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Should Zoos Be Banned?

An animal kept in a zoo cage for people's entertainment.

Anselle P., Reporter

November 5, 2019

Zoos are facilities that confine wild animals to be shown to the public, studied, or for conservation. As many see zoos as a way to protect animals, others view it as a prison. Keeping animals in an enclosed space may provide it with food and safety, but could also cause depression and boredom for the ...

Woman Takes Selfie with Zoo Jaguar

Jaguar

Mia R., Editor

April 8, 2019

There are certain rules that have to be followed at a zoo. One lady took no notice of one of the most obvious rules: do not climb over the railing guarding the animal exhibits. Well, that’s exactly what she did at Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona. On March 9th, the woman in her 30s climbed over the rai...

Top 5 Largest Living Animals

l o n g b o y e

Tanay S., Reporter

April 10, 2018

There are many different animals all around the world that are unique in their own way. From the smallest bugs to the giants that live in the wild, the animal kingdom is full of surprises. Out of all the animals in the world, these five are the largest on Earth to still be alive to this date. One of t...

A new species of marsupial lion discovered in Queensland Australia

A pride of lions.

Natalie B., Reporter

January 16, 2018

   Australian scientists have recently discovered a new species of marsupial lions in northwestern Queensland, Australia.  Marsupial lions are extinct carnivorous mammals that only inhabit Australia.   This precise marsupial lion holds the title as, Wakaleo Schouteni, named after Peter Sc...

5 Most Deadly Venomous Snakes in the World

Deadly snake

Faith Q., Reporter

January 16, 2018

5 Most Deadly Venomous Snakes in the World   To many, snakes are known to kill with their deadly venom, but which snakes are more fear-raising than the others? There are also many snakes that are not deadly and kept for pets, but the focus is on the most vicious.   1) Inland Tai...

Top 5 Cutest Animals

Munchkin cat

Katrina W, Reporter

December 12, 2017

Sometimes everyone needs a small furry friend to curl up on the couch with, snuggling into the crevices made by dad’s bulging belly. They’re cute, fuzzy, warm, and all around adorable, so who wouldn’t want a fuzzy critter like a puppy or a kitten, or even a fennec fox, curling up in your sweater....

Top 5 Endangered Animals

The endangered saola

William S., Reporter

November 7, 2017

Animals are living creatures that should be protected. However, due largely to destruction of habitat, pollution, hunting, fishing, and exotic species, many species of animals have become endangered. The WWF has identified the following animals to the top of their list of endangered animals. The Sib...

Should Animal Testing be Considered Animal Cruelty?

Scientist holding a laboratory  rat

Tanay S., Reporter

November 6, 2017

An estimated 26 million animals are tested every year in the United States for scientific and commercial uses. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) does not protect 95% of the testings that are done and doesn’t prevent cases of animal abuse from happening. Also, most tests are useless and take lives of t...

Why Selective Breeding Should Be Banned

selectively breed teacup puppy

Angie M., Editor

October 24, 2017

Selective breeding is a cruel way of ‘creating’ the perfect pet.   This is the way humans choose specific traits or characteristics to be passed from parent(s) to offspring in animals. Most commonly used in the pet industry, dogs and cats are subjects of selective breeding, also known...

Five Animals that are Going Extinct in 2017

via International Rhino Foundation

Regina J., Reporter

January 31, 2017

Lots of animal species are on the edge of being extinct, and this year, might be their last. Sadly enough, humans may be the main reason for some of these endangered animals. Agricultural expansion, pollution, and disease are also more causes for the deaths of these species. These animals are most likely g...

Why Small Dogs are Better Than Big Dogs

A small dog.

Charis P., Reporter

January 17, 2017

Almost everyone loves dogs. They make a great house pet and there are over 100 different dog breeds to choose from! Personally, I think that smaller dog breeds, such as the chihuahua, are better than bigger dogs like a great dane, because smaller dogs are easier to care for. For starters, smaller ...

The Giant Panda is no Longer Endangered

The Giant Panda is no Longer Endangered

Allison M., Reporter

October 17, 2016

The giant panda is no longer classified as an endangered species. On September 4, 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced the removal of the giant panda off the endangered list after being listed for around 20 years. Even though they are still vulnerable, this is very ...

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