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Forty Most Positive Animal News Stories Of 2020

  • 1

    An Indian couple has been buying land adjacent to a tiger reserve solely to let the forest expand.

    Natural environment

    Read more: QUARTZ

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  • 2

    78 elephants in Thailand freed from carrying tourists because of COVID-19.

    Elephant

    Read more: yahoo!news

  • 3

    Gray wolves to be reintroduced to Colorado in unprecedented vote.

    Organism - RESTORE THE G HOW YES ON 114 HOWLYES! WOLVES ARE COMING HOME!

    Read more: UNILAD

  • 4

    A court order rules that Yellowstone’s grizzly bears will remain protected from hunters under The Endangered Species Act.

    Brown

    Read more: World Animal News 

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  • 5

    Bees love cannabis which could help restore bee populations.

    Invertebrate

    Read more: Captain Planet

  • 6

    New study reveals a dog's heart rate increases when their owner says 'I love you'.

    Brown

    Read more: 7NEWS

  • 7

    Tasmanian devils got reintroduced into the wild of mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years.

    Organism

    Read more: BBC NEWS

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  • 8

    World's largest fur auction house closes as demand for animal pelts drops.

    Organism

    Read more: A Humane World

  • 9

    San Antonio pet stores began selling only rescue dogs and cats.

    Dog breed

    Read more: San Antonio Express-News

  • 10

    Wombats were digging water wells and saving other animals during Australia's drought.

    Organism

    Read more: ABC NEWS

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  • 11

    Senate passes a bill to protect sea turtles, whales, dolphins from drift gillnets.

    Organism

    Read more: Turtle Island Restoration Network

  • 12

    Seth MacFarlane donated $1M to Irwin Family Australia zoo wildlife hospital.

    Smile - AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA 200 TERRI

    Read more: tvweb

  • 13

    Survey shows US honeybees are doing better after bad year.

    Invertebrate

    Read more: Associated Press

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  • 14

    Stray dog who visited car dealership every day gets adopted and gets dream job as a greeter at the dealership.

    Dog breed

    Read more: Daily Star

  • 15

    As a result of the pandemic, there was a sea turtle boom on the quieted beaches in Lebanon.

    Organism

    Read more: npr

  • 16

    Therapy llama ‘Caesar the No Drama Llama’ calmed tensions at protests.

    Footwear - OF HO CAAR

    Read more: Washington Post

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  • 17

    Humpback whales seized their chance to sing in Alaska's cruise-free Covid summer.

    Liquid

    Read more: The Guardian

  • 18

    A gorilla baby boom happened in Uganda.

    Vegetation

    Read more: THE WEEK

  • 19

    New York city was running out of dogs to adopt.

    Carnivore - LA ****

    Read more: Bloomberg

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  • 20

    A study found that 48 species saved from extinction by conservation efforts.

    Mammal

    Read more: The Guardian

  • 21

    House passes the ‘Tiger King’ bill that bans private ownership of big cats.

    Big cats

    Read more: Roll Call

  • 22

    Tahlequah, the orca who carried her dead calf for 17 days, got pregnant again.

    Organism - J35, Sep 2019 J35, July 2020 SR3 / NOAA / SEA NMFS Permit # 19091

    Read more: The Seattle Times

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  • 23

    Melbourne’s zoos live streamed some of their animals.

    Penguin

    Read more: TimeOut

  • 24

    Tiny possum discovered on Kangaroo Island after fears bushfires had wiped them out.

    Human

    Read more: ABC News

  • 25

    San Diego Zoo announced the birth of an endangered pygmy hippo.

    Nature

    Read more: NBC Washington

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  • 26

    A New York pizza shop was putting photos of dogs on pizza boxes to help them find homes.

    Vertebrate - JUST PIZZA JUST PIZZA Please adopt me! Please adopt me! SF natoi as Steak 'nat e Ste SPCA EATE O IMIT REATE My name is Iggy and I'm 3. I live at Niagara SPCA. I'd like to live with you. TOI My name is Pickles and I'm 2. I live at Niagara SPCA. I'd like to live with you. NiagaraSPCA.org 716-731-4368 Share on f NiagaraSPCA.org 716-731-4368 JUST PIZZA O WING CO. IN AMHERST

    Read more: CNN

  • 27

    There was a mountain lion baby boom with 13 new kittens born.

    Skin

    Read more: Los Angeles Times

  • 28

    Dad's adorably amateurish pet portraits raised thousands for charity.

    Organism - HERCULE VAN WOLFWINKLE

    Read more: CNN

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  • 29

    Florida inmates comforted dogs frightened by Fourth of July fireworks.

    Skin - PAUL BERSEBACH/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERYGETTY IMAGES

    Read more: CNN

  • 30

    Golden eagles have bred at a rewilding estate in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 40 years.

    Nature

    Read more: BBC News

  • 31

    Sea turtles in Greece thrive as a result of coronavirus lockdowns and downturns in tourism.

    Body of water

    Read more: The Telegraph

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  • 32

    N.C. Zoo announced the birth of a rare sand cat kitten.

    Vertebrate

    Read more: Courier-Tribune

  • 33

    Puppy with cleft lip at Jackson animal shelter finds companion in boy with cleft lip.

    Human

    Read more: Click On Detroit

  • 34

    Tiny elephant shrew species that missing for 50 years was rediscovered.

    Organism

    Read more: The Guardian

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  • 35

    Missing cat got reunited with its owner after 11 years on the street.

    White

    Read more: BBC News

  • 36

    21-Year-Old Cat Brothers Find a New Home After Desperate Plea.

    Whiskers

    Read more: People

  • 37

    A man opened his home to 300 dogs, sheltering them from hurricane Delta.

    Human

    Read more: People

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  • 38

    Endangered baby birds were released at Dunes after being rescued by kids.

    Bird

    Read more: nwitimes

  • 39

    Rescue dog who lost her puppies adopted trio of orphaned kittens.

    Dog breed

    Read more: ABC Arizona

  • 40

    Choppers dropped thousands of carrots and sweet potatoes for animals starving because of bushfires in Australia.

    Organism

    Read more: DailyMail

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