Animal Shelter “Marries” Bonded Dogs to Ensure They’re Adopted Together

When senior dogs, Jack and Diane, were found abandoned in a Maine cemetery last summer, they ended up at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. The rescue tried to find out who their owners were, but no one ever came forward for the two who seemed to be bonded at the hip.“When Diane is separated from Jack, you can find her impatiently waiting for his return,” Stevanie Roy, the shelter director, told The Dodo. “When she sees him coming towards her, she does a little dance in excitement.” To show their devotion to keeping the adorable senior dogs together for adoption, the rescue decided to host a wedding to officially marry them, complete with decorations, flowers and guests. Check out the adorable pictures and learn more about adopting Jack and Diane here.



A Trio of Bald Eagles Raise Baby Chicks Together

Although bald eagles are typically very territorial and monogamous, something unique is happening at a nature refuge in Illinois. Two male bald eagles have been spotted helping a female bald eagle keep the eggs in the nest warm. “The three parents share incubation responsibilities for the eggs — three this year — as they have in previous years,” according to Out There With the Birds, the blog of Bird Watcher’s Digest. “Like their relationship, their history is complicated.” Learn more about these three eagles and their shared past here.



World’s Rarest Panther Spotted in the Wild After 100 Years

Thanks to wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, the world is getting a glimpse of one of the rarest big cats in Africa, the black panther, for the first time in nearly 100 years. “We had always heard about black leopards living in this region, but the stories were absent of high-quality footage that could confirm their existence,” said Nicholas Pilfold, lead researcher for a leopard conservation program in Laikipia County, Kenya, in a press release. “Collectively these are the first confirmed images in nearly 100 years of a black leopard in Africa, and this region is the only known spot in all of Africa to have a black leopard.” Check out more pictures on Burrard-Lucas’ blog here.




Turkey Stops Traffic While His Family Crosses the Street

Drivers in Litchfield, New Hampshire, witnessed something special last week when a turkey assumed the role of crossing guard and decided to post up???? in the middle of a busy street and make his presence known as his family crossed two lanes of traffic. Instead of a traffic light, the head bird is seen periodically flashing its tail side-to-side while making sure no turkey is left behind. Check out the video above.



Milk Industry Sales Plummet by $1.1 Billion in 2018

Sales of dairy milk plummeted by $1.1 billion in 2018 according to statistics revealed by the Dairy Farmers of America during its annual meeting. In 2017, sales of dairy products amounted to $14.7 billion and dropped by eight percent to $13.6 billion in 2018. This is further proof that consumers are purposefully turning away from traditional dairy products in search of more ethical and healthier alternatives. Check out our Vegan Starter Guide for more info about becoming cruelty-free in 2019.