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There are no apes in South America, but small monkeys in a Brazilian rain forest could teach scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa a valuable lesson on how to save the world’s great apes from extinction. Read the Full Story
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. ~Alfred A. Montapert
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Hugging Your Dog
I'm confused about hugs for dogs... there have been references to Turid Rugaas' statement that dogs don't like to be hugged, and that we shouldn't hug them. Read the Full Story
How You Get Behavior Really Does Matter. A sit is a sit is a sit. When you get to a final, finished behavior, you won’t be able to tell whether the initial behavior was molded, lured, or captured, so as long as it doesn’t cause fear, pain, or distress to your dog, it really doesn’t matter what method you use to get behavior. Or does it? Read the Full Story
What Do Those Lab Tests Mean?
The results of laboratory tests on a patient are compared to reference ranges established by measuring the laboratory parameters in a group of normal animals. The reference ranges for each laboratory test differ between laboratories and across species. Read the Full Story
Breeding Is Not for "Fun and Profit"
You've got a great female pedigree dog with papers, and you figure you can make some extra cash if she has puppies. You think that to breed her, all you have to do is mate her with a stud, and a few months later she'll go into the closet and have puppies. Read the Full Story
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No Escape from Harsh Reality - the plight of domestic ducks and geese Go to any almost any park with a pond and you'll find abandoned domestic ducks and geese. Most people probably don't think about how the birds got there or why, and most also don't know the difference between a wild duck or goose (which has feathers long enough for flight, and muscles designed for quick take-offs) and a domesticated one (which has been breed to be slow and flightless).
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