Care home residents embrace snakes during animal therapy session

Care home residents were given a real hiss-story lesson after getting up close and personal with snakes and other reptiles during an animal therapy session. They enjoyed the company of 'fearsome' creatures including a boa constrictor, a water dragon and a Madagascar hissing cockroach. The fearless 20 residents of Bupa Arkley Care Home, in Barnet, embraced other animals including a […]

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Even animals that thrive in wildfires can’t cope with California’s mega-fires

Northern California’s raging wildfires have become “too extreme” even for certain types of birds that typically thrive in burned out forests, scientists say. Researchers are trying to understand how the increasingly common megafires, some of which span thousands of hectares, are impacting the surrounding ecosystem. Black-backed woodpeckers, which generally favor burned trees where they can enjoy the larvae of wood-boring […]

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