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The lights of the fireflies could soon be snuffed out. 
In local folklore, trees that are visited by fireflies or alitaptap are said to be the dwelling place of engkantos. People believed fireflies are servants or pets of these otherworldly beings. In Bicol, the elderly still pass this folklore to younger generations. ...
 
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Most of them appear to be dead.
More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.Top Story: Are You Poor, Middle Class, or Rich?Authorities had already been working to rescue survivors ...
 
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Donsol is attracting more whale sharks than ever.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines has identified 19 new individual whale sharks in the waters of Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape (TBPPS) since the start of 2020.Nestled between the provinces of Masbate, Sorsogon and Albay, the TBPPS is a critical ...
 
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Dogs were sent to meat restaurants as the pandemic worsens in the country.
Keeping pets in North Korea is considered a luxury. Why would anyone keep feeding animals when the rest of your comrades are starving, right? That is why in July, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un ordered a ban on all pets, calling ...
 
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Apparently, there were two ostriches.
The nation was treated to comic relief on August 4, when two ostriches were seen running around a village in Quezon City, one of which was being chased by a goat. Panicked motorists were unsure of what to do when they encountered ...
 
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This is how the Manila Zoo came to be Mali's caretaker.
Mali, the only elephant in the Philippines, is 47 years old. By elephant standards, that’s young, considering they live up to 80. In 2017, Mali made headlines after an animal rights group depicted her as the loneliest elephant in the world. It even ...
 
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It's only July, but it seems like a lifetime ago when Taal erupted in January 2020, with ashfall reaching the cities of Metro Manila, Rizal, Batangas, Laguna, Bulacan, and Calamba.Since then, our country has dealt with the longest lockdown in the world, ...
 
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Hundreds of dolphins were reportedly seen by a resident of a coastal town.
Dolphins and orcas have returned to the waters of Bohol after decades of avoiding the area. Pods of dolphins were spotted in the town of Garcia Hernandez, which has been implementing a lockdown and not allowing tourists for three months now. On ...
 
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Filipinos tamed dogs long before they were colonized.
More than 800 years ago, long before dog breeds and pedigrees came to the country, pre-colonial Filipinos already loved their indigenous canine companions and even buried them in cemeteries for people. Sometime in the 1960s, a site in Sta. Ana, Manila was excavated ...
 
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The Philippine Eagle Center has lost its largest source of funds.
As the lockdown stretches on for three months, zookeepers and conservationists are digging deep into their dwindling savings to keep animals in their care alive. The Philippine eagle is one of the animals that need your help now.There are only 400 pairs ...
 
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It climbs trees and hunts cobras.
In the ancestral lands of Bukidnon in Mindanao, there is a type of wild dog that does not breed with other dogs. It has sharp claws, climbs trees, hunts cobras, and could be 36,000 years old. It is called tiger dog and aso ng ...
 
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Birders nicknamed the species ‘Ibong Adarna.’
If you ask local birders about Ibong Adarna, they will most likely point you to an actual bird and not an epic poem you read when you were a freshman in high school. In Philippine folklore, the Ibong Adarna is a mythical bird ...
 
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But don't worry, your cat loves you.
A couple of years ago, a video of a dog went viral: It shows a dog grieving at the death of its owner. The pooch was seen crying at the grave of its old master:Somehow, 40,000 years of domestication have made dogs ...
 
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Puppies have the opposite effect.
Dogs and humans seem to have evolved to live together for each other’s survival, and one study supports it. According to the study, there is a significant decrease in the likelihood that a child will develop schizophrenia if he or she was ...
 
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Some people could be denser than dogs at reading emotion.
Have you ever been so upset or angry at one point that you notice your how your dogs avoid contact with you? Or perhaps you were sad or quiet and they just snuggle right up to your face and lick you?Apparently, dogs ...
 
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Humans have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than the last century.
Plastic pollution is at an all-time high. The world is simply swamped with so much harmful plastic waste that microplastics in our seas have outnumbered the stars in the galaxy.From how much we use and the time it takes to degrade to ...
 
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How it got there will forever be a mystery.
This morning, residents of Barangay Lobbot, Dipaculao were surprised to find the corpse of a female great white shark washed up on the beach. Measuring about 17 feet, the shark was quite a sight. It’s certainly unusual for a great white shark ...
 
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As enumerated by CARA Welfare Philippines volunteer Alexis Ko.
1. Limit your consumption of animal-based products.As a vegetarian of 11 years, cutting meat out of my diet has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Though it doesn’t mean that everyone has to become a militant vegan to make a ...
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