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A polar fox is fitted with a satellite tracking collar in Krossfjorden, Svalbard, on July 29, 2017, as part of research conducted by the Norwegian Polar Institute. Norwegian researchers said Tuesday that this young female arctic fox has been tracked walking from Norway to Canada. Elise Stroemseng/AP hide caption

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Even birds who are accustomed to urban noises can be spooked by the boom of fireworks, take off and crash into trees, cars and buildings. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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This 4th Of July, Think Of Your Feathered Friends As You Plan For Fireworks

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A reindeer calf scratches its head with its hoof. Their ability to move their bodies into extreme positions was one of the reasons owner Jane Atkinson thought that reindeer would be a good fit for a yoga class. Ravenna Koenig/KTOO hide caption

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Move Over, Goat Yoga. Alaskans Now Have Reindeer Yoga

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THC, a key psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is toxic to dogs, veterinarians warn. So keeping dogs away from discarded joints, edible marijuana or drug-tainted poop is important. Hillary Kladke/Getty Images hide caption

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Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot

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Poncho Via stands on a field of grass in Clay County Alabama at the Green Acres Farm in 2017. The steer currently holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest set of horns ever. The Pope Family hide caption

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A southern resident orca whale swims in Puget Sound in view of Mount Rainier in 2014. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Whale Watchers Accused Of Loving Endangered Orcas To Death

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Hal Herzog, a professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, says the more we attribute humanlike qualities to animals, the more ethically problematic it may be to keep them as pets. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Pets, Pests And Food: Our Complex, Contradictory Attitudes Toward Animals

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A coyote runs down the road in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. In 2018, more than 68,000 coyotes were killed in the U.S., including 5,600 just in Wyoming, under an Agriculture Department program. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Killing Coyotes Is Not As Effective As Once Thought, Researchers Say

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An orca surfaces near Vancouver Island, Canada. The country's Parliament has passed legislation banning the practice of breeding and holding dolphins, whales and porpoises in captivity. VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Santa Anita Park in Southern California is resisting calls to suspend its season, saying recent changes have reduced catastrophic injuries "by 50 percent in racing and by more than 84 percent in training." Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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