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How to build more sloth-friendly cities

Why did the sloth leisurely cross the road? To get to the other side. But this, as it turns out, is not without its complications, as detailed in Bloomberg's CityLab. As human developments and urban sprawl expand further and further into th... ...

Fossil of a car-sized millipede found in England

From NPR: Scientists stubbled upon the fossilized remains of an ancient millipede the length of a small car dating from before the time of the dinosaurs. The animal is believed to have broken the record for the largest-known arthropod, a phyl... ...

In NY, 2 cats are infected with coronavirus – first U.S. pets to test positive, federal officials say

Two cats in New York are reported to have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Both had mild respiratory symptoms and are expected to make a full recovery.

"These are the first pets in the United States to test positive," the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday in a joint statement with the US Centers ...

Coronavirus outbreak leads to beef production cuts at Cargill plant in Canada that supplies McDonald’s patties

The plant is “built around efficiency,” keeping workers in close quarters and making it impossible to social distance, Cargill says

Smithfield Foods, Inc. recently closed a major pork processing plant in South Dakota, after workers were sickened with coronavirus in what has since become an outbreak hotspot.

Now, U.S.-owned Cargill is cutting production at one ...

Coyotes on the streets of San Francisco

La espectacular imagen de un coyote sobre el puente Golden Gate, en San Francisco. La llegada de animales salvajes a las ciudades desiertas es un hecho #COVID2019 #QuedateEnTuCasa #COVID19 #LugaresyMás pic.twitter.com/7rTpKbt7W2

— Lugares y Más (@_LugaresyMas) March 25, 2020

While coyotes are occasionally spotted in San Francisco's ...

Newly discovered c.1933 footage of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine)

The Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) was a beautiful carnivorous marsupial that went extinct in the 1930s in part due to human hunting and encroachment on the animal's natural habitats. (To this day though, people report occasional sightings in the region.) There are a handful of film clips of the Thylacine shot at the Beaumaris zoo and ...

****** Komodo dragon had three babies

A female Komodo dragon named Charlie who lives at the Chattanooga Zoo had three hatchlings without ever having mated. Charlie's hatchlings were born last year but the zoo only recently determined via DNA testing that a male named Kadal who shared her habitat wasn't the father. Indeed, there was no father. Komodo dragons are ...

Trash panda wears cute pajamas

“Say hello to Meeko,” says IMGURian @Lifeisfull12.

“Yeah. He's got jammies...”

“Meeko is my friend's domesticated trash panda. He has raised him from a cub. Meeko is the best.”

Gentle reminder: Wildlife belong in the wild, not at home. Please do not do this at home.

Say hello to Meeko

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