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#Animals

From TheJournal.ie Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat Nature

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat

A three-year survey of the duck-billed animal suggested its numbers had fallen by 30%.

From TheJournal.ie British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco Warning

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

People travelling to rabies-affected countries are being reminded to avoid contact with animals.

From TheJournal.ie Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly FELINE LUCKY

Cat climbed into car engine in Dublin and ended up in Offaly

The DSPCA is looking to locate the cat’s owner.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze Poisoning

'Extremely unusual' cat deaths spark warning about dangers of antifreeze

The survival rate for cats affected by antifreeze poisoning is less than 5%.

From TheJournal.ie 'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park Kenya Wildlife Service

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

From TheJournal.ie Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave Monkey Business This post contains videos

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave

Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.

From TheJournal.ie Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans Noctural

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

From TheJournal.ie German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures On The Run

German zoo finds missing lions, tigers and jaguar hiding in their enclosures

A bear which had broken free from its enclosure was however shot dead.

From TheJournal.ie 'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees Bumble-BEEHAVE

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees

The free tool provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop.

From TheJournal.ie Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary Bear Dancing

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.

From TheJournal.ie Council forced to spend €7,000 to dispose of animal carcasses dumped off Clare cliffs Beauty Spot

Council forced to spend €7,000 to dispose of animal carcasses dumped off Clare cliffs

A court heard that the State authorities carried out a painstaking investigation to identify the remains.

From TheJournal.ie Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility Rescued

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility

The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.

From TheJournal.ie US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals' Feline Sad

US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals'

Earlier this week, an airline turned away a peacock, because of health and safety concerns.

From TheJournal.ie 186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas Paws For Thought

186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas

PJ was dropped outside the centre by his owner.

From TheJournal.ie Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia On The Run

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia

The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure Tayto Park
From TheJournal.ie Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it Limerick

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it

Limerick Animal Welfare is currently caring for the rabbit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries' Limerick

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'

Meanwhile, Action For Animal Welfare Ireland has posted images of a severely neglected horse on its Facebook page.

From TheJournal.ie People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online Not Just At Christmas

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online

A pet advisory group has said that there’s increased interest in how to buy pets in the run up to Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie At 185 years old, 'the world's oldest land animal' is about to get a lot busier In For A Shell Shock

At 185 years old, 'the world's oldest land animal' is about to get a lot busier

A new flight to the Atlantic island of St. Helena means Jonathan should expect some visitors.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bloodbath': Over 100 reindeer killed by Norwegian freight trains Ho Ho No

'Bloodbath': Over 100 reindeer killed by Norwegian freight trains

“It’s a senseless animal tragedy…a psychological nightmare.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses Animal Welfare

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses

Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.

From TheJournal.ie The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018 Animal Welfare

The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018

“The use of wild animals for entertainment purposes in circuses can no longer be permitted.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

From TheJournal.ie Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest Mother Nature

Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest

The competition is accepting entries in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials.

From TheJournal.ie Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment Animal Abuse

Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment

Police began hunting for the cub after noticing selfies on social media of a man and the cub.

From TheJournal.ie Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya A Mighty Shade Of Pale This post contains videos

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

From TheJournal.ie All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA Good News

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA

The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers Longford

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers

The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin German Shepherd

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin

The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.

From TheJournal.ie First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Pride Of Cork This post contains images

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing Animal Welfare

'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing

A total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice were used in Trinity College Dublin in 2016 alone.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay Muzzled

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

From TheJournal.ie These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports Dog Days

These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports

A follow up investigation is now underway.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money Donegal

'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money

About 70 donkeys are currently being looked after there.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate Easter Warning

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief Blennies

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat Candid

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

The native Indonesian monkeys are eaten by locals who compare them to ‘wild boar or dog’.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer Animals

Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer

Tiger bones are commonly boiled down and mixed with rice wine in Vietnam, a mixture believed to treat arthritis and promote strength.

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