Hannah: Hello there, Fanimals! We are here to share some of this week’s animal news with you.
Jenna: I am excited to kick-off this week with a story about a possible whale sighting in my own hometown. I’m sad that I missed the beautiful show, but the video from the attached article is certainly amazing.
Hannah: That would’ve been so awesome to see live. This week I was interested to learn about new ways to help protect birds. I didn’t realize that bird population numbers were declining so significantly, so I am happy to adopt some new practices to create a bird-safe environment around my home. For example, I would love to install a bird bath, make sure my windows aren’t too reflective, and plant some shrubs for them to roost in and provide shade. It’ll ,make a safe place for birds to rest, and I will get to do some bird watching. I call that a win-win situation!
Jenna: What a cool idea. As I’m sure you know, Fanimal is a great resource to learn more about birds. Speaking of birds, I was heartbroken to read that Emperor penguins may become extinct by 2100 if we do not quickly react to climate change with significant efforts.
Hannah: As was I! Efforts to reduce carbon emissions is crucial for the species. In other news about environmental impacts, university students have shown an interest in options for plant-based meals. Universities across the world have shown greater efforts to provide for these interests.
Jenna: By offering more plant-based options, campuses are moving in a more climate favorable direction. Also moving in a favorable direction is Queen Elizabeth, who has decided that fur will no longer be a part of her wardrobe.
Hannah: What a major statement! The Queen has quite an extensive wardrobe. Does she plan to dispose of it all?
Jenna: No. While there will be some existing pieces containing fur that will be worn for instances like ceremonies, her clothes will be made out of faux fur, fake animal fur, from here on out.
Hannah: I’m not sure I can top that news. I’ll meet you back here with more news next week!
This week’s animal news:
Deadly virus spreads among marine mammals as Arctic ice melts from National Geographic
‘I am scared all the time’: Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda from National Geographic
Beautiful New Species of Dragonfly Discovered from Sci News
Humble Man Walks Almost Entire Perimeter of Mexico Saving Hundred of Sick and Injured Dogs from Good News Network
Simple Steps You Can Do to Help Conserve Birds from Nature World News
See Dolphins Punt Fish Out Of Water To Stun And Eat Them from National Geographic
Rare Cancers Spreading Among Sea Creatures Have Scientists Perplexed from National Geographic
Pet Chihuahua grabbed by bird of prey in Aberdeen from BBC News
Turtle Dove Flies Towards Extinction As Numbers Halve In UK from The Guardian
Queen Elizabeth Will No Longer Wear Fur, Buckingham Palace Confirms from The Independent
Thank you to John Delconte and Jenn Samsel for sending us news!