Jenna: Hiya, Fanimals! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy these days. While we are all staying home, some cute puppies are taking advantage of an empty aquarium.
AJ: Watch these curious animals wander around an aquarium with this video by FOX News. It is so heartwarming to see each puppy’s excitement as they get to meet all of the cool and exotic marine life. Another great activity to keep you entertained while practicing social distancing is this live cam from WorldAnimalProtection.org! These bears will keep you company during this chaotic time.
Jenna: Here’s some more good news headed your way. One great win for animal conservation is Colorado’s efforts on banning exotic animals in traveling circuses. The bill has been passed by the Senate. Learn more by reading this article by World Animal News! This is great news for anyone who appreciates animal rights and conservation. These animals are not objects and should be treated with respect, which is often overlooked by traveling circuses.
AJ: It has been a long uphill battle for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fighting against the Dakota access pipeline. Their long awaited victory has finally come, explained in this article by World Animal News. The tribe pushed and pushed through endless research, risk analysis, and advocacy efforts, and all of their hard work finally paid off. This is one success story that reminds us how hard work and commitment can go a long way in fighting for what you believe in.
Jenna: I’ll end this week by highlighting a man named Naude who quickly has become one of my animal-rescuing heroes. This video from The Dodo shows some of his work and focuses on his rescuing of a pelican. In addition, the video shows Naude rescuing a seal, sea turtle, whale, and shark.
AJ: See you next week with more news.
This week’s animal news:
Emboldened wild animals venture into locked-down cities worldwide from The Guardian
Ending Wildlife Markets and Consumption from Wildaid
Livestream: watch rescued bears at Romania sanctuary from WorldAnimalProtection.org
Are animals vulnerable to COVID-19? from Phys.org
Dogs, at Least, Love Coronavirus Quarantine from The New York Times
Thank you to John Delconte for sending us articles.
Photo credit to Priyan Solanki on Unsplash