of the city's canine residents. The new rule comes after local councillors approved a by-law aimed at curbing the amount of dog …

CDC bans import of dogs from high-risk rabies countries

CDC bans import of dogs from high-risk rabies countries

The CDC is banning dog imports from 113 high-risk rabies countries leaving American families overseas scrambling to get their pets home. Effective this Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the order temporarily suspends the importation of dogs …

Endangered antelope rebounds in Kazakhstan, but threats loom

Endangered antelope rebounds in Kazakhstan, but threats loom

Dropping to his knees to weigh a spindly-legged newborn saiga antelope, conservationist Albert Salemgareyev finds himself in the midst of the Kazakh steppe's most important baby boom. It took his group of experts and volunteers several …

Pets replacing children in Japan

Pets replacing children in Japan

As Japan's population crisis continues to worsen, more households are opting for dogs, cats and even exotic pets. Loneliness and boredom during the coronavirus pandemic have helped fuel the trend, Deutsche Welle writes. The coronavirus pandemic has worsened Japan's already worrying population decline

Russia registers world's first anti-COVID-19 vaccine for animals

Russia registers world's first anti-COVID-19 vaccine for animals

The world’s first animal vaccine against COVID-19, developed by scientists of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), has been registered in Russia, the watchdog’s deputy head Konstantin …

Miami citizens warned of 'falling iguanas' season

Miami citizens warned of 'falling iguanas' season

The U.S. National Weather Service in Miami is calling for "falling iguanas" in its holiday forecast. Temperatures in South Florida are expected to drop on Christmas Day and into the weekend, creating conditions that may …

The bubonic plague is back again

The bubonic plague is back again

Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic, CNN reports in its article  …

First COVID-19 case in cats confirmed in Russia

First COVID-19 case in cats confirmed in Russia

The first case of a novel coronavirus infection in a domestic cat has been confirmed in Russia, deputy head of Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor Nikolai Vlasov said. "As a result of a test and an additional probe …

Zagitova shows her dog on self-isolation

Zagitova shows her dog on self-isolation

Olympic champion, Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova showed fans how self-isolation impacted her dog Masaru. The athlete posted the photo on Instagram. In the picture, her Shiba Inu dog is sadly sitting in front of the closed entrance …