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How Well Do You Know Your Dog?: Part 2 (Fear and Cantaloupe)


Does it smell weird in here to you? You know what I’m talking about. That nagging feeling that something smells “different,” but you just can’t put a finger on it. This has been my life for the last three days. Day after day, I’d enter the living room and think, “Did it always smell like [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Ethics at the Zoo: The Case of Marius the Giraffe

Masai Giraffe

Last weekend, a healthy juvenile male reticulated giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo was killed. His name was Marius. The reason given was that his genes were already sufficiently represented in the giraffe population across the zoos of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) – his brother lives in a zoo in England, for [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

How Trophy Hunting Actually Benefits Croatian Brown Bears


Shoot a bear in Croatia, and you can skin it and turn the hide into a rug to adorn the floor of your living room. Or, if you wanted, you could hack off its head, stuff it, mount it, and hang it above your fireplace. Or you could butcher it, store the ursine bounty in [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Tiger Tradeoffs: Balancing Medical and Psychological Well-Being in Zoos

disney tiger

Among animal welfare professionals, those who work at zoos might have the toughest jobs. Keepers and curators at zoo must alternately serve as biologists, psychologists, trainers, chefs, janitors, and educators. Often, those hardworking individuals take on multiple roles at once. Another important job that keepers and curators perform at the zoo is that of gerontologist. [...]

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