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Why airlines are hedging on support animals

With the increase in animals on flights, airlines have reported more incidents of animals roaming freely around the plane, defecating or being aggressive. Several airlines are taking steps to help ensure that only trained, properly-behaving service and therapy dogs are…

Allergic to cats? A new vaccine could help

There may be new hope for people who love cats but get all sniffly and sneezy whenever they’re around. Scientists in Zurich say they’ve developed a vaccine to help people who are allergic to cats. Fortunately for the people (but…

How many shelter animals are saved near you?

Last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were euthanized in the U.S., according to Best Friends Animal Society. That’s a national save rate of about 76.6%. With the motto, “Save them all,” the group is working to reach achieve no-kill…

How many lions are left in the wild?

Lions are one of the most iconic animals on the planet. They play starring roles in the art of hundreds of cultures, in literature from history books to fairy tales and are, of course, are one of the biggest draws…

This Week on Explore (8/9)

How do explore.org live camera operators approach the views at various live camera locations? Why do operators show people in frame sometimes, and seem to zoom away from them at top speed on other cameras?  Head of camera operations Katharine Green explores the nuances of operating nature…

Yes, your cat really is ignoring you

If you’ve ever suspected that your feline friend isn’t listening to you, you’re mostly right — but only to a point. The studies show the whole truth is a bit more painful. Japanese researchers wanted to know if cats could…

Guest blog – Bermuda Petrel by Paul Sterry

Paul Sterry has an academic background in freshwater biology and is a passionate conservationist. He has been writing about natural history and photographing wildlife for the last 40 years, with an emphasis on the British scene. Bird Photographer of the…