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  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
  • Cat's yowling could point to a range of serious health issues

    CHICAGO, IL. -- These reader pet behavior questions were answered by experts from around the world attending the Veterinary Behavior Symposium July 19 in Chicago, just prior to the 150th Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association....
  • Behavior experts tackle your pet problems

    SAN DIEGO -- Veterinarians attending the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior symposium answered a sampling of my readers' questions. The groups met in early August in conjunction with the...
  • Preventive vaccine was not necessarily risky

    Q: In November, my little dog, Beau, hurt his leg. I took him to the veterinarian for help and for grooming. While I was waiting in the exam room, I saw a promotion for a vaccine that would prevent my dog from getting sick after licking wild animal pee....
  • Training can curb terrier's aggression toward other dogs

    CHICAGO, IL. -- These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Veterinary Behavior Symposium July 19, preceding the 150th Annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held in Chicago. Members of the American...
  • Valentine's Day is for the birds

    Do your sweetheart a favor on Friday: Take the day off and spend some time cuddling up outside in the cold, or in the warmth of a kitchen with a nice cup of coffee while you check out your trees, shrubs, clotheslines, backyard bird feeder or all of the...
  • Brookfield Zoo plays mom to baby dolphin

    Brookfield Zoo plays mom to baby dolphin
    The dolphin calf officially known as S13 is sometimes called Thor or Maximus by Brookfield Zoo staffers who've been taking care of him round-the-clock since his birth. On Tuesday, the young aquatic mammal with the several names zipped around the...
  • New book offers solid advice on curbing canine behavior problems

    To this day, if you Google "dog screamer," up pops a column I wrote back in 2006 headlined, "He Ought To Call Himself the Dog Screamer." The column went viral and I received hundreds of hate-laced emails because I dared express concerns about dog-training...
  • A year at the museums: Memorable moments from 2013

    A year at the museums: Memorable moments from 2013
    Museums are meant to be almost timeless, places that offer a long-view look at the world around us and a focus on what is important rather than merely fashionable. So to excerpt one year from the lives of Chicago's museums and talk only about what...
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife celebrates land preservation

    Saving open space for future generations has all kinds of beginnings, back stories and results. Sometimes those stories are successful, sometimes they're mind-numbingly complicated, and sometimes they simply bring tears to the eyes. All three are the...
  • Wildlife refuge still a quiet gem

    Although the government shutdown has ended, the Visitor Center at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was still closed on my recent visit to this quiet gem, one of almost a dozen national parks and monuments in Florida. A park volunteer at the...