Animals

courtesy of Dr. Vernard Hodges

Later this year, two Georgia veterinarians will star in a reality TV show on National Geographic.

The Critter Fixers will follow the lives of doctors Vernard Hodges and Terrence Ferguson. Hodges and Ferguson both run and operate Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospitals in Byron and Bonaire. 


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Atlanta-based author and primatologist Frans de Waal has observed animal behavior for 40 years. He's since challenged prevailing scientific notions of animals as stimulus response machines. His new book, Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions, details findings on jealousy and reconciliation.

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A partnership between a hospital and a veterinary clinic is lowering the cost of life-saving operations for animals.


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Pollution and global warming rank near the top of environmentalists' growing list of concerns. But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, another menace to the environment is in many people's own backyards.

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Atlanta might be the last place you’d look for endangered penguins, but every morning at the Georgia Aquarium begins with a Waddle Walk. That’s when staff take endangered African penguins out for a walk around the aquarium. GPB intern Olivia Reingold joined them recently to bring us this audio postcard.

How Smart Are Animals?

Jun 3, 2016
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The most famous name in the animal kingdom this week is Harambe.  The 17-year-old gorilla was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last Saturday after a little boy fell into his habitat. Harambe didn't harm the child but zoo officials decided to put him down after about 10 minutes.  They say the gorilla may have ultimately decided to hurt the boy.