An article circulated on social media with the claim that koalas had gone “functionally extinct” after wildfires in Australia destroyed most of their natural habitat.
On June 2 2019, the Facebook page “Pawz” shared the following post (archived here), tugging on readers’ heartstrings by claiming that the photograph represented routine daily euthanizations in an average shelter: A caption implied that …
In January 2019, the Facebook page “Wild at Heart Rescue” shared the following illustration while claiming that it is dangerous — even potentially lethal — to feed bread to ducks: The drawings depicted waterfowl and …
October 2018 was, like the months immediately preceding it, a seemingly endless march of stressful news stories and increasing political tensions globally as elections loomed in countries around the world. That naturally led a subsection of internet …
Guy the beagle rode in a car with Queen Elizabeth the day before the Royal Wedding after being rescued from a shelter by Meghan Markle in 2015.
Essential oils can be harmful to cats — but most cases of toxicity involve oils being applied directly to cats’ fur, and not defused through the air.
A photo caption incorrectly identifies Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke posing beside a trophy elephant that was killed in Africa.
There’s no such thing as the Pacific Northwest tree octopus, but it has become a helpful tool to gauge students’ internet literacy over the years.
A doctored photo of a wolf spider has been misidentified as a Florida cane spider, a Hawaiian cane spider in 2015, and as a Angolan witch spider in 2013.