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THE DOWNLOAD: Halloween spirit, snow leopard surgery

Some kids who are hospitalized still got to celebrate the fun of Halloween at a party hosted by UC Davis Children's Hospital and Spirit Halloween Superstores.

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Coconut the snow leopard recovers from eyelid surgery

Coconut, the snow leopard cub born at the Sacramento Zoo earlier this year, underwent a rare eyelid surgery on Wednesday, October 24.. UC Davis veterinary specialists and the Sacramento Zoo veterinary team collaborated to correct a congenital eyelid defect known as colombas. This ocular deformity is sometimes documented in snow leopards under human care. Coconut was also born with other birth defects that impact his mobility.

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Healing animals with fish skins

Updated Sept. 17: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it is postponing the national tests of two alerting systems that had been scheduled for Sept. 20 — the same morning as the UC Davis exercise. Due to severe weather on the East Coast and ongoing response efforts, FEMA rescheduled its tests for Oct. 3. 

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Updated Sept. 14: The Sept. 20 emergency exercise will coincide with national tests of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 11:18 a.m. and 11:20 a.m., respectively. WEA messages go to cell phones connected to participating carriers, and the EAS, involving broadcast and cable media and more, enables the U.S. president to address the nation during an emergency. Read more about these tests.

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Roadkill report a roadmap to avoiding wildlife collisions

Collisions with wildlife continue to cost up to half a billion dollars each year in California, primarily within the central Sierra Nevada and San Francisco Bay Area. But certain highways have especially high numbers of wildlife collisions, according to the annual roadkill report from the UC Davis Road Ecology Center.

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Cockfighter breeder pleads guilty on federal animal cruelty charges, facing five years in prison

Thomas Lee Crow. | 
July 17, 2018 |
A man charged with animal cruelty plead guilty yesterday to federal charges of aiding and abetting illegal animal fighting involving a large cockfighting enterprise. Thomas Lee Crow, 49, of Fresno, California entered the plea yesterday in federal court.
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World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest... Read More

North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see the historic sites where the great animal once flourished. The... Read More