Here’s a recap of animal stories and events from the past week:
- A study recently came out claiming that pet owners share more bacteria with their dog or cat than with their children
- Jack the dog proved he has a talent for balancing things on his head
- Wildlife officials drafted a proposal to lift gray wolf protections in the continental U.S.
- Social pressure might have an impact on non-primate animals, a new study showed
- A court upheld the EU’s ban on the import of seal products
- 72,000 ladybugs were released into the Mall of America in honor of Earth Day
- A trio of penguins were born at the Denver zoo
- Researchers said baby turtles may have inspired a new kind of robot
- A video was released of baboons invading a South African home
- The UN called for stiffer illegal animal trafficking penalties
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