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‘Grieving Orca’ isn’t heartbreaking for the reason you think

‘Grieving Orca’ isn’t heartbreaking for the reason you think

Orcas are among the most intelligent animals on the planet and they are threatened by decreasing salmon population and climate change. You’ve likely heard about J35, the Orca mum who’s been dragging her baby around the Pacific Ocean for the last 17 days. It reminds me of The Truman Show (albeit in a sad and twisted way), where the world is following Truman’s life and mourning his heartbreak and tragedies with him, but without his knowledge. In this case, people have…

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World Lion Day: Lions are vulnerable, can I help them?

World Lion Day: Lions are vulnerable, can I help them?

In the last 20 years, 40% of the wild Lion population has been lost, but we can still make a difference. Consider donating, raising awareness, or sending a letter to your legislative representative I’d be lion if I said this wasn’t funny Okay, terrible pun. Before I get to the serious stuff, I have a great story for Lion Day. When I was a kid, I loved going to the Zoo. (I approach Zoos with a different lens today, but…

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It’s never too late to help save the animals

It’s never too late to help save the animals

The situation sometimes seems bleak, but there’s plenty you can do to contribute to save the animals and wildlife. We caused the current situation, but we can help fix it. Why? People are animals too.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved the world of animals. When I was young, I devoured ZooBooks, National Geographic, and dozens of encyclopedia/scientific books (one of my favorites was a Dinosaur book I dubbed ‘Dinopedia’). I always had plans to be a veterinarian, zoologist, paleontologist,…

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