On the first Sunday of October, pet owners flock to an unlikely place: their local churches. Across the U.S., dogs, cats, hamsters, and even birds gather to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis, otherwise known as “the blessing of the animals.”
Smithsonian magazine features stunning images of jaguars in Brazil’s Pantal wetlands.
Compelling video of elephants mourning the death of a calf, and a magnificent segment on the secret language of elephants.
So we’ve been trying to finally find someone to interview about the human animal bond, a show topic that’s been in the works for quite a while now. I was shocked to learn in my research just how much the relationship between humans and animals had changed over time.
Our producer explores the bond she shares with her dog, Oban.