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    Anthrozoology

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    • Animal breeding

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    • Animal disease control

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    • Animal killing

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    • Animal rights

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    • Animal sacrifice

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    • Animal worship

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    • Animal-borne bombs

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    • Animals in religion

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    • Buildings and structures used to confine animals

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    • Dishes involving the consumption of live animals

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    • Domestication

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    • Animals in entertainment

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    • Ethologists

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    • Human–animal linguistic communication


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    • Missing or escaped animals

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    • Animal welfare

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    • Zoonoses

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    • Zoophilia

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    • Anthrozoology

    • Anthrozoology (also known as human–non-human-animal studies, or HAS) is the subset of ethnobiology that deals with interactions between humans and other animals. It is an interdisciplinary field that overlaps with other disciplines including anthropology, ethnology, medicine, psychology, veterinary medicine and zo ... Read »


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    • Animal loss

    • Since humankind first domesticated animals, the death of a pet or an animal to which one has become emotionally bonded can be an intense loss, comparable with the death of a human loved one, or even greater depending on the individual. The death can be felt more intensely when the owner has made a decision to end the p ... Read »


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    • Animal transporter

    • Animal transporters are used to or non-livestock animals over long distances. They could be specially-modified vehicles, trailers, ships or aircraft containers. While some animal transporters like horse trailers only carry a few animals, modern ships engaged in live export can carry tens of thousands. The Animal Tran ... Read »


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    • Animal welfare

    • Animal welfare is the well-being of animals. The standards of "good" animal welfare vary considerably between different contexts. These standards are under constant review and are debated, created and revised by animal welfare groups, legislators and academics worldwide.Animal welfare science uses various measures, suc ... Read »


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    • Animal-assisted interventions

    • Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates state that animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants. A therapist who brings along ... Read »


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    • Animal-assisted therapy

    • Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates state that animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants. A therapist who brings along ... Read »


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    • Animal-made art

    • Animal-made art is art created by a non-human animal. Animal-made works of art have been created by apes, elephants, cetacea, reptiles, and bowerbirds, among other species. During the late 1950s, biologists began to study the nature of art in humans. Theories were proposed based on observations of non-human primat ... Read »


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    • Anthropophilia

    • In parasitology, anthropophilia, from the Greek ἅνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "human being") and φιλία (philia, "friendship" or "love"), is a preference of a parasite or dermatophyte for humans over other animals. The related term endophilia refers specifically to a preference for bei ... Read »


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    • The Apprentice (Libby novel)

    • The Apprentice

      The Apprentice is a novel by Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, first published in hardback in 1996, reprinted in trade paperback in 2002, and reissued in mass market paperback in 2005 after Libby's indictment in the CIA leak grand jury investigation. It is set in northern Japan in w ... Read »


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    • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • The Art of Racing in the Rain

      The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2008 novel by American author and film producer Garth Stein — told from a dog's point of view. The novel became a New York Times bestseller, remaining on the list for more than 156 weeks. The novel follows the story of Denny Swift, a race car driver and customer representati ... Read »


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    • Bedding (animals)

    • Bedding, in ethology and animal husbandry, is material, usually organic, used by animals to support their bodies when resting or otherwise stationary. It reduces pressure on skin, heat loss, and contamination by waste produced by an animal or those it shares living space with. ... Read »


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    • Bestiality

    • Zoophilia is a paraphilia involving a sexual fixation on non-human animals. Bestiality is cross-species sexual activity between human and non-human animals. The terms are often used interchangeably, but some researchers make a distinction between the attraction (zoophilia) and the act (bestiality). Although sex with a ... Read »


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    • Binti Jua

    • Binti Jua (born March 17, 1988) is a female western lowland gorilla in the Brookfield Zoo, in Brookfield, Illinois, outside of Chicago. She was involved in an incident in 1996, in which she tended to a three-year-old boy who had fallen into her enclosure. Binti Jua (whose name means "Daughter of Sunshine" in Swahili) ... Read »


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    • Deaf animal

    • Some strains of animals, such as white cats, have a tendency to congenital deafness. It is also not an uncommon problem for purebred dogs. Some known chemicals and elements can also affect deafness in animals. Deafness can occur in almost any breed of cat or dog. This includes both pure-breed and mixed-breed animals a ... Read »


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    • Devocalization

    • Devocalization (also known as ventriculocordectomy or vocal cordectomy and when performed on dogs is commonly known as debarking or bark softening) is a surgical procedure applied to dogs and cats, where tissue is removed from the animal’s vocal cords to permanently reduce the volume of their vocalizations. D ... Read »


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    • Do not feed the animals

    • The prohibition "do not feed the animals" reflects a policy forbidding the artificial feeding of wildlife (wild or feral animals) in situations where the animals, or the people doing the feeding, might be harmed. Signs displaying this message are commonly found in zoos, circuses, animal theme parks, aquariums, national ... Read »


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    • Emotion in animals

    • Emotions in animals are the subjective feelings and emotions experienced by non-human animals. Emotions may be described as subjective, conscious experiences characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and . Charles Darwin was one of the first scientists to write about the existen ... Read »


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    • Endal

    • Endal

      Endal (13 December 1995 – 13 March 2009) was a male Labrador retriever in Britain whose abilities as a service dog and as an ambassador for service dog charitable work received worldwide news media coverage. Among other distinctions, Endal was described as "the most decorated dog in the world" (including "Dog of ... Read »


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    • Entire (animal)

    • In animal fancy and animal husbandry, entire (or intact) indicates an animal has not been desexed, i.e., spayed (female) or neutered (male). Animals are desexed for selective breeding purposes. Males may also be neutered in order to make them more tractable or meatier. A specialized vocabulary has arisen for neutered ... Read »


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    • Equine-assisted therapy

    • Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) encompasses a range of medical treatments that includes activities with horses and other equines to promote physical and mental health. A lack of high-quality studies, particularly assessing the efficacy of EAT for mental health treatment, have raised concerns that these therapies should n ... Read »


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    • Feral child

    • A feral child (also called "wild child "') is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age where they have little or no experience of human care, behavior, or, crucially, of human language. Some feral children have been confined by people (usually their own parents), and in some cases t ... Read »


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    • Five freedoms

    • The Five Freedoms outline five aspects of animal welfare under human control. They were developed in response to a 1965 UK Government report on livestock husbandry, and were formalized in 1979 press statement by the UK Farm Animal Welfare Council. The Five Freedoms have been adopted by professional groups including vet ... Read »


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    • Gates of Heaven

    • Gates of Heaven

      Gates of Heaven is a 1978 documentary film by Errol Morris about the pet cemetery business. It was made when Morris was unknown and did much to launch his career. The film, like Morris' other works, is unnarrated and the stories are told purely through interviews. It is divided into two main sections. The first co ... Read »


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    • Gee and haw

    • Gee and haw are voice commands used to tell a draft animal or sled dog to turn right or left, respectively. Gee (pronounced "jee") has its first attested use in the 1620s in Scotland, the first known use of haw was in 1777. The etymology of both words is unknown. ... Read »


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    • Temple Grandin

    • Temple Grandin

      Mary Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her p ... Read »


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    • Stephen Herrero

    • Stephen Herrero is a Canadian doctor of animal behaviour and ecology, and was a professor at University of Calgary. He is the author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance, which has been described as "authoritative" and "required reading" on the topic. Herrero was born in San Francisco, and earned his Ph.D. from ... Read »


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    • Rachel Hogan

    • Rachel Hogan (born 1976), is a British primate conservationist, living and working in Cameroon in West Africa, and director of the charity Ape Action Africa. Having moved to the Mefou National Park in Cameroon temporarily in 2001, Hogan decided to stay and has been there ever since, becoming director of the charity in ... Read »


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    • Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

    • Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

      Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (born 8 January 1970) is a veterinarian and founder of Conservation Through Public Health, an organisation dedicated to the coexistence of endangered mountain gorillas, other wildlife, humans, and livestock in Africa. She was Uganda's first woman to be the country's wildlife veterinary officer an ... Read »


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    • Lily and the Octopus

    • Lily and the Octopus

      Lily and the Octopus is the 2016 debut novel of Steven Rowley. A 42-year-old writer finds that a small octopus has attached itself to the head of his aging dachshund, Lily. Rowley, a 43-year-old paralegal and screenwriter, had sold several unproduced screenplays before writing a short story about the death of his ... Read »


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    • Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500–1800


    • Manasollasa

    • The Mānasollāsa, also known as Abhilashitartha Chintamani, is an early 12th-century Sanskrit text composed by the South Indian king Someshvara III of the Kalyani Chalukya dynasty. It is an encyclopedic work covering topics such as polity, governance, ethics, economics, astronomy, astrology, rhetoric, veterinary m ... Read »


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    • My Life as a Turkey

    • Jeff Palmer (appearing as Joe Hutto in the recreations) My Life as a Turkey is a television episode that premiered in 2011 in the UK on BBC (season 30 of the series Natural World, August 1) and in the US on PBS (season 30 of the series Nature, November 16). It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. It w ... Read »


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    • National Guide Dog Month

    • National Guide Dog Month is a celebration of the work of guide dogs in the United States as a way to raise awareness, appreciation and support for guide dog schools across the United States. It was established in 2008, as a fundraising drive to benefit non-profit guide dog organizations accredited by the International ... Read »


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    • One Health Model

    • The One Health model primarily looks at the how the interaction between humans and animals effects human health. This model has become more prevalent over the past decades as the world has seen increases in emerging zoonotic diseases, such as Avian Influenza, West Nile Virus, and Lyme disease. The origins of the One H ... Read »


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    • Pet

    • A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person's company or protection, as opposed to working animals, sport animals, , and laboratory animals, which are kept primarily for performance, agricultural value, or research. The most popular pets are noted for their attractive appearances and their loyal ... Read »


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    • Pet cemetery

    • A pet cemetery is a cemetery for animals. Many human cultures buried animal remains. For example, the Ancient Egyptians mummified and buried cats, which they considered deities, and the largest dog cemetery in the ancient world was discovered at the Ashkelon National Park in Ashkelon, Israel. London's Hyde Park w ... Read »


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    • Pig toilet

    • A pig toilet (sometimes called a "pig sty latrine") is a simple type of dry toilet consisting of an outhouse mounted over a pigsty, with a chute or hole connecting the two. The pigs consume the feces of the users of the toilet, as well as other food. Pig toilets (Chinese: 猪圈毛坑) were once common in ... Read »


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    • Pocho (crocodile)

    • Pocho (around 1950-1960 in Reventazón River, Costa Rica – October 12, 2011 in Siquirres, Costa Rica) was an American crocodile who became world famous for his relationship with Gilberto "Chito" Shedden, a local area fisherman. Shedden had found Pocho dying on the banks of the Reventazón River, and took the c ... Read »


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    • Rainbow Bridge (pets)

    • The Rainbow Bridge is the theme of several works of poetry written in the 1980s and 1990s that speak of an other-worldly place where pets go upon death, eventually to be reunited with their owners. One is a prose poem whose original creator is uncertain. The other is a six-stanza poem of rhyming pentameter couplets, cr ... Read »


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    • Mike Rutzen

    • Michael Rutzen (born October 11, 1970) is a South African conservationist, film maker, cage diving operator. He has spent more time free diving with great white sharks without a cage than any other person and is one of the few people in the world that can understand and respond to shark behaviour and body language. R ... Read »


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    • San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex

    • The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex is located in the northern San Joaquin Valley, within Merced County and Stanislaus County of California. The complex, with four federal National Wildlife Refuges, is managed by the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service. The complex is composed of the San Luis National Wildlife R ... Read »


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    • Daphne Sheldrick

    • Dame Daphne Marjorie Sheldrick, DBE (née Jenkins; born 4 June 1934) is a Kenyan-British author, conservationist and expert in animal husbandry, particularly the raising and reintegrating of orphaned elephants into the wild for over 30 years. The Kenya-born Daphne Jenkins was educated at Nakuru Primary School an ... Read »


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    • David Sheldrick

    • Major David Leslie William Sheldrick, MBE (23 November 1919, Alexandria, Egypt — 13 June 1977, Nairobi, Kenya) was a Kenyan farmer and park warden, in memory of whom the eponymous David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) was created by his widow, Daphne (later Dame Daphne Sheldrick) in Nairobi. David Sheldrick, ... Read »


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    • Shooting, shoveling, and shutting up

    • Shooting, shoveling, and shutting up, also known as the 3-S treatment, refers to a method for dealing with unwanted or unwelcome animals primarily in rural areas. There have been reports of the frequently illegal triple-step procedure being used to dispatch mischievous pets, endangered species, and even sick . Individu ... Read »


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    • Skinning

    • Skinning is the act of skin removal. The process is done with animals, mainly as a means to prepare the muscle tissues beneath for consumption or for use of the fur or tanning of the skin. The skin may also be used as a trophy, sold on the fur market, or, in the case of a declared pest, used as proof of kill to obtain ... Read »


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    • Snake handling

    • Snake handling, also called serpent handling, is a religious ritual in a small number of isolated churches, mostly in the United States, usually characterized as rural and part of the Holiness movement. The practice began in the early 20th century in Appalachia and plays only a small part in the church service. Practit ... Read »


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    • Mabel Stark

    • Mabel Stark

      Mabel Stark, whose real name was Mary Haynie (December 10, 1889 – April 20, 1968), was a renowned tiger trainer of the 1920s and she was referred to as one of the world's first women tiger trainers/tamers. Stark was born in Kentucky. She was one of seven children born to Lela and Hardy Haynie. Stark's parents ... Read »


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    • Stereotypes of animals

    • When anthropomorphising an animal there are stereotypical traits which commonly tend to be associated with particular species. Often these are simply exaggerations of real aspects or behaviours of the creature in question, while other times the stereotype is taken from mythology and replaces any observation-based judgm ... Read »


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    • Sudanese goat marriage incident

    • The Sudanese goat marriage incident was a 2006 event and publicity surrounding the 2006 event in which a South Sudanese man named Charles Tombe was forced to "marry" a goat with which he was caught engaging in sexual activity (bestiality) in the Hai Malakal suburb of Juba, South Sudan. The owner of the goat subdued the ... Read »


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    • Tame animal

    • A tame animal is an animal that is relatively tolerant of human presence. Tameness is the quality of an animal being welcoming towards the presence of humans, either naturally (as in the case, for example, of island tameness) or due to human intervention (as the result of animal training). Taming is the deliberate, hu ... Read »


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    • Therapy cat

    • A therapy cat is a cat trained to help ailing humans in a medically beneficial way to take advantage of the human-animal interaction for purposes of relaxation and healing. A therapy cat provides affection and comfort to people in retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, and other human service care faciliti ... Read »


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    • Timoleon Vieta Come Home

    • Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey

      Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey (2003) is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes, a parody of the classic Lassie Come Home film. It was Rhodes' first novel, and won the 2003 Author's Club First Novel Award. It has been translated into at least 20 languages. The novel centres around Timoleon Vieta, a ... Read »


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    • Unclean animal

    • In some religions, an unclean animal is an animal whose consumption or handling is taboo. According to these religions, persons who handle such animals may need to ritually purify themselves to get rid of their uncleanliness. In Judaism, the concept of "unclean animals", or more accurately "impure animals", plays ... Read »


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    • Vermin

    • Vermin (colloquially varmint or varmit) are pests or nuisance animals, that spread diseases or destroy crops or . Use of the term implies the need for extermination programs. Since the term is defined in relation to human activities, which species are included vary from area to area and person to person. The term deri ... Read »


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    • James L. Voss

    • James Leo Voss (April 17, 1934 – July 12, 2013) was an American veterinarian, equine specialist, and dean of Colorado State University's (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Born in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1934, Voss grew up on his family's farm in Orchard Mesa. Graduating from Gr ... Read »


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    • Warren (domestic)

    • A domestic warren is an artificial, enclosed establishment of animal husbandry dedicated to the raising of rabbits for meat and fur. It evolved from the Anglo-Norman concept of free warren, which had been, essentially, the equivalent of a hunting license for a given woodland. The cunicularia of the monasteries may ... Read »


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    • Wildlife disease

    • Wildlife, domestic animals and humans share a large and increasing number of infectious diseases, known as zoonoses. The continued globalization of society, human population growth, and associated landscape changes further enhances the interface between wildlife, domestic animals, and humans, thereby facilitating addit ... Read »


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    • Wildlife refuge

    • A wildlife refuge, also called a wildlife sanctuary, is a naturally occurring sanctuary, such as an island, that provides protection for species from hunting, predation or competition; it is a protected area, a geographic territory within which wildlife is protected. Such wildlife refuges are generally officially desi ... Read »


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    • Zoophilia

    • Zoophilia is a paraphilia involving a sexual fixation on non-human animals. Bestiality is cross-species sexual activity between human and non-human animals. The terms are often used interchangeably, but some researchers make a distinction between the attraction (zoophilia) and the act (bestiality). Although sex with a ... Read »


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    • Zoophilia and health

    • Sexual contact with animals is associated with several significant health risks. Areas of possible concern are infection, physical injury and allergic reaction. Infections that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonoses. Some zoonoses may be transferred through casual contact, but others are much m ... Read »


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