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Dogs playing on the beach. Photo by Abby Barber

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

3/13/2015 // By Abby Barber

Ask me to describe my dog, Humphrey, in one word and I immediately think “Wild.”  Not just because he is a sweet-faced troublemaker, but because he reminds me of his wild ancestor, the gray wolf. Like most pets, my dog …

Using “Conservation Dogs” To Sniff Out Endangered Species For Protection

9/21/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Looking for endangered plants or animals in a large conservation area? How about using a tracking dog? Jeremy Hance at reports: “Working Dogs for Conservation (WDC) was begun by Megan Parker in 2000: the idea, to use dogs’ impeccable scent capabilities for …

Young Eagle Sees Dog As Prey

7/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A Jack Russell Terrier recently had a run-in with a young bald eagle and, it seems, got the worst of the encounter. reports: Trubee and Jurchison (dog’s owners) suspect the eaglet spotted Moby as a potential meal and tried to …

NWF Alaska Office (and Dog) Survives Quake

6/25/2009 // By Miles Grant

A moderate earthquake shook Alaska on Monday. Fortunately, the 5.4 magnitude quake was centered away from densely-populated areas. The Associated Press described the scene at NWF’s Alaska Regional Center: Still, Monday’s widely felt earthquake was enough to force a nervous …

Humans and their Animal Phobias

2/19/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Phobias are no joke. But they can be interesting. I tend to be an abnormal case simply because I like (and in some cases love) the animals that cause most phobias. So when I see a long list of strange …

10 Animal Heart Facts For Valentine’s Day

2/14/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

We know that our emotional connection isn’t why the heart is important (to put it simply it pumps blood). However, I wanted to take this opportunity (as I stare at my newly acquired Valentines scattered with pink and red hearts) …