Animals in the News (28 photos)

This post is by Pierre-Louis Ferrer from The Atlantic Photo

It’s once again time for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include the testing of deer in Minnesota for COVID-19, a rhino census in India, shepherds finding water in Senegal, abandoned and rescued pets in Ukraine, the Iditarod sled-dog race in Alaska, a llama rescue amid flooding in Australia, a reindeer roundup in Russia, and much more. These images from recent months are collected as part of an ongoing series on animals in the news, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers.

A soldier stands in an abandoned kitchen playing with a dog who is standing on its hind legs in front of him.
A Ukrainian service member plays with a dog that was abandoned by its owners, inside a house that the residents left on the front line near Kyiv, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, on March 29, 2022.

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