Critter News Roundup Vol.1

Another of Kitsu’s News Roundups! Mainly because Kitsu finds these fun, and she’s got 3 stories about critters waiting to be talked about right now!

  • Stray Dogs Offered as Pedestrian Role Models – JAN 23, 2013 09:00 AM ET // BY AFP
    In Romanian cities more than 1,200 people where injured in 2012 because of “pedestrian lack of discipline”. Police officials are now using the example of stray dogs, who protect themselves by using “zebra crossings” (crosswalks) to traverse streets.
  • Why Wolves Are Forever Wild and Dogs Can Be Tamed – JAN 22, 2013 08:04 PM ET // BY JENNIFER VIEGAS
    Evolutionary biologist Kathryn Lord of the University of Massachusetts has led research that suggests the key to the difference between dogs and wolves where the relationship to people is concerned is rooted in the way puppies of the two species develop.
  • Seeking Wilderness Paths For 5,000-Mile Walk – JAN 23, 2013 09:30 AM ET // BY BECKY OSKIN, OURAMAZINGPLANET CONTRIBUTOR
    Conservationist John Davis has already completed 7,600 miles of his trek demonstrating the need for wildlife corridors. He is currently launching on a 5,000 mile leg from Mexico to Canada. Best of luck, Mr Davis! Critters need roads, too!