Pets

Animals develop physical tics

6 a.m. August 1
Stereotypic behavior may indicate that an animal is depressed

When my 6-year-old daughter is stressed, she bites her fingernails. Children in math class often respond to the anxiety that doing math causes by swinging their legs. Arturo the polar bear at Mendoza Zoo in Argentina responds to stress by pacing up and down while swinging his head from side to side.

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County Fair: Dock Dogs step aside for Sea Lion Splash

6 a.m. August 1

Everybody loves the Dock Dogs at the Clark County Fair, but this year they'll be taking a break to let a new show make a splash.

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Study blames lost calves on panthers

10:40 a.m. July 31

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.

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