Animals in the News

It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil, a zoo in China where visitors are caged while visiting the tigers, the Faquetaique Courir Mardi Gras chicken run in Louisiana, a wayward sea lion pup found sleeping in a booth in a California restaurant, a Russian military unit training with reindeer, eagles hunting drones in the Netherlands, and much more. These images and many others are part of this roundup of animals in the news from recent months, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers, as part of an ongoing series on animals in the news.

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