We begin with news from around the world including the laudable work of Sea Turtle, inc, which rescued thousands of cold stunned animals from the frigid waters during February’s extreme weather event, new DNA analytical methods permit noninvasive study of animals in the wild, University of Michigan freaks out due to 3 tiny spiders in library basement, risks of toxic mushrooms to dogs and people, will pets need to be vaccinated against SARS-Cov2, undercover reporting on wildlife killing contests, and more.
Then, world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks returns to tell us about a new initiative, the Sumatran Rescue Alliance. The Alliance will preserve entire ecosystems in Indonesia to encourage repopulation of wild animals and provide sanctuary for those who need it. It also will aid the Indonesian Government to curtail illegal trade of orangutans. Learn more and support this important work at Orangutan.org.
Then Lori continues with breaking pet product business news, and to close, Peter and Lori talk zoology, surprise knowledge quiz included.