Some of the most popular animal stories from the last week include:
- Despite recent pressure from politicians to scale back the Endangered Species Act, many plants and animals have actually been saved by the conservation law.
- Someone shot a beloved emu at a Virginia animal rescue, and the shelter is hunting for justice.
- The Taliban released a hostage video of a military dog captured in Afghanistan.
- Six more states are considering laws that would outlaw breed-specific legislation, making things a whole lot better for pit bulls.
- This crow is the smartest bird you may ever see.
- A man risked his life to save a dog that fell through an ice-covered lake in Norway.
- The Oregon chub is the first fish ever taken off the U.S. Endangered Species list.
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