Animals

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Mystic Aquarium is among the Connecticut attractions reopening this week. The aquarium has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A state investigation in January uncovered severe neglect of chickens, cows and dogs at a family farm in Suffield, Connecticut. Now the state wants to take custody of the nearly 200 farm animals, and nurse them back to health. 

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The public has until midnight Monday to weigh in on whether Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut should be permitted to import five beluga whales from an amusement park in Canada.

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An animal rights group staged a protest at a small dairy farm in Riverhead, Long Island, on Sunday.

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Shrews have an unusual way of surviving the winter: they temporarily shrink. Now scientists, including one from Stony Brook University, have turned their attention to that strategy. They think it could be useful for humans, too.

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