The Week in Animal News: Flame Retardants Found in Pets, Inmates Eating Elephants, and More (Slideshow)


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Researchers at Indiana University have found flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at levels five to 10 times higher than typically found in humans. Could dogs be the canary in the coal mine for how accumulating polybrominated flame retardants will affect humans?

We also have inmates eating elephants, beautiful threatened birds that think plastic is a food group, surprisingly unsinkable fire ants, the unique internal GPS of whales, and a wolf that attacked a mother and her child in the Week in Animal News.

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